The Sachs Center is a full service boutique psychotherapy practice on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Our doctors are specialists in 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.
Our treatment is “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 psychotherapy, social skill groups, neurofeedback, nutritional, organizational coaching, tutoring and medication to improve the overall functioning of our clients.
Our methods have proven successful for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression and Anxiety. Change will not be easy, but if all facets of one’s life are supported, change can and does happen. Call our adult, adolescent and child psychologists today for an initial evaluation. Book an appointment now or call 646-807-8900.
The first step in working for change is our initial meeting. We will 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. During the initial session, we will 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 first session, we will discuss our findings and the recommended options for treatment. Book an appointment now. See our full list of services explained below.
The Sachs Center offers a comprehensive ADD ADHD testing process that goes beyond a simple checklist. We use the latest diagnostic tools to accurately assess for ADD ADHD. This process begins with 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 computer-based assessment that has been proven effective in determining deficits in focus, distractibility and impulsivity, all hallmarks of ADD ADHD. Other assessments include tests of Processing Speed, Working Memory and Executive Functioning. Individuals with ADHD often have difficulties in these domains. Learn more about our adult and child ADD ADHD testing.
Neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing is not needed for a diagnosis of ADD ADHD. It is necessary, however, to receive accommodations in school or extra time on standardized tests. We have been successful in getting extra time accommodations for our clients on the SAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, etc. Learn more about our Neuropsychological testing.
Therapy & Coaching
We offer individual, group and family therapy to those adults with ADD ADHD, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Dr. Sachs has developed a unique method for ADD ADHD treatment in adults called the “Sachs Protocol,” utilizing psychoeducation and psychotherapy to manage symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Our child psychologists use play therapy and the group model (Dragon Masters) to assist children with their unique emotional needs. Our therapists are highly-skilled, patient and understanding, all key elements in bringing forth the best version of you. Learn more about our therapy and coaching.
Brainmapping & Neurofeedback
The Sachs Center is one of only a few centers offering brain-mapping in New York City. Brain-mapping is a safe diagnostic tool that allows our Neurotherapist to see underactive and overactive parts of the brain. Once you or your loved one’s brain is “mapped,” Neurofeedback can begin. Neurofeedback is a very exciting alternative treatment for ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety and Aspergers. 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 our Neurofeedback training.
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 and Aspergers. 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 who will 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
Our Social Skills Groups are run by child psychologists 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
The 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.