Outpatient Psychiatric Services for Adults
NewYork-Presbyterian provides outpatient adult psychiatry care through several programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center in White Plains, New York. We offer evaluations, individual psychotherapy, medication management, and support groups for adults and their families.
Center for Youth Mental Health at NewYork-Presbyterian
Psychologists from the Center for Youth Mental Health (formerly Youth Anxiety Center) specialized care to young adults suffering from tics, anxiety, OCD, and related conditions in the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program and the Adult Outpatient Clinic.
Additional information about the Center for Youth Mental Health (formerly known as the Youth Anxiety Center) can be found at https://www.nyp.org/youthmentalhealth.
Outpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
The Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic offers comprehensive mental health treatment for patients 18 years and older. Our clinic excels in the management of a wide range of diagnoses, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, grief and bereavement, and trauma. We provide individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, and medication management matched to patients’ treatment needs. Our clinical staff is trained in a range of short-term and long-term techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, supportive therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
For more information about the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, please call 212-305-6001.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides diagnostic evaluation, individual therapy, group skills training, medication management, and coaching to patients with Borderline Personality Disorder with suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. For more information, please call 212-305-6001.
The Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Program
The Behavioral Health Community Crisis Stabilization Program (BH Crisis) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is a centralized, telephonic triage and referral program with the ability to determine the level of care and assist providers in avoiding emergency department usage when possible. Additionally, the Critical Time Intervention Team (CTI) provides community-based wrap-around services to high utilizers of emergency department services and are struggling to follow-up with aftercare planning.
For more information about the Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Program, please call 212-305-6001.
Columbia Gender Identity Program
Gender and sexual identity are vital to how we view ourselves and present ourselves to the world. Finding an identity that is representative of who we are is not always easy, and it can be especially challenging for those who identify in a way that does not conform to traditional views of gender or sexuality. The Columbia Gender Identity Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia offers competent and sensitive counseling and care geared to the needs of transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming individuals and their families. Our specialized interdisciplinary team across Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers services ranging from psychotherapy and medication management to hormone therapy and surgery. We utilize an evidence-based approach to mental health care that is focused on instilling pride and celebration of gender diversity. Our services are designed to help transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming children, adolescents, adults, and their families by facilitating identity development, social support, and self-acceptance across the lifespan. Our clinic also serves cisgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer youth to promote their mental health and wellbeing.
For more information about the Columbia Gender Identity Program, please call 212-305-6001.
Columbia Ketamine Program
Depression affects more than 16 million Americans every year. While this condition is a challenge for everyone who must cope with it, many cannot find relief in traditional treatments. At Columbia Psychiatry, we take pride in offering the latest advances in mental health treatment and the highest levels of quality and patient safety. That’s why we are now offering ketamine infusions for treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that blocks the NMDA receptor that has also been used as a recreational drug due to its dissociative properties. More recently, ketamine has been discovered as a safe and effective treatment for depression, and randomized controlled trials have shown rapid improvement in mood as well as a reduction in suicidality compared to people who receive a placebo or another drug. Learn more about the Ketamine program. Please call 212-305-6001 to speak with someone at the Columbia Ketamine Program.
Expert Comprehensive Evaluation Program
At NewYork-Presbyterian, we offer a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to diagnose emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders. We offer these evaluations only for conditions in which our faculty have particular expertise that is at the cutting edge of the field, including depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and psychosis, among other conditions. Learn more about the expert comprehensive evaluation program. To get a second opinion, please call 212-304-6045.
Women’s Program at Columbia
The Women’s Program in the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Department of Psychiatry focuses on the emotional distress and psychiatric symptoms women may experience through the course of the reproductive life cycle. In collaboration with our colleagues in the Division of Child Psychiatry and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Women’s Program provides evaluation and treatment for women for problems such as depression and anxiety during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and the postpartum period, and the onset of menopause. Our experts also help women to manage the emotional issues that arise with infertility, pregnancy loss in the course of parenting. For more information about the Columbia Women's Program, please call 212-305-6001.
Lieber Recovery Clinic
Using recovery-oriented, evidence-based treatments, the Lieber Recovery Clinic helps adults diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, high functioning autism, ADHD/executive functioning difficulties, and co-occurring disorders to improve their functioning in the community. In a supportive environment, clients learn about their condition and how to live successfully. Psychiatric and psychological care, skills-based rehabilitation, individual coaching, supportive employment and education, and care management services are provided in an atmosphere of caring and respect.
For more information about the Lieber Recovery Clinic, please call 212-326-8441.
Outpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
The Adult Outpatient Clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and time-limited and maintenance treatment for adults 18 years and older that present with a variety of mental health diagnoses and issues. The clinic is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and nurse practitioners in psychiatry. Treatment in the Adult Outpatient Clinic begins with a comprehensive psychiatric assessment at which time individual treatment needs and availability are identified. The clinic offers a range of treatment modalities that include psychopharmacology management, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, couples, and family treatment.
For more information about the Adult Outpatient Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell please call 212-746-6208
Specialty programs include:
The Geriatrics Evaluation Service provides diagnostic evaluation, treatment consultation, and medication management for adults age 65 years or older, focusing on mental health issues that are unique to older adults. This includes issues related to major life changes, loss of loved ones, loss of health and mobility and retirement.
For more information, please call 212-746-6208.
The Women’s Evaluation Service provides diagnostic evaluations, treatment consultations, and medication management for mental health issues that span the female reproductive lifecycle. This includes issues ranging from fertility, pre-pregnancy consultations, pregnancy-related disorders, and postpartum spectrum illnesses.
For more information, please call 212-746-4850.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides diagnostic evaluation, individual therapy, group skills training, medication management, and coaching to patients with Borderline Personality Disorder with suicidal and self-injurious behaviors.
For more information, please call 212-746-6208.
The Cognitive Therapy Clinic (CTC) at 61st Street offers time-limited focused cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. The CTC provides treatment for specific problems such as depression, anxiety, stressful life events, loss, family and relationship problems, and chronic pain. In addition, the CTC offers various training programs for weight loss, stress management, and smoking cessation.
For more information, please call 212-821-0775.
Continuing Day Treatment Program at 61st Street
425 East 61st (between York and First Avenue)
New York, NY 10065
The Continuing Day Treatment Program (CDTP) offers a time-limited structure of 6 to 12 months of goal directed psychosocial rehabitation services, with an emphasis on wellness and recovery. The comprehensive services of the program focus on managing symptoms, preventing relapse and assisting the patient achieve his/her highest potential for meanngful community living. Phone: 212-821-0881.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Track within the CDTP provides specific treatment services for patients with personality disorders. The program offers comprehensive DBT services that include individual therapy, skills, training groups, telephone coaching and medication management as indicated.
Outpatient Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center
Adult Outpatient Clinic
The Adult Outpatient Clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and time-limited, evidence-based treatment for adults 18 years and older with a variety of mental health diagnoses and issues. The clinic offers a range of treatment modalities that include psychopharmacology management, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, couples, and family treatment. The clinic is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, nurse practitioners in psychiatry, a credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor, a licensed mental health counselor, and post-doctoral fellows in psychology.
All prospective patients receive a one to three session evaluation to determine an appropriate treatment plan. The evaluation is completed before enrollment to ensure that the clinic has the appropriate services to meet the person’s needs. Treatment is focused on solutions to identified problems, and the treatment approach is generally short-term. Occasionally a patient may need a longer-term therapy focus.
For referrals, please call 914-997-4081.
Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic
The Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic offers time-limited focused cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for social anxiety, phobias, other anxiety disorders, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and mood disorders. Treatment may be individual or group. Medication management and family therapy are provided as indicated.
The Women’s Clinic
The Women’s Clinic provides specialized diagnostic evaluations, short-term psychotherapy, medication management, and treatment consultations for:
- Pre-pregnancy planning in women with current or history of psychiatric symptoms
- Women with current or history of psychiatric symptoms undergoing infertility treatment
- Pregnant women with current or history of psychiatric symptoms
- Postpartum women up to 12 months postpartum with current psychiatric symptoms or breastfeeding with current or history of psychiatric symptoms
- Psychiatric symptoms related to the perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, loss of infant less than twelve months old)
For information or to make a referral, please call 914-997-5220.
Eating Disorders Clinic
The Eating Disorders Clinic provides short-term, evidence-based treatment for patients of all ages and genders with all forms of eating disorders. Treatment is primarily offered on an individual basis, with families strongly encouraged to participate when possible. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders and Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders. Group-based treatments are also offered. Medication management is provided as indicated.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic provides diagnostic evaluation, individual therapy, group skills training, medication management, and coaching for people struggling with emotional regulation, including those who have suicidal ideation and self-injurious behavior.
Psychotic Disorders Clinic
The Psychotic Disorders Clinic offers a recovery-oriented approach to adults 18 years or older who suffer from psychotic disorders. Services include medication management, individual cognitive-behavioral and supportive therapy, group, and family treatment.
Westchester Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides outpatient mental health services for people of all ages (children, adolescents, young and mature adults) who have all degrees and types of hearing loss or for their hearing family members. This includes people who use cochlear implants, hearing aids, or other assistive devices. The DHHP provides psychiatric evaluations, individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy, medication evaluations, and monitoring. DHHP Staff members include licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists and psychiatric sign language interpreters, all of whom are trained to work with people who communicate in speech or sign language.
Continuum of Care Clinic
The Continuum of Care Clinic offers a recovery-oriented approach to individuals (18 years or older) who suffer from psychotic disorders. Services include medication management, individual Cognitive Behavioral and supportive therapy, group, and family treatment.
Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment Program
The neuropsychological Assessments Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell provides 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.
To contact the Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment Program at Weill Cornell, please call 646-962-2820. To contact the Neuropsychological and Educational Assessment Program at Westchester, please call 914-997-5868.
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).