General Adult Treatment Services
The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a
comprehensive training and treatment institute, was established in 1971. The Adult Treatment Service began as the psychotherapy
clinic of ICP, and has helped people from different parts of the City deal with
life’s problems and work toward achieving their personal aspirations.
What we do and whom we serve: The Adult Treatment Service offers individual psychotherapy
(1-2 times weekly), or intensive psychoanalytic treatment (3-5 times weekly);
and referral for supportive psychiatric medication treatment when needed as an
adjunct to psychotherapy. Therapy may help with a range of problems-in-living
that affect the way we think and feel.
These include symptoms of anxiety, indecisiveness, guilt and shame; depression
and low self-esteem; effects of abuse; flashback memories; and distress in work
and relationships. Our therapists
appreciate the uniqueness of each person’s life experience and cultural
background. Our patients come from a range
of ethnic, economic and work backgrounds.
Who We Are: Our therapists are psycho-dynamically oriented. Many
have training in psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy through one of
ICP's training programs or an equivalent. Some are currently in such
training. Many of our therapists have
completed their graduate degrees and are licensed. Others are earning
those degrees or are completing licensing requirements. With the exception
of a small number of senior therapists, all clinical work is performed under
the supervision of a licensed and experienced professional supervisor.
Starting Treatment: Our staff understands the value of early intervention.
An initial intake assessment appointment is usually scheduled within a few days
after you contact ICP. At an intake
interview, you and an intake worker discuss your situation, our process for
selection of a therapist, treatment planning, options for referral, and fee as determined
on a sliding scale.
At Intake, information regarding prior treatment may be
needed. We might ask you to attend more
than one appointment with your intake worker, or to meet with a consulting psychiatrist. These appointments would require additional
Our intakes and treatment sessions are by appointment only.
We are not set up for walk-in or crisis services to people seeking immediate
help. We suggest a local hospital
emergency room if you are in need of immediate consultation. We do not have a psychiatrist on premises.
The start of psychotherapy is a big step. Our goal is to
make it a constructive experience for you. There may be times when our
waiting period for an intake appointment is too long for your needs. Or,
we may believe that our services are not right for you. In either case,
we will make every effort to provide you with other referrals. If we are
unable to match you with one of our therapists, it does not reflect on your
ability to benefit from treatment.
To consider a first step through ICP: Please look at the main ICP website to consider which of our
eight treatment services might best serve your needs. If you would like to arrange an intake appointment
or would like further information, please call ICP at (212) 333-3444.