When to call

If you are a teenager or young adult experiencing unusual thoughts, feelings or behaviors that are getting in the way of your life, contact us. We can help.

The goal of the Early Treatment Program is to stop psychosis in its tracks – before symptoms become unmanageable. Seeking treatment early offers the best chance of recovery, helping you return to school or work, family, and friends.

To get started, take our health assessment. You can even print out your results and share them with your doctor.

To schedule an appointment, call (718) 470-8888 or email us.

Road to recovery

On the first visit, you and your family will meet with several members of the Early Treatment Program team including a psychologist or social worker. We will ask you a lot of questions to understand your thoughts, feelings and experiences and determine if the Early Treatment Program is right for you. You and your family will also meet with a psychiatrist to talk about your medical history and possible medicine options.

The ETP team will use neurophysiological assessments to learn how you process information – mostly simple paper and pencil tasks. This will help us help you succeed at school or work.

Care from the Early Treatment Program

The Early Treatment Program helps young people who are in the early stages of mental illness.

The ETP team will work with you and your family to create the best plan for you. We use specialized diagnostic evaluations for the most personalized care, including:

  • Evaluation by an experienced and expert team
  • Sophisticated neurocognitive testing
  • Brain imaging
  • Thorough neuromedical assessment
  • Genetic testing to help identify the best and safest treatment options

Recovery, resilience and hope are the overarching themes that guide treatment.

Healing environments

The Early Treatment Program has facilities that were specially designed to help young people relax, heal, and even have some fun. Our Resource Room is safe environment that is only for ETP clients and staff. It has a foosball table, beanbag chairs, TV, video games, and more. Sometimes have therapy sessions in there (group or private). Sometimes we use it for pizza parties and movie nights. In either case, the Resource Room is a place that our patients can go to reflect, hang out, and feel comfortable.