The Institute is composed of a group of 150 professionally trained, licensed psychotherapists who offer a full range of psychotherapeutic services, including individual and group psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in addition to more specialized treatment services.
HOW DOES THERAPY WORK? Most psychotherapy, whether short-term problem-focused or long-term psychoanalytically-oriented treatment, relies upon a dialogue between the therapist and the patient. The purpose of this dialogue is to help explore the underlying causes of problems and symptoms. Psychotherapy can help with Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Depression, Apathy, Uncontrollable Rage, Inability to Experience Pleasure, Guilt and Shame, Obsessions/Intrusive Thoughts, Compulsions, Phobias, Inhibitions, Eating Disorders, Family or Couple Problems, Problems with Children and Adolescents, Issues Involving Sexual Orientation, Problems With Artistic Expression, Issues With Aging, School or Career Problems, Work Related Problems, Excessive Use of Alcohol or Drugs, Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse, Low Self-Esteem, Chronic Feelings of Emptiness, Persistent Unhappiness.
HOW DO I GET TREATMENT? When you come to ICP, you will be seen by an intake worker specially trained to deal with the conflicts people may face. During the intake you will complete three psychological questionnaires and talk with the intake worker, at which time you may request the type of therapist you would feel most comfortable with (i.e., male or female, younger or older). A treatment plan is then formulated, and within a week you will be assigned to a therapist appropriate for you. If you are not comfortable with the assigned therapist, you will be assigned another to ensure that your treatment is productive. We will also make a referral if the services you need are not available at ICP.
CAN I AFFORD THERAPY? The Institute accepts most insurance, except unmanaged Medicaid. We will check your benefits prior to your intake, in order for the intake clinician to establish a fee. If you are not covered by insurance, we will establish a fee on a sliding scale based on your income. We have several managed care contracts that partially cover therapy with a co-pay from you. These contracts include, but are not limited to: HIP and Medicare.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions about Intake and Insurance. If you would like to schedule an initial intake to discuss your need for treatment, please call us at: (212) 333-3444.