Getting Started

Free Phone Consultation

Choosing a therapist is an important step and we want to simplify the process for you. We encourage you to contact us (212) 406-3520 or (914) 533-4950 to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with a therapist to get a sense of whether the therapist might be a good fit for you. If you decide to move forward, the therapist will schedule an initial session to assess your needs and goals for treatment.

Pre-Treatment/ Assessment Sessions

The initial assessment process will provide an opportunity for you to share your goals for treatment. At the conclusion of this initial step, the therapist will reflect back their understanding of your needs and goals, and will propose an individualized treatment plan. You will be invited to openly discuss your feelings and willingness to pursue this plan with the therapist. Please note that while we specialize in treating people for a wide variety of mood disorders and relationship problems, we do not treat all psychiatric conditions at FGP. For more information please discuss with the therapist during the phone consultation.


The adult assessment period consists of 1 to 2 sessions before treatment begins. The first session will last for 60 minutes. No actual psychotherapy treatment will take place during the assessment period however it is very important for the therapist to take the time to explore your strengths and challenges.

Adolescents, Children, Young Adults Living at Home

An in-depth evaluation and diagnostic assessment is conducted with children, adolescents and young adults living at home. This extensive initial assessment is conducted over the course of 4 separate sessions allowing the therapist to understand relevant social-emotional and biological factors and to determine if our approach would suit your child’s needs. More information about the youth assessment phase can be found here.