Services

The following psychotherapeutic services, specialty clinics and assessment services are available at the McShane Center:

Adolescent Clinics
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Group Therapy
Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Services
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychological Assessment Services

Adult Clinics
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Group Therapy
Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Services
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Child Clinics
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Play Therapy
Group Therapy
Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Services
Child/Adolescent Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychological Assessment Services

Couples/Dyadic/Family Therapy
Couples Therapy
Dyadic Therapy
Family Therapy

Adolescent Clinics

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an active, practical and solution-focused psychotherapy that is aims to teach teens and their family techniques to monitor and change the way that they think. By changing thinking patterns, adolescents can experience a reduction in negative feelings and change behaviors. CBT is a goal-oriented approach with an aim to be time-limited, though the length of treatment can vary.  CBT has been found to be effective for various difficulties (e.g., anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), school refusal, selective mutism, social anxiety, specific phobias). Adolescents between the ages of 13 – 17 are seen within the Adolescent-CBT clinic at the McShane Center.  In therapy, teens work with their psychologists-in-training to set an agenda for sessions and treatment plan goals, homework (e.g., practicing skills at home), and working with parents to support and promote change in the home. Client progress is monitored regularly in order to ensure that treatment is meeting the individual needs of the adolescent and their family. 

Group Therapy – During this social age, adolescents often rely on peers for support. Often times, in our digital landscape, making connections can be difficult. The McShane Center offers group therapy for teens including social skills groups, dialectical behavioral therapy skills groups, screenager support groups for adolescents. Please see Open Groups for more information.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Psychodynamic psychotherapy for adolescents helps teens explore and express their emotional worlds in order to help them gain control of problematic behaviors they are expressing. Often times, adolescence enjoy talk therapy, which can provide a sense of understanding oneself, ones interpersonal relationships, emotional experience and can lead to improved control over behavior as well as an improvement in the quality of overall daily living. Psychodynamic psychotherapy has been found to be an effective tool to treat anxiety, behavioral difficulties, depression, peer relational problems, school problems, and trauma. Parents are typically encouraged to participate in therapy with support and guidance offered regularly.

Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Services – Adolescence is a time of significant self-exploration and discovery. It can be a confusing and difficult time for someone new in this country trying to fit into a new and unknown milieu of the United States. Research suggests that children of immigrants may be more prone to experiencing anxiety or depression than the children of non-immigrants.  The McShane Center works with both first and second generation adolescents including those who may have suffered traumatic events in their home countries and require psychotherapeutic services.

Psychological Assessment/Testing - The McShane Center Offers a full range of psychological assessment services for adolescents including academic, cognitive, neuropsychological, and personality assessments.

Adult Clinics

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an active, practical and solution-focused psychotherapy that is aims to teach an individual, techniques to monitor and change the way that they think. By changing thinking patterns, individuals experience a reduction in negative feelings and change behaviors. CBT is a goal-oriented approach with an aim to be time-limited, though the length of treatment can vary.  CBT has been found to be effective for various difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, specific phobias). In therapy individuals work with their psychologists-in-training to set an agenda for sessions and treatment plan goals and homework (e.g., practicing skills at home) play a role in this therapy. Client progress is monitored regularly in order to ensure that treatment is meeting the individual needs of the client.   

Group Therapy  - As social beings, we often rely on others for support. The McShane Center offers group therapy for adults including dialectical behavioral therapy skills groups, parenting groups, and support groups. Please see Open Groups for more information.

Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Services – The McShane Center prides itself in its work with immigrants. Aiming to serve individuals who may have suffered traumatic events in their home countries, or second generations immigrants who due to certain risk-factors, may be more prone to experiencing anxiety and depression than their non-immigrant or first-generation counterparts.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults helps indivdiuals explore and express their emotional worlds in order to help them gain insight and attain more control of various difficulties and improve overall satisfaction and daily living skills. Psychodynamic therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders and somatic disorders.

Child Clinics

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an active, practical and solution-focused psychotherapy that is aims to teach both children and their family techniques to monitor and change the way that they think. By changing thinking patterns, children can experience a reduction in negative feelings and change behaviors. CBT is a goal-oriented approach with an aim to be time-limited in nature, though the length of treatment can vary.  CBT has been found to be effective for various difficulties (e.g., anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), school refusal, selective mutism, social anxiety, specific phobias). Children between the ages of 7 -12 are seen within the Child-CBT clinic at the McShane Center.  In therapy, children work with their psychologists-in-training in a developmentally appropriate manner, often playing games and practicing skills through play. Additionally, kids and parents engage in homework and are required to practice skills at home to further support and promote change outside of the therapeutic setting. Client progress is monitored regularly in order to ensure that treatment is meeting the individual needs of the adolescent and their family. 

Play Therapy - Psychodynamic psychotherapy for children between 2 and 12 often involves developmentally appropriate play to encourage children to explore and express their emotional experience to help them resolve conflicts and encourage them to gain control over behaviors that are seen as challenging. This therapeutic approach can be effective when working with children who struggle with anxiety, depression, family difficulties, peer difficulties, school problems, and trauma. Parents are encouraged to participate and engage in services to support their children’s therapeutic gains.

Group Therapy – Children as social beings tend to gravitate to one another. Often times, in our digital landscape, making connections can be difficult. The McShane Center offers group therapy for children including skills groups and Parent-Infant/toddler groups. Please see Open Groups for more information.

Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Services – Childhood can be confusing and it can prove to be even more challenging when simultaneously adapting to a new culture. Research suggests that children of immigrants may be more prone to experiencing anxiety or depression than the children of non-immigrants.  The McShane Center works with both first and second generation children including those who may have suffered traumatic events in their home countries and require psychotherapeutic services.

Psychological Assessment/Testing - The McShane Center Offers a full range of psychological assessment services for children including academic, cognitive, neuropsychological, and personality assessments.

Couples/Dyadic/Parent-Infant/Family Therapy

Couples Therapy – the couples therapy that is offered by psychologists-in-training at the McShane Center aims increase the couples understanding of the patterns of interaction that have become challenging within their relationship. It helps couples explore these dynamics, understand them and change them with the aim of helping individuals change their thoughts, feelings and response to their partner and thereby altering ineffective or destructive behaviors and changing them into positive ones that can enhance the relationship. 

Dyadic Therapy – Dyadic psychotherapy is an evidence-based treatment for parent-infant dyads that have young children who are demonstrating attachment disorders and other behavioral difficulties.  In this therapeutic approach, the psychologist-in-training works closely with the parent as a guide to maximize the parent’s attunement to the child’s emotional state by building a creative, accepting and playful environment.

Family Therapy – the family therapy that is offered a the McShane Center aims to support wide ranging difficulties which can include adapting to new familial situations such as remarriage, communication difficulties, coping with divorce or separation, parenting difficulties or concerns (including child/adolescent behavior problems). 

For More information about the McShane Center or to schedule an appointment please contact:

The McShane Center for Psychological Services
(212) 346-1730
(212) 346- (FAX)
McShaneCenter@pace.edu
156 William Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038