7 W 36th St, 15 Fl, New York, NY
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Our Treatment Programs

Treatment at The Reeds Center begins with a careful comprehensive evaluation by our expert clinicians. Clients then meet with their therapist to review the results of their evaluation and to create a treatment plan that is tailored to their needs.

We offer treatment in different intensities (or doses) and formats:

Treatment Formats

To address the complexity and severity of the presenting problem, and to accommodate our clients’ varied needs (e.g., cost considerations, access to our office, and preferences), The Reeds Center offers a variety of treatment formats and intensities.  We work closely with individuals and their loved ones to offer treatment in a way that matches the needs of their particular situation.

  • Individual therapy sessions (at our Center) – Clients meet with their therapist 1-2 times per week for 50 minutes.
  • Individual therapy sessions (via Internet or Phone Conferencing) – Though in-person sessions at our Center are always preferable (and required for those clients within reasonable travel distance from Manhattan), we also offer evidence-based treatment through web video conferencing (Skype) or over the phone to accommodate the needs of individuals without access to expert treatment in their local area. Sessions are usually 1-2 times per week for 50 minutes.
  • Intensive treatment sessions – Intensive treatment sessions typically last 90-100 minutes and clients come in 2-5 times per week depending on their needs. See Treatment Intensities below.
  • Family and Couples sessions – We offer sessions with clients’ family members, spouses, and loved ones in order to help them understand our clients’ problems and treatment and to assist them in creating an environment that is supportive to the changes the client is making.
  • Parent Coaching Sessions – Sessions designed to help parents of adolescent clients understand and support their adolescent’s work in treatment.
  • For clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Individual,  Intensive, and group treatments are available. To learn more about our OCD programs, see our OCD INTENSIVE website.
  • Parent Support Group for Parents of Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – This group is designed to help parents of individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) understand the complexities of this disorder, and how to best support their loved ones to foster and maintain treatment gains over time.  The group meets on Tuesday evenings for 90 minute sessions.

Treatment Intensities

Research has shown that symptom reduction is most rapid when sessions occur from two to five times per week for up to two hours per session.  The Reeds Center also offers more traditional weekly or bi-weekly, 50-minute sessions, depending on the needs of a particular individual. We generally suggest starting with a higher frequency and intensity of sessions in order to build and maintain momentum and to see change more rapidly.

While the financial and time costs of engaging in intensive treatment can be challenging, many individuals choose this option.  Some need this level of support in order to make gains with a severe illness. Others travel from out of town and/or utilize breaks from school or work to lay a solid foundation for recovery within a short time period.

About the Reeds Center

The Reeds Center was formed by expert clinicians who have extensive experience in treating anxiety and related disorders including eating disorders and mood disorders using evidence-based practices.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to offering competent and compassionate treatment, and to working at serving the needs and interests of the individuals we care for.  We take the time to carefully understand our clients’ symptoms and then work collaboratively with them to design a treatment plan that matches their needs and resources. To learn more about our treatment approach, see How we Treat.

Treatment at a Reduced Fee

We also offer reduced-fee treatment, delivered by externs (graduate students) and post-doctoral fellows (individuals who have received their doctoral degree but who are not yet licensed).  When these individuals deliver treatment, they have first undergone significant professional training as well as our training program at the Center, and they are carefully supervised by senior clinicians to ensure that a high level of care is consistently delivered.

Ensuring the most effective treatment experience

We only utilize expert clinicians who have extensive experience in treating OCD using evidence-based practices. When clinical interns or post-doctoral fellows see clients on a sliding scale, they have first undergone our intensive training program and they are carefully supervised by a senior clinician to ensure a high level of care is consistently delivered. We take the time to carefully understand our clients’ symptoms and then work collaboratively with them to design an effective treat plan.