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Mental Health Services

When someone has a disability, often their mental health is overlooked due to the primary focus on physical health. However, mental health care doesn’t discriminate, and we all need a little extra support at different times of our lives, and this is where psychotherapy can be so important. At the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, we want to give our patients and their families the resources they need to get the most comprehensive and holistic care possible.

Jan Moskowitz, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, specializes in working with cerebral palsy patients of all ages coupled with depression and anxiety. Jan has training and experience in New York City and practices from a holistic perspective while utilizing strengths-based interventions as part of a broad psychodynamic framework. Jan is licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy sessions are available for cerebral palsy patients of all ages, and also for their caregivers.

Below is a general overview of what the process of starting psychotherapy sessions with Jan might look like:

Step 1 – Phone screening: This is a brief call to find out more about who you are, what you are looking for in regards to therapy, your basic demographics, high risk issues, etc. This call will help to see if Jan is the right fit for you, or if you need to be referred for more immediate attention somewhere else.

Step 2 – Schedule an intake in person: This is a one-hour appointment focused on questions about your history of health and mental health, past experiences with mental health, any impactful events in your life Jan should know about, etc. Once this takes place, we are ready to start scheduling our follow up sessions.

Step 3 – Follow up sessions: After Steps 1 and 2 have been completed, we begin weekly sessions which are about 45 minutes long and then continue to meet until mutually agreed upon goals have been achieved. These sessions are typically recurring appointments, same day/time each week, for everyone’s ease of scheduling, commitment, and consistency.

Telehealth

Our mental health services can be offered via Telehealth for those who cannot travel or prefer a virtual visit.

Mental Health Resources

Due to COVID-19 and the unprecedented circumstances that have come with this crisis, it has created a great deal of stress and uncertainty for the community of patients, families, and health care staff. If you would like to speak with one of our licensed social workers about this in further detail, please schedule an appointment by calling 212-305-5616.