Our staff understands the value of early intervention. An initial intake assessment appointment is usually scheduled within a few days after you contact ICP. At an intake interview, you and an intake worker discuss your situation, our process for selection of a therapist, treatment planning, options for referral, and fee as determined on a sliding scale.
At Intake, information regarding prior treatment may be needed. We might ask you to attend more than one appointment with your intake worker, or to meet with a consulting psychiatrist. These appointments would require additional fees.
Our intakes and treatment sessions are by appointment only. We are not set up for walk-in or crisis services to people seeking immediate help. We suggest a local hospital emergency room if you are in need of immediate consultation. We do not have a psychiatrist on premises.
The start of psychotherapy is a big step. Our goal is to make it a constructive experience for you. There may be times when our waiting period for an intake appointment is too long for your needs. Or, we may believe that our services are not right for you. In either case, we will make every effort to provide you with other referrals. If we are unable to match you with one of our therapists, it does not reflect on your ability to benefit from treatment.
To consider a first step through ICP: Please look at the main ICP website to consider which of our eight treatment services might best serve your needs. If you would like to arrange an intake appointment or would like further information, please call ICP at (212) 333-3444.