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  • Mental Health

    At Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, we believe that every patient deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. When a patient needs mental health treatment, we provide a thorough evaluation to determine the patient’s needs, so we can offer the appropriate care in a safe and therapeutic environment.

    Access Center Evaluation Service

    The Access Center is the initial evaluative point of entry for those seeking psychiatric care at St. Luke’s. All patients requesting treatment receive a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation that includes an extensive clinical interview and a standardized self-report outcome measure, Basis 24. Treatment recommendations are made if the various divisions of the Department of Psychiatry can offer appropriate treatment. If the programs of the Department of Psychiatry are unable to accommodate the patient's need for care, suggestions are made for care at other facilities. Please ask your provider to complete an  intake form prior to the first appointment.

    Adult Inpatient Services

    We understand that our patients are as individual as their needs, so we have designed programs to accommodate those needs. On all of our inpatient psychiatric units, you will find a therapeutic environment that promotes healing and that can help you to function in the community. On each unit, our staff will strive to help make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. We encourage you and your family to ask questions and to seek advice from our knowledgeable and expert staff. With your active participation in the treatment process, we can assist you and guide you toward discharge.

    Inpatient Psychiatry

    Our inpatient psychiatry units at St. Luke’s provide short-term, acute psychiatric treatment for adults ages 18 and older. Treatment modalities include group, family, and individual therapy and medication therapy. These services are designed to stabilize and prepare the patient for appropriate follow-up treatment in an outpatient setting.

    Inpatient Geropsychiatry

    Our geropsychiatry inpatient unit offers a secure, quality health care option for adults ages 55 and older with a psychiatric diagnosis. The program is also appropriate for younger patients with additional medical problems that require special attention not found on a general psychiatric unit. A team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, geriatricians, social workers, nurses, and occupational and creative art therapists have received specific training to meet the unique needs of these patients. As part of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, the staff closely collaborates with all the major medical and surgical specialties important to the geriatric population.

    Inpatient Treatment Program

    Individualized treatment plans are developed based on a comprehensive assessment of medical, psychiatric, psychological, social, and functional status.

    Treatment focuses on alleviating symptoms and solving problems in order to enhance patients' ability to function. Therapy programs are used to help patients understand mental illness, develop coping skills, and promote self-esteem. Treatment programs include the following:

    • Psychopharmacological Management (Prescribed Medications)
    • Individual and Group Therapeutic Activities
    • Environment Structuring/Therapeutic Environment
    • Patient/Family Education

    Your Inpatient Care Team

    A team of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and creative art therapists have received specific training to meet the unique needs of our patients. Our staff closely collaborates with all the major medical, surgical, and allied health specialties important to the patient population, which are available throughout the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s network. 

    Adult Outpatient Clinic

     The Acute Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic offers comprehensive outpatient treatment for persons diagnosed with Axis I or Axis II disorders whose course is characterized by acute, remitting episodes of illness. These include the treatment of persons with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other psychiatric disorders. Individuals with personality disorders are treated with a focus on a return to optimal functioning and improvement in their ability to live meaningful lives. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and very unstable bipolar disorders are treated at the Psychiatric Recovery Center

     

    Outpatient Clinic Admission Criteria

    The Outpatient Clinic treats individuals with a broad range of disorders who are able to benefit from outpatient treatment. Patients must:

    • Be at least eighteen (18) years old 
    • Have DSM IV Axis I or Axis II psychiatric diagnosis and be likely to respond to the treatment offered on an outpatient basis. 

    The frequency of treatment varies from several times weekly to monthly or bimonthly, according to acuity of illness and clinical need. Patients may be seen several times weekly, monthly, or bimonthly as indicated.

    The OPC offers broad and varied combinations of a variety of modalities and perspectives: 

    Group Therapy

    A wide variety of short- and long-term groups meet weekly, targeted to focus on particular diagnoses. General psychotherapy groups are offered as well. Most individuals will participate in group, rather than individual, psychotherapy. A wide variety of short- and long-term groups meet weekly, targeted to focus on particular diagnoses. General psychotherapy groups are offered as well. Most individuals will participate in group, rather than individual, psychotherapy.

    Individual Time-Limited Psychotherapy

    Time-limited psychotherapy includes weekly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), brief psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and supportive treatment. 

    Psychopharmacological Treatment

    Medication therapy may be the sole therapy for some patients, although it is most effective when combined with either group or individual therapy. After an initial period of more frequent visits for stabilization and medication management, patients are generally seen monthly, moving toward less frequent visits.

    Treatment for Spanish-Speaking Patients

    OPC offers individual, group, and psychopharmacological treatment in Spanish.

    Social Service Assessment

    All patients needing help with housing, disability, and entitlement programs will be referred to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s HEAL Center for further guidance.

    Program-Specific Criteria

    The OPC group psychotherapies include, but are not limited to, such groups as:

    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Skills and Consultation (English and Spanish)
    • Panic / Anxiety / Social Phobia Groups
    • Obsessive / Compulsive Disorder
    • Anger Management
    • Therapeutic Writing for Trauma Survivors
    • Women's Depression Groups
    • Acculturation Problems Group (Spanish)
    • Gay Men's Survivor's Group
    • Men's Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Men's and Women's Mixed Depression Group
    • Seeking Safety / Seeking Safe Journeys for Trauma Survivors
    • Support Groups for Those with Stable Axis I Disorders

    Your Care Team

    An interdisciplinary team of licensed clinical psychologists, board-certified psychiatrists, licensed social workers, psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows are on staff. Staff in training are closely supervised by licensed clinicians.

    Information and Referral

    Patients, families, and friends please contact the Access Center at (212) 523-8080 for more information about the program and to inquire about the referral process.

    Location and Hours of Operation

    Acute Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic
    414 West 114th Street
    New York, NY 10025

    Main phone numbers: (212) 523-7668; (212) 523-6714
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - 8:30 am to 5 pm
    Tuesdays and Thursdays - 8:30 am to 8 pm

    Case Management Clinic

    The Case Management Clinic provides psychiatric services to adults with the primary diagnosis of a severe psychiatric disorder, with or without co-occurring drug or alcohol misuse. The Case Management Clinic welcomes referrals of individuals over the age of 18 and without mental retardation.

    Services and Treatment at the Case Management Clinic

    In pursuit of an individual's own recovery goals, the clinic's treatment goals are to help him or her control psychotic symptoms, thus preventing hospitalization, to reduce and abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol, and to enhance or maintain independence. Services include:

    • Individual Case Management
    • Individual Medication Management
    • Group Medication Management
    • Interactive Supportive Groups
    • Co-occurring Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness groups
    • Family Treatment and Psychoeducation

    Your Care Team at the Case Management Clinic

    Once an Intake Assessment is completed, an individual is assigned to an interdisciplinary team consisting of a clinical social worker or psychologist and either a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Together with the patient, the team's goal is to focus on rehabilitation, helping a person improve his or her functioning and otherwise assisting in recovery.

    Case Management Clinic Location and Hours of Operation

    411 West 114th Street, Suite 5B
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 523-4068

    Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm 

    Appointment Scheduling

    If you are seeking services for yourself, a friend, or family member, please contact the Access Center at (212) 523-8080. 

    If you are a health or mental health professional or referring organization, please call (212) 523-4093. 

     

    Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders

    The Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders offers specialized, intensive ambulatory treatment for persons diagnosed with a Personality Disorder or some of its symptoms, including but not limited to:

    • Recurrent suicidal thoughts, behaviors, or gestures
    • Self-injurious behaviors
    • Impulsivity and/or high-risk behaviors
    • Identity/self-image problems
    • Interpersonal/relational/family problems and conflicts
    • Emotional/mood dysregulation
    • Dissociative symptoms
    • Social/interpersonal isolation
    • Problems with intimacy and trust
    • Sexual/gender-identity problems
    • Unusual perceptual experiences or thoughts
    • Body image problems
    • Addictive behaviors other than substance abuse/dependence
    • Shyness/inhibitions/fear of rejection
    • Difficulties in making decisions/excessive perfectionism

    Psychiatric Recovery Center (PRC)

    The Psychiatric Recovery Center (PRC) has special expertise in the treatment and rehabilitation of severe psychiatric disorders. While providing a wide range of programming, its practices are built out of a recovery paradigm. The objective is for patients to engage in self-identified goals: occupational, educational, social, or family. Our multidisciplinary staff works within a range of service intensity, from subacute stabilization to wellness and rehabilitation.” The number and level of services is flexibly matched to a person’s own recovery needs and goals. Both phases offer assistance with concrete services, including housing, medication management, and a variety of groups, along with options for family and individual work. Methods include evidence-based practices such as integrated co-occurring disorders treatment, family psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and wellness self-management.  

    Your Care Team at the PRC

    Once an Intake Assessment is completed, an individual is assigned to an interdisciplinary team consisting of a clinical social worker or psychologist and either a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Together with the patient, the team's goal is to focus on rehabilitation, helping a person improve his or her functioning and otherwise assisting in the personal process of recovery.  Spanish-speaking patients are also welcome in the PRC. 

    Services and Treatment at the PRC

    In pursuit of an individual's own recovery, PRC’s goals are to help control psychotic symptoms, thus preventing hospitalization, to reduce or abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol, and to enhance or maintain independence and quality of life. Services include:  

    • Individual Case Management  
    • Individual Medication Management  
    • Group Medication Management  
    • Interactive Supportive Groups 
    • Skills Workshops 
    • Co-occurring Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness groups  
    • Family Treatment and Psychoeducation 

    PRC Location and Hours of Operation

    411 West 114th Street, Suite 5B
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 523-4068

    Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays 9 am to 5 pm
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am to 8pm
     

    Appointment Scheduling

    If you are seeking services for yourself, a friend, or family member, please contact the Access Center at (212) 523-8080.  

    If you are a health or mental health professional or referring organization, please call (212) 523-4093.  

    If you are a clinician who would like to refer a patient or who would like more information about the referral process, please contact the PRC at (212) 523-5134.  

    Mobile Crisis

    The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s is a crisis intervention program for adults ages 18 and older. Referrals are accepted from the community as well as treatment programs, law enforcement, and other agencies.

    Services provided:

    • Referrals to psychiatric providers
    • Crisis intervention services in the community and onsite
    • Short-term medication management
    • Coordinate with other St. Luke’s psychiatric and medical services (inpatient and outpatient)
    • Support for clients awaiting program enrollment
    • Community outreach and crisis intervention
    • Assist out-of-state psychiatric clients in crisis
    • Follow-up with non-compliant clients failing to make clinic appointments or to take prescription medications
    • Facilitate emergency psychiatric hospitalizations
    • Referrals to chemical dependency resources and services
    • Coordination with entitlement specialists

    The Women's Health Project

    The Women's Health Project  provides treatment to women who are survivors of abuse or trauma, many of whom also struggle with addiction. The program provides a supportive, multi-modal outpatient treatment environment, including individual and group psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy. For women with addictions, treatment is designed to address the issues involved in recovering from substance abuse in the context of psychiatric symptoms often related to trauma. In addition, research initiatives at  The Women's Health Project are dedicated to better understanding the impact of violence and drug and alcohol use on women's lives and to developing specific treatments to address these needs. For more detailed information visit our website at  www.whpnyc.org.

    Adult Community Services

     

    Since 1991, the psychiatrists of the programs within Adult Community Services offer care in locations operated by a broad palette of nonprofit community organizations, including churches, housing environments, senior centers, psychosocial clubhouses, transitional facilities for people who are homeless, and primary care clinics, serving the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, and Harlem communities. Our psychiatrists work collaboratively with staff within these environments in order to craft rehabilitation strategies that pursue the recovery goals of their service users. In addition to providing direct care to people at these sites, Adult Community Services facilitates access to additional outpatient, as well as inpatient, St. Luke’s healthcare services.  

    Addiction Institute of New York

    The Addiction Institute of New York is committed to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment, training of professionals in addiction medicine, and research on the treatment of addictive disorders. With over 40 years experience, The Addiction Institute of New York provides the widest range of addiction treatment programs as well as inpatient and outpatient services.
    For more information on all of the services and treatments, visit the Addiction Institute of New York.

    Emergency and Outreach

    Our emergency and outreach services focus on providing rapid, confidential assessments and immediate treatment. Subsequent treatment planning determines the most appropriate follow-up and ongoing care.

    Our comprehensive psychiatric emergency services are made of four emergency service components. 

    Services include:

    • Psychiatric Emergency Rooms
    • Extended Observation Beds
    • Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
    • Crisis Residence Program
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  • Seeking Safety Support Group

    Crime Victims Treatment Center
    411 West 114th Street
    Suite 2C Contact

    Female Group:
    Kay Johnson (212) 523-4426

    Male Group:
    Rommell Washington (212) 523-3288