OUR STORY

Social Sense Palm Beach, LLC is a multi-service therapeutic center for children (toddlers to teens) and families. We support children evidencing varied learning and developmental differences and mental health concerns.

As an evidence-based private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida, we offer social, emotional, behavioral, and educational support to our clients. Our services range from initial assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis to intervention and ongoing service.

Obstacles to a successful school or home life are often challenging and stressful for the entire family unit. Our priority is to integrate therapeutic services while never losing sight of the goals identified by the client.


Hayley, our founder, built and ran the resource room at a Palm Beach private school. This was where the idea of Social Sense Palm Beach was born. She learned that local schools are doing their best to provide comprehensive support to students and families but are restricted by the hours in a school day.

Our mission is to be a support system, resource, coach, mentor, problem-solver, and sounding board for children and families.

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MY STORY

Hayley C. Schapiro, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and New York. Hayley graduated from Columbia University in New York City. Her expertise is individual psychotherapy, case consult, and evaluation.

Hayley worked as a psychometrician in a clinic overseen by a large hospital network in New York City. There she provided diagnostic clarity for families and facilitated their transition to community based services. Hayley was trained in administering assessments at New York Presbyterian Hospital: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain. Prior, Hayley worked at a New York City Charter School, where she provided individual mental health support, crisis intervention, and group counseling.


Hayley acknowledges the many pressures children face but her priority is to smooth transitions, engage parents, and creatively brainstorm. Home-based, in her office, or school setting, Hayley excels in quickly building rapport with clients through humor, empathy, and unwavering engagement. 

Hayley will always be a New Yorker, but loves the sunshine in South Florida. When not meeting with children, families, or schools, she can be found at the West Palm Beach Green Market tasting local treats with her husband, children, and labradoodle puppy named Brody.