NYC COGNITIVE
BEHAVIORAL

Our Mission

The highest priority of both Brooklyn and Suffolk Cognitive-Behavioral, is to improve the quality of life of individuals and families suffering from psychological difficulties. We encourage our patients not to avoid times of challenge and distress but to utilize them as opportunities for re-prioritizing, transformation and personal growth. We are committed to helping each of our patients to identify what a purposeful life means to them and to mutually working through whatever obstacles may interfere with living that life. The center will continually incorporate the most up to date research and training in order to offer state-of-the-art “third generation” cognitive-behavioral therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to treating the patients of Brooklyn and Long Island, the center is also committed to teaching and supervising interested professionals who seek to develop ACT & more traditional cognitive-behavioral skills.

Director & Founder

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We are committed to providing the latest scientifically supported treatments to our patients. While the most common problems treated are anxiety disorders and depression, cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven effective for a variety of psychological problems.

Virtual Sessions

Use our online booking system to conveniently book a virtual session in seconds! Virtual therapy allows you to create a safe and comfortable therapy space that’s on your own terms with the added convenience of avoiding a commute and being able to have sessions anywhere. You and your therapist will be able to form a unique bond as virtual therapy can create a deepened sense of intimacy between you and your therapist. It gives you the opportunity to share your space with your therapist. This can provide meaningful insight and can help with your progress.

Individual Therapy

The majority of patients at our center are utilizing individual therapy. We provide a variety of experienced therapists to address the entire age range of patients, from preschoolers to senior citizens. Most of our individual therapy is scheduled on a once a week basis, with sessions lasting 45 minutes. More frequent weekly visits are sometimes recommended for more intense issues or faster progress.

Couples

In addition to individual therapy, we offer relationship focused therapy for all types of relationships, traditional, LGBT, sex positive and consensually open. Our staff has been trained in relationship strengthening, skill based relationship therapies such as, Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Couples Therapy (ICBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Contemporary relationship therapy helps partners to balance mutual problem solving with acceptance, challenging our relationship expectations. Other skills used to help develop and maintain intimate relationships include; positive tracking, active listening, pleasure planning, creating safe attachments, and challenging marital assumptions.

Children & Adolescents

Our therapists are also trained to meet the special needs of children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Especially with younger children, we help parents to simultaneously improve parental effectiveness and parental coping skills. Adolescents and their parents are often both facing a variety of stressful developmental changes, so individual adolescent sessions are often complimented with parent individual and family sessions.

Professional Training and Supervision

An equally important aspect of the center’s mission is our commitment to advancing the general knowledge of traditional cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the training of mental health professionals. Our center provides training for mental health professionals looking to learn traditional CBT as well as third wave therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As a certified trainer in CBT, and as a peer reviewed trainer in ACT, we provide all levels of training from the fundamentals of cognitive therapy to those seeking to advance beyond the basics of cognitive therapy. The center is affiliated with several local universities (Long Island University, Hofstra, CW Post, Albert Einstein) and provides ongoing supervision for doctoral externs and interns. The staff also provides cognitive therapy seminars and symposia. These are intermittently offered through the center and/or in conjunction with various outside agencies and institutions. Research into CBT & ACT is also an ongoing aspect of what keeps the center current. Advancing the scientific bases of CT is also an ongoing commitment of the center.

Groups

Groups can be a powerful compliment to individual therapy and are sometimes used to supplement individual therapy. Depending on the need, we offer a variety of time-limited treatment groups (e.g. social phobia, panic & agoraphobia, mood disorders, etc.). Community support groups are also utilized to give sufferers and their families a chance to provide mutual support, exchange experiences regarding living with these disorders and decrease isolation and stigmatization.

Current Groups:

Interpersonal Skill Groups: Awareness Courage & Love Meetup Group: www.meetup.com

Creative Relationship Sex Positive Support Groups: Mens & Womens Support ENM Group

Huntington Village

177 Main Street, Suite 209
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 696-2896

Brooklyn Heights

26 Court Street, Suite 602
Brooklyn, NY 11242
(347) 687-6353

Manhattan

18 East 16th Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10003
(347) 687-6353