Last updated: 10/30/2009

Westchester Medical Center (914) 493-1753
Last Updated: 10/30/2009
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Degrees:
MSW

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:

Credentials and Certifications:

Office and Contact Information
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Westchester Medical Center
Gateway Program - Behavioral Health Center
20 Hospital Road
Valhalla, NY 10595  
www.wcmc.com
(914) 493-1753


Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Organization Type:
Hospital, Specialty
Outpatient - Mental Health

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: N/A

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Depression Gender Identity Medication Management Men's Issues Neurological Pain Management Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Phobias Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Tourette's Disorder Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Medicine Cognitive/Behavioral Evaluation/Diagnostic Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Case Management Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Ericksonian Geriatric Consultation Holistic Information and Referral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Prevention Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Group Individual
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Chronic Illness Disabled Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Transgender
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Step Families
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Haitian Hispanic Irish Native American
Professional Associations
Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200+
Couples: N/A
Group: $200+
Family: $200+

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: N/A

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes

Free Services:
Advocacy
Community Education
Information & Referral

Insurance:
Aetna Behavioral Health HIP
Beacon Health Hudson Health Plan
GHI HMO Oxford Health Plans
Health Net Pomco

Groups
Transsexual Group
Therapy group for individuals who are questioning or identify as Transgender. Must have formal intake before entering group
Group Focus: Gender Identity
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Therapy
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Trans
Location: Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1753
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Thursday

Gay Men's Group
Psychotherapy group for Gay men with mental health concerns. Formal intake required
Group Focus: Sexual Orientation
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Therapy
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Trans
Location: Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1743
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Wednesday

Pain Management
Individuals diagnosed with chronic pain. Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Group Focus: Pain Management
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
CBT
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1753
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Wednesday

MS Group
Patients diagnosed with MS explore alternative coping strategies as they deal with MS.
Group Focus: Disabilities
Behavioral Problems
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
CBT
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1753
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Wednesday