The Mount Sinai Child Behavioral Health and Science Center offers the help you and your child need—where you need it. Our services and programs are at The Mount Sinai Hospital, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West. In addition to treating patients, we perform scientific research and train a wide variety of mental health care providers. We are sensitive to you and your family’s social and cultural race, color, religion, national origin, sex, and physical or mental disability. Our team approach encourages the whole family to become involved.
We use the following treatments most often:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): An approach that identifies and changes thinking patterns that are hurting you.
- Dialectical behavioral therapy: A type of CBT that teaches you to cope with change.
- Family therapy: Therapy that brings together family members to improve functioning.
- Group therapy: A group meeting of patients under the direction of a mental health professional.
- Medication management: Help to find and maintain the best possible medication regimen.
- Parent-infant dyadic therapy: Therapy that focuses on the relationship between parent and infant.
- Parent training/support: An approach to change the way a parent responds to the child.
- Social skills training: A way to help people improve their social interactions.
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy: A type of talk therapy.
- Trauma-focused therapy: Counseling that helps children handle stress related to a traumatic event.
Conditions We Treat
At Mount Sinai, we treat a wide range of child behavioral issues. The conditions we see most often are:
- ADHD and learning disorders
- Autism and developmental disabilities
- Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
- Eating and weight disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) tics, Tourette disorder, and related disorders
- Substance abuse
- Psychiatric conditions co-occurring with other medical problems