Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry Services

Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry Services of The Mount Sinai Hospital consists of a Clinic Treatment Program, a Continuing Day Treatment Program, a Partial Hospital Program and co-located Primary Care Services. As of 2014, the main adult program platform has been newly situated at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in a fully refurbished, common setting, supporting newly accentuated integrated programming.

Multidisciplinary Services

In these programs, a multidisciplinary staff of behavioral health specialists including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners in psychiatry, licensed mental health counselors, and social work staff work collaboratively to provide comprehensive psychiatric services to patients with diverse treatment needs across the adult life span and treatment intensity. Persons affected by depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, anxiety and panic disorder, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, cognitive and behavioral disorders of aging, substance abuse, and personality-based behavioral difficulties, receive highly individualized, recovery-oriented care. Every effort is made to include family and concerned others in treatment planning and services.

Services include comprehensive assessments and treatment planning; crisis intervention; cognitive and behavioral, supportive and other goal oriented verbal therapies in both individual and group formats; collateral and family engagement and support; individual and group psychopharmacology; treatment for co-occurring disorders; and recovery oriented services for the chronically and severely ill, including clozapine services. Integrated, around-the-clock emergency services, is a standard of care.

Continuing Day Treatment Program

Individuals requiring additional support and a structured treatment experience can receive their care through the Continuing Day Treatment Program (CDTP). A group focused, five day per week program, CDTP provides comprehensive treatment, including case management services (e.g., help with housing and benefits), psychopharmacology, group psychotherapy (of varied modalities, including dialectical behavioral therapy [DBT]), individual psychotherapy (of varied modalities) as needed, social skills training, crisis management, entitlement planning, as well as prevocational and psycho-educational groups. Integrated vocational rehabilitation services are also available. We assist patients who have a vocational goal to achieve competitive employment through our State funded Supported Employment Program, and then to maintain that employment though our New York State Office of Mental Health sponsored follow along program (Extended Ongoing Supported Employment).

Comprehensive Care

As a part of the Mount Sinai Health System, a national leader in psychiatric research, our clinicians are informed of the latest advances in psychiatric treatment with access to experts in a wide range of psychiatric conditions. Similarly, patients receiving services in our programs have access to specialists in internal medicine, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and other fields of medicine.