Outpatient Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CHONY-6)

NYP Child & Adolescent Mental Health Outpatient Clinic Program

CHONY-6 serves as our primary outpatient clinic for children and adolescents with a wide range of mental health concerns and disorders, including disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Tourette’s disorder, and developmental disorders. We work with children and adolescents from birth through 21. Our commitment to provide excellent care for our patients starts with a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. We partner with the caregivers of our patients to best understand their child’s experience and work with families to identify and involve the important partners in their child’s life. This often includes collaborating with a child’s school and their pediatrician/primary care doctor. Our multidisciplinary team of psychiatrist, psychologist, social workers, and nurse practitioners aims to provide evidence-based, culturally competent, and child/adolescent-friendly treatment. Services include dyadic, individual, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as medication management. Our range of evidence-based treatments include child-parent psychotherapy (infant/parent), cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression, behavioral therapies, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent training, interpersonal psychotherapy for depression, dialectical behavior therapy, family therapy, and cognitive behavioral intervention for tics/Tourette’s. Many of our patients benefit from additional evaluation and advocacy due to the challenges related to learning and language-based disorders. 

 

Diagnostic Evaluation (Assessment) Service

This service provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for all non-emergency referrals to child and adolescent psychiatry. The first step in the evaluation process involves families speaking with our intake team. To reach our intake line, please call (212) 305-0924. Cases are initially screened for their appropriateness for outpatient care. Crisis calls are referred to the emergency department or mobile crisis, and patients requiring a level of care that we do not provide are given appropriate referrals. Phone screens are reviewed and assigned to the evaluation team clinicians. In the case that we cannot provide a recommended level of care or otherwise cannot serve a family or child, appropriate referrals are given. General mental health resources may also be found on this site. 

 

Children’s Anxiety and Depression Clinic (CADC)

We provide psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments to children and adolescents with anxiety and depression. Some of the most common anxiety disorders include separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, and social anxiety disorder. The most common depressive disorders include dysthymia and major depressive disorder. In addition, we often treat children and adolescents with bipolar disorder and psychosis. Psychotherapeutic interventions include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents (IPT-A). In addition, we have specialized groups for social-skills training and family therapy.

 

Disruptive Behaviors Disorders Clinic (DBD)

Psychopharmacological, parent training, and psychotherapeutic treatments are available for children with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder. Both individual and group therapy modalities are utilized to help parents and children.

 

Tourette’s and Tic-Related Disorder (TTRD) Specialty

In this specialty, we provide for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with tic disorders. Treatment modalities include medication management and comprehensive behavioral interventions for tics (CBIT). In light of the notable comorbid presentation of tic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), our clinicians also provide cognitive behavioral therapy with emphasis on exposure and response prevention to help children and youth with OCD. Medication-management services are readily available as well and are used in conjunction with therapy if indicated.

 

Toddler Infant Parent Program (TIPP) Specialty

In this specialty clinic, clinicians provide child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) a dyadic, relationship-based treatment for parents and their young children.

 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Clinic

This comprehensive treatment modality is often offered to adolescents who present with mood dysregulation along with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and/or suicidal ideation and attempts. Standard treatment involves individual psychotherapy, adolescent DBT skills group, family therapy, parent management, medication management as indicated, and telephone coaching. The clinic has staff who are available 24/7 for phone coaching and offers both individual and group therapy.

 

Outpatient Acute Care Services: The Immediate Treatment Clinic

Patients who require short-term crisis intervention or therapy are treated in this service using short-term therapy interventions. Treatment approaches will include crisis intervention and cognitive behavioral therapy.