Rehabilitation Medicine

Neuropsychology

At Mount Sinai, we are devoted to providing our patients with comprehensive neuropsychology services for handling the cognitive and emotional aspects of a neurological injury or condition. We provide care for patients who may have experienced spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, strokes, or other neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

As part of your rehabilitation, we begin by providing you with a neuropsychological assessment which includes diagnostic tests and a one-on-one interview to decide what kind of services best fit your needs. Our specialists need to understand what changes you may have experienced as a result of your condition in thinking, memory, organization, and performance of daily tasks, as well as to provide you with instant emotional support that confirms you are not alone in managing your condition or disability. We can assure you that we will guide you every step of the way throughout your rehab process and provide you with the necessary tools you will need to thrive long after you have left Mount Sinai.

We offer a wide range of treatment options to help you in your recovery. Some of our most common treatments include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management as well as emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Cognitive skill-building through various brain-training activities
  • Education and support services for patients and families
  • Supportive psychotherapy to help patients adjust to their condition or disability

Inpatient Services

Mount Sinai’s team of neuropsychologists support our patients as they learn how to adjust to life after a traumatic event or illness. We evaluate and assess your strengths and weaknesses to help you set short term and long term goals. We will address any cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral impairments functioning so you can maximize your quality of life. We also can provide daily cognitive remediation to help improve memory, attention, problem solving, reasoning, and communication skills. In addition, a goal of our inpatient therapy program is to help you cope with emotional issues you may face such as anxiety and depression.

Our neuropsychologists will teach you how to deal with neuro-fatigue and organization. We’ll also educate you about what to expect when dealing with a condition or injury, like how to optimize brain functions such as sleep, exercise, and nutrition.

Outpatient Services

Our neuropsychology outpatient services emphasize the importance of adjusting to changes in functioning after a traumatic event and during recovery. We provide learning strategies to improve organizational skills, memory, and reasoning. In addition, our neuropsychologists offer individualized psychotherapy to address emotional issues you may have and help you to adjust to the impact that your condition may have on your social functioning and ability to relate to other people in the community.

Group programs are also available to address the long term needs of patients with a variety of conditions. These groups include:

  • The BIG Support Group: This support program allows patients to discuss difficulties they encounter and have peer support from people who have had similar experiences.
  • The Bridge Program
  • Family Support Group: This group consists of loved ones of individuals with brain injuries who would like to discuss their concerns and build upon their knowledge in a safe, comfortable environment
  • The Mind Over Matter Support Group: This program gives individuals the opportunity to share their experiences with coping techniques previously taught during the Phase II and Bridge programs.
  • Phase II program