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Comprehensive behavioral health care
We are here to offer a wide range of treatments, specialized programs and support groups for those dealing with mental health issues, as well as their families. See how we can help you or someone you love.

About us

The Outpatient Center for Mental Health is a division of the Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Psychiatry located at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH). The center is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health and has been offering quality mental health care to patients since the 1930s.

Our multidisciplinary team provides a full range of behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults, and new parents with their infants. Our staff includes a collaborative team of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, certified social workers, clinical nurse specialists and other mental health professionals. We are affiliated with a number of clinical training programs and are committed to quality patient care, teaching and clinical research.

At the center, we understand that living with the effects of behavioral health issues or mental illness can be challenging. We encourage you not to face your problems alone. Please contact us at (212) 434-3365 to make an appointment. Your initial visit will provide you with a full clinical evaluation and a plan for your care will be developed.

We accept most insurance coverage and all payment options can be discussed with our staff.

Our services

Comprehensive treatment

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Couples/family therapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacologic treatment (Note: We may be able to provide medication for patients in psychotherapy at other programs after discussion with their therapist)
  • Psychological and neuropsychological testing

Special programs 

  • Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing and Educational Advocacy
  • Services for Perinatal Health
  • Services for First Episode Psychotic Illness

Current group psychotherapy offerings

  • Transition group for reintegration and relapse prevention following hospitalization
  • DBT skills group
  • Child and teen peer groups
  • Parenting skills groups
  • Boomer’s group: coping with aging
  • New Horizons: ongoing support for adults recovering from serious mental illness
  • Resource group for moms and moms-to-be
  • ASPIRA (Empower): women’s support group for Spanish speaking patients
  • Self & Others: improving interpersonal functioning
  • Smoking cessation group

Early Treatment Program

The Early Treatment Program (ETP) is an innovative program specifically designed for teenagers and young adults who are experiencing psychotic symptoms for the first time.  The beginning stage of a psychotic illness like schizophrenia is a critical time. Early Intervention provides our best hope for improving long-term outcomes. When a healthy young person begins hearing voices, feeling suspicious, or losing control of thoughts and actions, it can be very scary for the individual and their family. It's important to know that recovery is possible!

Our program partners

The Early Treatment Program is modeled after the National Institute of Mental Health’s early psychosis initiative and works in collaboration with: 

  • OnTrackNY—A unique early psychosis intervention program developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
  • National Psychosis Prevention Council—An organization dedicated to accelerating awareness and expansion of early intervention treatment and research.
  • Fountain House College Reentry Program—The only private, nonclinical program to help young adults who have had to suspend their education due to a mental health crisis return to college with confidence.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness NYC chapter—A grassroots organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds who live with mental illness.

Leadership

David M. Roane, MD

Chairman of Psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry