What We Treat

Although the Hallowell Center NYC is perhaps best-known for our innovative treatments for ADHD and other learning challenges, we also treat a broad spectrum of cognitive and behavioral conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, and autism spectrum disorder. Research and years of clinical experience have shown that these conditions seldom exist in isolation. For example, people with ADHD often suffer from associated conditions like depression and anxiety.

At The Hallowell Center NYC, we offer a wide range of treatments that work together synergistically to help you achieve greater focus and mental clarity on a consistent basis. In dealing with the problems associated with ADHD, we always employ a strength-based approach. Positive growth begins with positive energy. When people find something they can do well, or when they find a person who believes in them, that is when they begin to develop the talents and strengths to overcome the daily challenges that come with ADHD.

ADHD Specialists – The medical staff at The Hallowell Center NYC has evaluated, diagnosed and treated thousands of people with ADHD. This clinical experience and skilled judgment is The Hallowell Advantage. We leave no stone unturned in our effort to ensure a thorough and accurate diagnosis and a customized, balanced approach that integrates brain, body and heart with the latest medical research.

The Hallowell Advantage

A Positive, Strength-Based Approach to ADHD

The Hallowell method favors a comprehensive approach that addresses the totality of the child or adult who comes to us for help. Well-rounded treatment can include steps to alter first, the physical elements of what’s going on through medication, exercise, nutrition, sleep habits, prayer or meditation, as well as alternative treatments like neurofeedback and cerebellar stimulation; second, the behavioral elements of the issue through interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification plans, coaching, lifestyle changes, and parent counseling; and third, the psychological elements of the issue through individual therapy, couples or family therapy, or other therapies all aimed at promoting strengths and talents. Beyond that, we look at the milieu or system in which the individual lives and try to determine the best school, or the best job, or the best camp, or the best living situation, again always with the goal in mind of promoting talents and strengths.

Getting started is easy!

Call our New Patient Specialist at 212-799-7777 or email frontdesk@hallowellcenter.org.

Learn More About ADHD

Executive functions are a set of skills necessary for personal and academic success. Executive functioning issues are weaknesses in a set of important mental skills that are key to learning. Key executive function skills include organization, prioritization, activation, reflection, and emotional balance.

Executive function has been called “the CEO of the brain” because these skills enable us to plan, prioritize, control our emotions and more. Academic, social and home fronts can be impacted when kids struggle with executive skills.

All kids with ADHD have issues with executive function. And many kids with specific learning differences have weaknesses in some executive skills.

The three main areas of executive function are:

  • Working Memory
  • Flexible thinking
  • Emotional balance

The Good News is that executive function skills can – and often do – improve with the right supports in place.

How The Hallowell Center NYC can help:

Neuropsychological Testing can assess a child’s strengths and weaknesses in executive functioning.

Executive Function coaching can help children develop the executive functioning skills they need for success in school and life.

Make an appointment today by calling 212-799-7777.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

If you’re struggling with anxiety, worry, panic attacks or headaches, it may be hard to recall the last time you weren’t feeling tense, worried, or on edge. Anxiety can cause sudden panic attacks, may interfere with your personal or professional responsibilities, and is often tied to depression and insomnia. When you feel overwhelmed, you need a safe and rapid solution that can relieve your anxiety and help you regain your confidence and zest for life. Our qualified mental health professionals have experience and familiarity with the challenges associated with anxiety disorders and can put together a therapeutic plan to address your condition.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly referred to as OCD, is a type of mental illness characterized by obsessions and compulsions. People with OCD may have symptoms of obsessive thoughts and urges or compulsive, repetitive behaviors or both. These symptoms can interfere with all aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships. If you feel you may have OCD, seeking a diagnosis is the first step.

Panic Disorder

People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that can occur at any time and last for several minutes or more. These panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. People experiencing a panic attack may feel anxious and overwhelmed. Some may experience a pounding or racing heart, sweating, chills, chest pains, dizziness, or nausea. Left untreated, panic disorder can lower your quality of life because it may lead to other fears and mental health disorders, problems at work or school, and social isolation.

Phobias

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. There are many specific phobias. Treatment helps most people with phobias and can include medicines, therapy or both. When should you seek therapy? Generally when the phobia causes intense anxiety, fear, or panic and it prevents you from living your normal life or causes significant distress.

How the Hallowell Center Can Help

If you’re experiencing Anxiety, OCD symptoms, Panic Disorder or Phobias, seeing a mental health professional is the first step to recovery. Taking the time to go to therapy is an investment in your health and well-being; the condition will not go away on its own. Find out how one of our qualified mental health professionals can help you by calling 212-799-7777 or emailing frontdesk@hallowellcenter.org

CLINICAL DEPRESSION

Clinical depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as feeling “down” or “blue.” It is not a “bad mood” or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better. Without treatment, symptoms of clinical depression can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment for clinical depression, however, can help most people who suffer from clinical depression. The exact cause of clinical depression is not clear. Sometimes, a stressful event can cause one to feel depressed. Sometimes it seems to happen for no reason at all.

DYSTHYMIA

Dysthymia or persistent depressive disorder, is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression that may seriously affect your normal daily activities, result in low self-esteem and a feeling of hopelessness and loss of productivity. These feelings can have a negative impact on your relationships, school, work and daily activities. Since these feelings generally last for years, you may feel it’s a normal part of your life.

BIPOLAR DISORDER

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, behavior, thought, and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods known as manic depression which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience.

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles”—mania (highs) and depression (lows). The change in mood can last for hours, days, weeks, or months.

How the Hallowell Center Can Help

If you’re experiencing depression, dysthymia or Bipolar Disorder, seeing a mental health professional is the first step to recovery. Taking the time to get diagnosed and set up a treatment plan is an investment in your health and well-being; the condition will not go away on its own. At The Hallowell Center, we offer a variety of diagnostic and assessment tools to help us evaluate and understand your specific needs. Find out how one of our qualified mental health professional can help you by calling 212-799-7777 or emailing frontdesk@hallowellcenter.org

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication and behavior challenges. ASD begins in early childhood and eventually causes problems functioning socially, in school and at work.

How The Hallowell Center Can Help You

At the Hallowell Center our neuropsychologists can test for autism spectrum disorders if that is a specific question.  We have clinicians trained to work with higher level autism spectrum disorders.

Getting started is easy.  You can set up an appointment by calling 212-799-7777 or emailing frontdesk@hallowellcenter.org

The term “learning challenges” is an umbrella term used to describe an array of learning disorders. An individual may have one learning challenge or more than one co-occurring learning challenge. In many cases, learning challenges interfere with the development and use of language and the ability to speak, read, write, spell or perform math calculations. Learning challenges can impact an individual’s self-esteem, education, vocation, socialization and daily living activities.

Learning challenges include dyslexia, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression, and behavior problems.

How The Hallowell Center Can Help You

At The Hallowell Center, we offer a variety of diagnostic and assessment tools to help us evaluate and understand your specific needs. Based on what we learn, we then suggest a customized treatment plan to meet those needs, Getting started is easy. Simply place a call to one of our new patient specialists by calling 212-799-7777 or emailing frontdesk@hallowellcenter.org

Relationships can be challenging; plagued by misunderstanding, anger, frustration and hurt. In relationships where one or both members of the couple have ADHD or other mental health/addiction issues  the challenges can be amplified. ADHD, in particular, presents some unique challenges particularly when ADHD has not been diagnosed or when the couple does not understand how it impacts the relationship.

The good news is that couples therapy can help! Couples therapy helps a couple slow down, truly listen to and better understand both their partner and themselves. Once couples are better at listening and understanding they can improve their communication so that interactions become more productive and positive. 

Choosing the right couples therapist is important. Whoever you see as a couples therapist must understand and be able to treat all couples, as the couples therapists at the Hallowell Center are well trained to do. If, however, ADHD is an issue in the relationship it is also critical that your therapist understands ADHD and the way it impacts relationships. All of the clinicians who do couples therapy at the Hallowell Center are experts on this topic and with this expertise are best able to help couples navigate this often challenging terrain.

Getting started is easy! Call 212-799-7777 today to request a free patient care phone consult.

Parenting children with ADHD or associated disorders can be challenging and different from what you imagined parenting to be. Even parents who do not need the level of intervention of PARENT TRAINING are looking for strategies to help with parenting calming and effectively keeping the relationship intact.

At the Hallowell Center we have parenting coaches who work with groups, individuals, and couples using the curriculum CALM AND CONNECTED created by Cindy Goldrich.

To learn about The Hallowell Center’s ADHD parent coach, please click on her profile below:

Marsha Hockman, LMSW, MPA

Learn about Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD Summer Enrichment Summer Camp

Though ADHD, anxiety, depression and other issues are present in men and women they may show up in different ways. Having clinicians who are well versed in how gender impacts mental health can only improve on client’s evaluation and treatment.

In addition it is important for clinicians to know how hormonal issues in women affect both their symptoms and overall well being, as well as what medications might be most helpful.

When considering and during pregnancy woman have many questions and concerns about medications and whether to continue/ begin them or not. It is very important to have doctors who know the latest research and best practice procedures for consideration of medication during pregnancy.

How The Hallowell Center Can Help You

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