Services We Offer

From assessment through treatment and follow-up, the Weill Cornell Specialty Center provides all the services you need in one discreet location. Using our patient-centered approach, we will customize a treatment plan for you, then provide services that may include medication management; individual, couple, or group therapy; or specialized training classes or programs.

Expert Assessment

The key to developing an effective and appropriate treatment is the diagnostic assessment. The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center provides the highest level of diagnostic expertise to assess emotional, behavioral, medical, and any psychiatric factors that could be contributing to a person’s symptoms and concerns. Every new patient will undergo a comprehensive assessment as the first step to identifying the appropriate modality and duration of treatment. In addition, we can provide assessments for second opinion for both diagnostic and medication consultation.

Psychopharmacology

The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center has nationally recognized practitioners in the field of adult and child psychopharmacology. Our physicians provide medication management for patients treated in our program who may or may not be undergoing psychotherapy. In addition, we offer this service to patients who are under the care of therapists in practice in the community. Our physicians also specialize in the management of medications for women who are considering becoming pregnant, are pregnant, or are in the postpartum period.

Individual Psychotherapy

Our program provides evidence-based treatments that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP), behavioral therapy for tic disorders (CBIT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), mindfulness-based therapies and psychodynamic approaches.  Psychotherapy can be provided once or twice weekly and when appropriate more intensively several days a week.  Psychotherapy may be recommended alone or in conjunction with a medication regimen. The type and duration of psychotherapy for each patient is based on their assessment and diagnosis.

Family and Couples Counseling

Relational and family interventions have been found to play an important role in the successful treatment and prevention of relapse for many conditions, such as OCD and anxiety, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, and depressive and bipolar mood disorders. We recognize that incorporating the strengths and resources of a family is central to the treatment of children and adolescents. For adults, we recognize that emotional, psychiatric and behavioral issues affect all members of a household, and optimal treatment includes support for the family. The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center offers providers trained in family therapy who are experienced with working across the lifespan and with a range of diagnoses.  

In addition relationships with our partners play a significant role in our quality of life.  Challenges in relationships can take a toll on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing. The Specialty Center’s providers include experts in couples therapy who can customize interventions to fit the unique needs of each couple.

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy has been found effective in the treatment of a variety of psychiatric disorders for both children and adults.  The Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center offers evidence-based group psychotherapy modalities informed by the cognitive behavioral therapy model for current and new patients in our program. Guided by one of our therapists, each group is formed through the careful selection of individuals who would benefit from this type of therapy and interaction with other patients.

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Neuropsychological and Educational Testing

Neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments provide useful diagnostic and prognostic information in a wide variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders, as well as learning disorders. High quality psychoeducational testing is essential in determining the most appropriate academic supports and services, including those found in Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and 504 Plans.

Our faculty members, who meet the highest standards of education and training in neuropsychology, use the most advanced techniques for behavioral evaluation of brain function in both pediatric and adult patients. Additionally, through their academic appointments at Weill Cornell Medical College, our staff members are involved in clinical research studies designed to advance our understanding of disorders that affect cognitive and personality functioning in patients across the lifespan.

Parent Training

Behavioral training is a critical and effective component of  helping children with disruptive behaviors, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and  oppositional defiant disorder.  It is also a critical component of the treatment of anxiety disorders. Through participation in our parent training program, parents who have a child undergoing treatment at the Weill Cornell Psychiatry Specialty Center find support while learning coping skills, problem-solving strategies, and ways to manage the challenging behaviors of children with these disorders.