Our Holistic Approach

The Sachs Center is a full service boutique practice on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, focused on the testing and treatment of ADD/ADHD and Aspergers in children, teens and adults. We go beyond labels, taking a holistic, person-centered approach to treatment.  We don’t see you or your loved one as a diagnosis or set of symptoms, but rather as a individual with unique strengths and weaknesses. We believe the client-therapist relationship is the key to real change. We will treat you with respect, building trust and working together to bring more joy and success into your life.

Our treatment is holistic, “big picture” and focused on the whole person. We know from experience that one magic pill does not cure ADD/ADHD or other mental health challenges. That is why we offer therapy, groups, neurofeedback, nutritional and organizational coaching, and medication when indicated, to improve the overall functioning of our clients. Our holistic methods have proven successful time and time again. Change will not be easy, but if all facets of one’s life are supported, change can and does happen.

Initial Evaluation

The first step in working for change is our initial evaluation.  We will meet with you to learn more about you or your loved ones struggles, challenges and goals. We know that it is not easy to seek help and we understand that you might be anxious in sharing such personal information with someone you don’t know. That is why we work hard to make you feel comfortable. During the initial evaluation, we will listen with care, learn more about you and together formulate a plan that best meets your needs.  We are interested in your questions and will work collaboratively to allay your concerns.  At the conclusion of the evaluation, we will discuss our findings and the recommended options for treatment. See our full list of  services .

Therapy & Coaching

We offer talk therapy to individuals suffering from ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Our therapists utilize a number of different models including Gestalt therapyCognitive Behavioral therapy Family Therapy, and an Integrative approach. Regardless, we believe that the trusting relationship between client and therapist sets the foundation for real change.  Our therapist are highly-skilled, patient and understanding, all key elements in bringing forth the best version of you. We have child psychologists, adolescent psychologists and adult therapists on staff to serve any need. Learn more about our  therapy and coaching. 

ADD/ADHD Testing

If you are interested in testing yourself or a loved one for ADD/ADHD, the Sachs Center offers a comprehensive testing process that uses the latest diagnostic tools to accurately assess for ADD or ADHD. This process involves a clinical interview, where we learn about early childhood symptoms and current challenges that are negatively impacting your  life.  After the interview, you will be given a series of assessments that have been proven effective in determining deficits in attention, focus, distractibility and impulsivity, all hallmarks of the executive dysfunction common to ADD/ADHD.  Learn more about our comprehensive  ADD/ADHD testing. 

Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing is not needed for a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. It is necessary, however, to receive accommodations in school or on standardizes tests. We have been very successful in getting accommodations for our clients for standardized tests (SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc) and to receive accommodations for extra time and other necessary services in school.  Learn more about our  Neuropsychological testing. 

Neurofeedback Training

Neurofeedback is a very exciting alternative treatment for ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and symptoms of Autism.  The process of  balancing Alpha, Beta and Delta brain waves has been around since the 1960′s and is considered very safe.  Research, conducted by leading institutions has determined that Neurofeedback is an effective form of treatment and should be explored for those individuals not interested in taking medication. Learn more about  Neurofeedback. 

Medication

Medication is not a magic pill that can erase all one’s symptoms of ADD/ADHD. That is why we subscribe to a holistic approach to treating ADD/ADHD. Saying that, we have seen that the right dose and the right brand of medication has helped a number of a clients be more attentive, focused and reduce procrastination.  We have a Harvard-educated psychiatrist on staff that you help you find the right medication for your needs and work with you over time to manage your symptoms effectively. Learn about our  Medication Management .

Social Skills Groups

social skills group NYCOur Social Skills Groups are designed to help to children and adolescents who are having difficulty with peer relationships, anxiety, depression and ADHD.  Children and adolescents will gain greater acceptance, make friends, strengthen their communication skills, behave more appropriately, reduce anxiety, increase their frustration tolerance, and develop more confidence so they succeed socially.  Currently we have three groups for boys and girls ages 8 to 12 and a group for young teens.  Our Dragon Master group for boys has proven successful in keeping the boys engaged in the group process, with many members coming back each year. Our retention rate is near 90%. Learn more about our  Social Skills Groups. 

Adult ADD Support Group

ThAdult ADD Groupe Sachs Center runs a Adult ADD support “Meetup” group that meets monthly at our offices. The goal of the group is to offer support to one another and to share tips and techniques on managing your ADD. This intimate group has grown together and is welcoming of new members. To learn more about this group, click on our  Meetup page  link.