NewYork-Presbyterian provides outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry care through many programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division. We offer evaluations, individual psychotherapy, medication management, and support groups for children, adolescents, and family members. We also provide behavioral training for parents based on treatment needs and availability.
Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
The Child & Adolescent Clinic evaluates and provides treatment for children and adolescents ages 6-18 years old who receive their primary pediatric care within the Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian General Pediatrics system. Services include individual therapy, psychopharmacology management, behavioral parent training, and DBT skills training groups for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, mood instability, ADHD, OCD, tic disorders and additional mental health diagnoses. The clinic is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers.
Pediatric OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program
For children ages 4-18 struggling with symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders. This program provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, specifically Exposure with Response Prevention, to help your child manage their anxiety and reduce their symptoms. Parents will have the opportunity to attend parent sessions to learn the same skills as your child.
Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment Program
Neuropsychological assessments provide useful diagnostic and prognostic information in a wide variety of suspected and confirmed neurological and psychiatric disorders. 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.
The Secret Agent Society group therapy programming
This fun and innovative way for children ages 8-12 with diagnoses of anxiety or ADHD utilizes espionage-themed games and computer-based learning home missions to engage children in the development of social and emotion regulation skills. Children learn to make new friends and cope with bullying, identify and manage their feelings, and engage with others in appropriate ways.
The Weill Cornell Medicine Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome.
Children receive specialized therapy and behavioral interventions treating Tourette’s and other related tic disorders.
DBT Skills Training Group
For teens struggling with anxiety or mild depression. This program teaches crucial life skills to teens and their parents; promoting the development of healthy coping skills, enhanced self-esteem while reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms. Parents will learn the same skills the teens are learning while simultaneously enhancing their relationships with their children and gaining life skills training.
The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology’s Infant Psychiatry Program
Provides evaluations for children ages 0-5 experiencing various behavioral or developmental concerns.
For more information about the Child & Adolescent Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine, please call 888-694-5700.
Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center
The Child & Adolescent Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments, individual psychotherapy, group treatment, parent management training, and medication management, based upon individual treatment needs and availability. The program is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, psychologists, post-doctoral psychology fellows, and clinical social workers.
Evaluations occur over several sessions to determine an appropriate treatment plan for each child. All children receive a full evaluation before enrollment in any particular program to be sure it is appropriate. Primarily treatment is focused on short-term solutions to identified problems, although on occasion a child and family may need a longer-term therapy focus. When clinically indicated, a child who is enrolled in the clinic may be referred for psychological or neuropsychological testing.
Child Specialty Evaluation Clinics
Children are assessed in specialty clinics for:
- Attention deficit disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood and behavior disorders
- Developmental disorders
For more information about the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic, please call 914-997-5882.
The Center For Autism And The Developing Brain
The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain offers comprehensive care for individuals living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders of the brain.
For more information about the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, please call 914-997-5848.
The College Student Program
The College Student Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division works with undergraduate and graduate institutions in the tri-state area to assist with the management of students in crisis. Students receive comprehensive care utilizing the latest therapies in a secure inpatient facility. Our multidisciplinary treatment team of psychiatrists, nurses, social works, rehabilitation specialists, neurologists, and primary care doctors, conducts detailed patient evaluations. We use the evaluations to inform the individualized treatment plans we create for patients based on their unique biological and psychosocial issues. Offering a mix of psychotherapy and group skills training classes, we can help patients develop skills for everyday living and ongoing support.
The Eating Disorders Center
The Eating Disorders Center of NewYork-Presbyterian is designed to help individuals age 13 and older with eating disorders work toward recovery in a comfortable and supportive environment. The Center includes The Outlook at Westchester, an inpatient unit located on the expansive, park-like campus of the Westchester Division.
For more information about the Eating Disorders Center, please call 888-694-5700.
Please note, if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).