We serve children ages 5-12, assisting them with a variety of therapeutic modalities. Our approach to child psychotherapy combines an understanding of family dynamics with a cognitive behavioral skill-building approach. This allows the family to join together in a healthy way to support the child in treatment.
The Sachs Center works with teens, especially those reluctant to share their feelings. Successful treatment requires a strong bond between the therapist and the teenager to build trust and foster change. We believe this is the core ingredient for real growth in therapy.
Our treatment for adults takes a variety of forms, depending on the needs of the client. For deeper emotional issues, we recommend a traditional supportive therapeutic relationship, looking at the roadblocks that prevent real change. For others, a pro-active goal-oriented coaching relationship may be more effective.
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When emotional needs overwhelm you or your loved one, individual talk therapy can be very effective at reducing the emotional pain and developing a roadmap for real change. Consumer Reports magazine reported in their extensive study that 9 out of 10 Americans reported positive benefits for psychotherapy. Consumer Reports gave psychological health care a solid endorsement. Our staff practices both cognitive behavioral therapy and gestalt therapy, depending on your specific needs and goals. Contact us
at 646.807.8900 to set up an initial consultation.
Are you feeling lost and unfocused? Coaching has become a popular alternative to traditional psychotherapy. If you’re feeling like you’ve got the emotional issues managed, and are looking for more support, guidance, tools and techniques to manage your ADD, or just to be more successful in life, then coaching might be for you. Utilizing lifetick.com, our highly skilled therapists will work with you to set up your long and short term goals and develop an effective tailored plan to reach them. Often irrational or unhelpful thoughts can derail your best intentions. Our therapist can help you process these thoughts to better keep you on track towards your goals. Call our
coaches now and be the best person you can be.
Are you children winning the war of whining? It might be time to bring in a coach. Parent coaching can be very effective at reducing acting out and oppositional behaviors in children. Learn new strategies for getting your children to listen, follow directions, and stop fighting you or siblings. Our caring therapists can work with you in person or on Skype to improve your existing skills and develop new ones. Call our
specialists now and be the best parent you can be.
Often young children don’t possess the skills to express their emotions. Play has been used effectively to help young children share their thoughts and feelings in a safe supportive environment. With the expression of feelings, inevitably comes change. Your Sachs Center therapist will assess your child’s developmental level and tailor the play to their unique interests.Call our
play therapists now and help your child express their deepest feelings.
Social Skill Groups
Does your child have a difficult time making and keep friends? Our social skill groups for children ages 7-13 are designed to foster social skills, improve emotional intelligence and develop problem-solving skills— all in a fun atmosphere! The boy’s group, called Dragon Masters
, utilizes behavior modification and rewards in the group to shape your son’s behavior. The girl’s group, called Moon Dancers
, is run by an art therapist and employs art and creative expression to help your daughter make and keep friends. Call our
center now at 646.807.8900 to learn more about our social skill groups.
The mission of the Dragon Masters social skills group is to develop a young boy’s social competence and emotional literacy. Each member is encouraged to experience and examine their peer interactions and uncomfortable emotions within the safe environment of the group. Through validation, positive reinforcement, self-object mirroring, idealizing, twinship, and limit-setting, the boys learn to manage their emotions, problem-solve effectively and create positive peer relationships.Call our
center now at 646.807.8900 to learn how your son can benefit from joining the Dragon Masters.
Like the Dragon Masters, the Moon Dancers is designed to develop a young girl’s social competence and emotional literacy. Each member is encouraged to experience and examine their peer interactions and uncomfortable emotions within the safe environment of the group. The girls engage in art projects that foster self-expression and group cohesion. Call our
center now at 646.807.8900 to learn how your daughter can benefit from joining the Moon Dancers social skills group
Have you tried individual therapy and are looking for something new? Do you wish you could be apart of a group of individuals all working on the same issue? The Sachs Center offers groups for women with ADD, men with ADD (a.k.a. man camp) and a coaching group for entrepreneurs. The group experience can be very effective at impacting change. You can share your feelings in a supportive environment and learn from others struggling with the same problems. Call our
center now @ 646.807.8900 now to learn about joining a group.
Research shows that medication is one of the most effective treatments for ADD and ADHD. Science also shows that medication can provide relief from lack of focus and problems with distraction and procrastination. Our Mt. Sinai trained psychiatrist specializes in the treatment of ADD and offers a supportive and comprehensive approach to medication management. In addition to medication for ADD and ADHD, we provide psychopharmacological treatment for other psychiatric problems like depression and anxiety. Call our
psychiatrist now at 646-807-8900.
Psychological Testing, also known neuro-psychological testing or academic testing is a service provided by the Sachs Center designed to assess cognitive, emotional and academic functioning. Whether you’re looking to find out what’s going on with you or a loved one, or gain accommodations in school for an IEP, or for extra time on the GRE, GMAT, SAT, MCAT,
psychological testing is a prerequisite. Our team will work with you over a span of three or four days to provide a detailed analysis of your or your loved one’s current functioning. At the conclusion, you will be provided with a comprehensive report to submit to your school or the testing boards. Call our
testing specialists now at 646-807-8900.
A Sachs Center ADD evaluation is a targeted comprehensive assessment of childhood and current symptoms, designed to diagnosis (or rule out) ADD/ADHD. The evaluation consists of three sessions: The first session is a clinical interview to gain a better picture of your childhood and current problems. At the second session, a computer assessment is given, along with other tests of memory, processing speed and executive functioning. Finally, all the data is compiled and your therapist will provide you with the results in the third session. If you do meet criteria for ADD/ADHD, different treatments options will be provided. Call our
testing specialists now at 646-807-8900 to get an accurate picture of the problem.
Proper nutrition has been shown to have a positive impact on mood and behavior. Before considering medication for ADD or ADHD, a meeting with our nutritional expert is recommended to assess how your family’s current diet is effecting your family’s physical and mental health. Small changes can have large benefits. Call our
nutritional coach now at 646-807-8900 to learn how an alternative holistic approach to nutrition can help.
A cluttered home is a cluttered mind. We offer a personalized in-home specialist in organization to help you reduce clutter and develop healthier habits for managing your home and work space. Call our
certified home organizer now at 646-807-8900 to learn how to better manage clutter in your home .
Often a child has specific academic weaknesses that goes beyond traditional therapy. The Sachs Center offers tutors that will work with your child in the comfort of your home. Utilizing the latest in academic approaches, coupled with an understanding of your child’s emotional needs, your tutor will assist your child in a focused supportive manner, attending to the specific deficit (i.e., writing, math). Call our
tutors now at 646-807-8900 to get academic assistance for your child.