Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I schedule an initial consultation?
- What can I expect at my first visit?
- Does insurance cover my treatment?
- What type of treatment do you offer?
- What are the qualifications of the therapists at Behavioral Associates?
- How long will I have to be in counseling?
- Do you offer services for children?
- Do you provide diagnostic testing?
Call our office at (212) 860-8500 between 9am and 8pm weekdays and one of our staff members will be available to answer your questions and schedule an intake. If you call outside regular business hours leave a message and someone will get back to you promptly. You can also contact us to request information or schedule an appointment using our on-line booking service by clicking on the blue “book an appointment” box above.
What can I expect at my first visit?
Dr. Robert Reiner personally meets each new patient for an initial consultation during which he will assess your individual needs, begin to devise a treatment plan and match you with a therapist from the large staff of professionals at Behavioral Associates. The initial consultation is 30 minutes while regular appointments are 45 minutes with double sessions available.
Please call our office at (212) 860-8500 or contact us to find out if your insurance plan is covered at Behavioral Associates.
At Behavioral Associates we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which can be combined with Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Virtual Reality Therapy and Qeeg Assessment. We also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy for patients who may benefit from this type of treatment. Psychiatrists are always on staff for cases in which medication is deemed necessary.
The staff consists of licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers and doctoral candidates. Our director, Dr. Reiner has more than 30 years of clinical experience. We take pride in the diversity of our staff, several of whom are multi-lingual.
The length of treatment varies depending upon the individual. However, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is known to generate results that are both durable and quick. Sessions typically last 45 minutes and occur 1-2 times per week. On average, CBT therapy takes 16-20 weekly sessions to be effective, as opposed to other more traditional forms that are often long term or open ended.
The newly renovated Behavioral Associates Children’s Center provides a comfortable and nurturing environment where children and their families are given the support and care needed to make positive change.
At Behavioral Associates, we offer many different types of diagnostic testing including neuropsychological testing, IQ and academic testing, personality testing and qEEG for accurate diagnosis and traumatic brain injury.