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Last updated: 10/30/2009

Westchester Medical Center (914) 493-1753
Last Updated: 10/30/2009
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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 (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Substance
Aging
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Depression
Domestic Violence
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Elder Abuse
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Immigration/Newcomer
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Medication Management
Men's Issues
Multicultural Issues
Neurological
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Physical Illness/Impairment
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Psychosomatic
Self Abuse
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Disorders
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Tourette's Disorder
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Advocacy
Behavioral
Behavioral Medicine
Case Management
Cognitive/Behavioral
Crisis Intervention
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Ericksonian
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Geriatric Consultation
Holistic
Information and Referral
Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.)
Mediation
Meditation/Relaxation
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychodynamic
Psychopharmacology
Satir
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Children (6-12)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
AIDS/HIV+
Alzheimer's
Biracial
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Chronic Illness
Disabled
Gifted
Grandparents
Immigrants/Refugees
Interracial Families/Couples
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Military/Veterans
Offenders/Perpetrators
Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc)
Step Families
Transgender

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon
Christian Jewish Muslim

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Haitian Irish
Asian Hispanic 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, Inc. 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