Our admissions team provides a three-step process which allows for a comprehensive developmentally appropriate evaluation. We begin the initial intake evaluation by inviting you and your family to a meeting with our Director of Admissions. At this meeting, we will evaluate the many contributing factors within the familial, social, educational, developmental, mental health and physical realm that have accompanied your decision to connect to NYCFL.
Our Admissions Process
Frequently, excessive use of mood-altering substances can be understood as a misguided attempt to self-medicate underlying disorders such as ADHD, depression, anxiety or unresolved past trauma. Of course, the continuous use of this maladaptive strategy to cope only compounds the likelihood of addictive and/or mental health disorders. Therefore, our admission process is designed to shed light on the interrelationship between these dynamics in order to formulate the optimum way to begin treatment.
A board-certified psychiatrist from our medical team will meet with you for this second phase of the assessment process. Our team of psychiatrists subspecialize in addiction and/or child and adolescent psychiatry. We will also collaborate with any of your previous and current psychiatrists and mental health providers to gain a deeper understanding of the history of your concerns.
It is through this comprehensive process, informed by in-depth interdisciplinary team discussions, that you will meet once again with our Admissions team to map out a detailed plan of action. We strive to co-create a level of care to embark upon and ultimately sustain your process of recovery. Our ultimate goal is to enhance the opportunity to return to an optimal level of developmental functioning and regain purpose and meaning in your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
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