Outpatient Services

At Mount Sinai, we can help your children on an outpatient basis through Child Adolescent and Family Services. We offer these services at The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Mount Sinai Morningside. We treat children from birth through age 17. Services include:

  • Case management
  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Parent training and support
  • Pharmacologic evaluation and ongoing medication management

We use the latest research-based treatments. We know that all families have strengths and goals that can help children feel and function better. We believe the best outcomes are possible when families and caregivers are actively involved in their child’s treatment.

Center of Excellence in ADHD and Related Disorders

At the Center of Excellence in ADHD and Related Disorders, we use a variety of information in making a diagnosis. We interview parents and test the child’s intelligence, executive functioning, and academic performance. We also use a questionnaire filled out by you and your child’s teachers. Then we develop an individualized treatment plan. For more information, call 212-241-4423.  

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic

This child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient clinic provides evaluations and treatment for children from birth through age 17. Our team include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and trainees. We provide individual therapy, group therapy, parent training and support, family therapy, and medication evaluation and management. Our clinicians are trained in play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, parent management therapy, family therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We offer limited services in Spanish.

Clinic for Overcoming Anxiety in Adolescents and in Children

The Clinic for Overcoming Anxiety in Adolescents and in Children (COAACH) at Mount Sinai Morningside serves youth ages 5 to 18. COAACH provides evidence-based treatment (e.g., Cognitive Behavior Therapy) for anxiety and related disorders. At COAACH, your children learn skills to cope with anxiety. At the same time, you will learn to support, encourage, and advocate for your children. We also provide individual and family therapy and medication management. For more information, call 212-523-3082.

Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service

The Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES), provides a therapeutic school environment for New York City public high school students who have run into trouble at school because of emotional and behavior difficulties, including drug or alcohol problems. We provide a full-time, diploma-granting high school education curriculum through the New York City Department of Education. In conjunction with this curriculum, we provide individual, family, and group therapy, as well as medication management and milieu therapy. Our application form can be downloaded here. For more information, visit our website or call 212-523-3083.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

When children have a medical condition as well as a mental health issue, our Outpatient Consultation-Liaison (C-L) services can help. We can consult and treat a variety of issues including:

  • Child abuse/neglect/maltreatment
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex medical and/or neuropsychiatric syndromes
  • Emotional adjustment to medical illness.
  • Failure to follow the medical treatment
  • Failure to thrive
  • Medical illnesses leading to psychiatric symptoms

Our C-L team works closely with pediatricians, nurses, child life specialists, pediatric nutritionists, and others in the pediatric emergency rooms and as well as the Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai. We strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for your child and family.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

The Mount Sinai Morningside Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program serves adolescents struggling with impulsivity, self-injurious behavior, and emotion dysregulation. Our comprehensive DBT program teaches teens and their families how to cope with stress and improve family communication. We offer individual therapy and family skills groups for teens and caregivers. Participants can also receive medication management. For more information, call 212-523-3082.

Eating and Weight Disorders Program

Young people who have issues with body image and food can come to the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital. We provide both regular and intensive outpatient programs to help children and adolescents with disorders that make them avoid food or severely limit or restrict what they eat, as well as issues with overeating. Our staff specializes in treating a range of conditions, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and obesity. For more information, call 212-659-8724.

Family and Teen Recovery Services

At Family and Teen Recovery Services (FTRS, aka “Futures”), we help adolescents ages 12 to 18 and their families. Our outpatient program is part of the Child and Family Institute at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. FTRS expands services beyond traditional mental health care. We offer trauma-informed assessment, prevention, treatment, and recovery services for teens and families affected by substance use.

FTRS helps adolescents and their families address: adolescent alcohol, nicotine, and substance use. We also support safe coping and healing from trauma. At FTRS, we help families learn effective communication skills and behaviors that support the recovery. Through this program, we provide one-on-one, group, and family therapy. We also offer separate groups for teens and caregivers. We can also help with medication management, risk prevention, and recovery services. For more information, call 212-523-3082.

Neuropsychological Services for Children

At the Mount Sinai Hospital, we offer comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children and teenagers. Our assessments look at neurocognitive abilities such as language functions, sensory-perceptual functions, spatial and motor functions, attention, and higher-order executive functions. We can also offer an in-depth evaluation of a child's psychological status and academic skills. For more information, call 212-241-4423.

OCD, Tics, and Tourette Disorder Program

At the OCD, Tics, and Tourette Disorder Program we start with an in-depth evaluation. Then, we develop a personalized treatment plan, using advanced, scientific-based approaches. These techniques include behavioral therapies and medication consultations. We can help with symptoms and also address the underlying causes.  For more information, call 212-659-8823.

Parent-Infant Center

Based at Mount Sinai Morningside, the Parent-Infant Center offers trauma-focused assessment and psychotherapeutic services for pregnant women, caregivers (adolescents and adults), and their children (up to age five). We strive to help you and your children develop healthy attachments. We work with the Home- and Community-Based Parent-Infant Center Project to offer services in your home, for pregnant women and children up to one year old. We also administer developmental screenings (called Ages and Stages) every six months. If we have any concerns, we may refer you and your child to the Early Intervention and the Committee on Preschool Special Education. We also work with foster care agencies, schools, social services agencies, and other community-based programs. For more information, call 332-243-0304.

Parent Management Training (PMT) and Parent-Child Interactional Therapy (PCIT) Clinic

Parent Management Training (PMT) is an evidence-based treatment for caregivers of school-age children to provide parents with skills to manage their children’s disruptive behaviors. PMT sessions involve parents only to teach positive reinforcement methods as well as how to set appropriate, consistent limits with the goal of improving child behaviors. PMT is an effective treatment for caregivers of children exhibiting behavior problems including aggression, tantrums, difficulty following directions, hyperactivity, and school refusal. PMT is offered to caregivers of school-aged children, and can be provided either in-person or over telehealth.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an empirically-supported treatment for children displaying disruptive, challenging behaviors, and their families. PCIT aims to build a more positive connection between caregivers and children and improve child behaviors through live-coaching play therapy sessions that teach particular skills to caregivers, including praise and effective consequences, to improve child behaviors. Through PCIT sessions, families can work to establish a more warm and positive relationship, children learn strategies to regulate their emotions and accept limits, and caregivers increase their ability to remain calm and consistent while managing challenging behaviors. In our clinic, we focus on children ages 4-7, and are able to provide PCIT entirely over zoom in an internet-based format (PCIT in-person TBD). PCIT can be completed in roughly 12-20 hour-long sessions given scheduling availability and frequency of sessions.

Please contact Amanda Templeman, PhD, at amanda.templeman@mountsinai.org for more information on PMT or PCIT.

Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Pediatric Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program diagnoses and treats patients struggling with a range of conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. In addition to evaluations and treatments, we also provide opportunities to participate in clinical trials. For more information, call 212-659-1660.  

Seaver Autism Center

We assess and offer treatments for those with autism spectrum disorder and related neurodevelopmental disorders at the Seaver Autism Center. We also provide support and training for parents and siblings of children. We offer individual psychotherapy, social skills groups, psychopharmacological treatment, and community outreach. For more information, call 212-241-0961.