NYU School of Medicine / NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
Director: Rebecca Rialon Berry, PhD
Co-Director: Glenn S. Hirsch, MD
Coordinator: Tanya Catarine, BS
Contact: (585) 275-2808
Summary: The Center of Excellence at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health (NYULH) offers comprehensive and specialty care, including assessment, consultation, and treatment in the areas of psychology, psychiatry, developmental pediatrics, and neurology for individuals ranging in age from young child to middle-age adults experiencing tic disorders, Tourette Disorder, and comorbid conditions (ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorders, and depression) in sites across New Jersey, New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. Additionally, led by experts in the areas of neurosurgery and neuromodulation, our Center offers deep brain stimulation for individuals with severe functional impairment and treatment refractory tics.
The Child Study Center’s Tics, Tourette Disorder, and Trichotillomania program within the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s extensive and multispecialty group practice at NYULH provides research-supported behavioral and psychiatric treatments aiming to reduce tic severity and improve attention and control unwanted urges. This clinic provides education and training to school and medical professionals, school consultation services, and supervision and consultation with community providers. With extensive psychology and psychiatry training programs across NYULH and Bellevue Hospital, our Center is able to offer reduced fees for families in need.
We also work closely with the Tourette Association of America – New York City and New Jersey chapters, to advocate for children and adults with Tourette Disorder and to improve their quality of life through education, consultation, and community outreach activities.
Center’s specialization(s): Psychiatric and Neurological evaluations, Neuropsychological and Educational assessments, Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), Evidence-based treatments of comorbid disorders with specific focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy, including Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychopharmacological treatment for tics, Tourette Disorder, and comorbid conditions, Botulinum toxin injections, Deep Brain Stimulation and Neurosurgery, Educational programs in Tourette Disorder, School Consultation
Patient population: Our Center offers specialty services for youth (starting at age 3 years), young adults, middle-aged individuals, as well as families. Conditions treated include Tics Disorders, Tourette Disorders, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, OCD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and ADHD.