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  • Main Tel: (631) 821-7214
  • Toll Free: (888) 988-EEPS
  • Fax: (631) 389-2552

Our Services

East End Psychological Services provides comprehensive psychological support, including:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and adults - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combines two powerful types of psychotherapy - cognitive therapy and behavior therapy. Cognitive therapy teaches people how to change faulty thinking patterns that are causing emotional symptoms. It helps clients see how distortions in their picture of what's going on in their life can make them feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason. Behavior therapy helps people modify the connections between problematic situations and their habitual reactions to them. Clients learn to "replace" maladaptive behaviors (e.g., self-defeating or self-damaging behavior) with more efficient and functional behaviors. Behavior therapy also teaches people how to calm their mind and body, so they can feel better, think more clearly, and make better decisions. When combined, behavior therapy and cognitive therapy provide individuals with very powerful tools for stopping problematic symptoms and getting one's life on a more productive and satisfying path.

School-based Consultation - We serve as a liaison between your child and your school to facilitate communication and treatment planning. Our clinicians may consult directly with teachers, help develop accommodation plans (e.g., 504 plans) and assist with the Special Education process (when indicated). All of our psychologists are also certified school psychologists in New York State.

Psychological & Educational Testing for Children and Adults - A child can experience difficulties with school for many different reasons. To determine if learning, attentional, verbal, social, and/or emotional problems are interfering with functioning, diagnostic psychological evaluation may be very helpful. Psychological testing may hold the key in discovering why a child or teen is not finding success in the school setting. Our staff will work with you, your child, and school personnel to obtain the answer. All evaluations are individualized to meet your child’s specific needs. East End Psychological Services employs state-of-the-art testing measures. Some of the cognitive/intelligence tests that we use include the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV). We also test for giftedness and provide documentation for Gifted and Talented Programs. Moreover, we have instruments to evaluate for personality, social and emotional factors as well as basic daily living and adaptive skills (e.g., Vineland Scales).

Educational testing is available to assess academic achievement levels including reading, writing, mathematical skills and comprehension abilities and to determine the presence of dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia.

Staff offer comprehensive testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is the most reliable instrument for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders and is at the core of our diagnostic assessment.

We assess symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults. Clients are evaluated for executive skills functioning including attention span, self-control, working memory, planning and organizational abilities.

Psychological evaluations for adults are routinely provided for government agencies (e.g., police department) to assist in the hiring and employment process. Evaluations for the judicial system before trial or as part of the probation requirement are also conducted. Written reports are available for school districts, courts or other requesting agencies when required.

If an individual has a disability or suspects a disability, we provide testing and documentation for those seeking accommodations for College Board tests (e.g., SAT). We will include in our report, the diagnosis, data regarding functional limitations that affect participation in these tests and statements regarding how and why the requested accommodations are appropriate. The criteria that we follow can be found at the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) section of the College Board website and general information is provided at www.collegeboard.com.

Neuropsychological Evaluation - We provide complete assessment of neuropsychological domains including attention, learning and memory skills, alertness, orientation, executive functioning, visuospatial abilities, and sensory and motor skills.

Parent Support, Family and Marital Therapy - Sessions with parents are regularly provided to help caregivers learn to effectively manage their child (or children) at home and/or in the community. Moreover, parent sessions are utilized to develop and enhance communication and relationships. We recognize that mental health issues affect the lives of all family members and provide family therapy, marital therapy, couples and relationship counseling.

Individualized Tutoring for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT - Some of our staff have specialized backgrounds in preparing students for nationally-administered standardized examinations. They will work with students to identify their weaknesses and strengths on the SAT and other exams. Our preparation is one-to-one instruction that is customized to the individual's specific needs and learning style. Our clients develop confidence as they learn valuable methods to efficiently solve problems on these tests, pace themselves and other crucial strategies such as anxiety reduction and time management. As psychologists with specialization, we are also able to teach highly effective skills that specifically address those students with learning disabilities and executive skill deficits (e.g., ADHD).

Support Groups and Group Counseling - Small group sessions are offered by our professional staff. The groups address a variety of topics including social skills, anger management, adjustment problems, parenting stress and more. Participation in these group programs can facilitate social and personal growth. Our groups are no larger than six people and are available for children, adolescents, and adults.

Referrals - for pharmacological/psychiatric evaluation are provided when necessary. Our clinicians work closely with local pediatricians, family physicians, and psychiatrists to ensure the highest level of appropriate care.

Telephone Consultation - Telephone consultation is available by request. All of our psychologists are exceptionally well-trained with clinical experience in numerous settings and can assist you at your convenience. By leaving a message with our main office number (631) 821-7214, we will set up your telephone conference.

Workshops, lectures, and in-services - are offered to a variety of organizations including school districts, public libraries, PTA and SEPTA chapters. Topics covered include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), anxiety, child and adolescent depression, stress & anger management, insomnia, crisis response in schools, managing traumatic stress (including motor-vehicle accident trauma), classroom management, behavior modification, psychological and educational testing, social skills, and parenting the defiant child. The clinicians of East End Psychological Services are experienced school, community and clinical psychologists who will provide their own handouts and/or other materials to be utilized for their presentations.



Programs

The Child and Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Program for ADHD - The Child and Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Program for ADHD, a division of East End Psychological Services, provides testing and treatment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. The Program, one of the most comprehensive in the New York area, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating attention and learning problems in child, adolescent and adult populations.

Staff psychologists begin the evaluative process by obtaining detailed background information. Next, clients are tested for executive skills such as attention span, self-control, working memory and organizational abilities. Psychoeducational testing is provided when there is evidence for learning or other cognitive problems. Social-emotional and personality variables are assessed as well. Direct consultation with school staff is part of the assessment process for school-aged children. Interviews with significant others are utilized when evaluating adults.

The Program uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating ADHD by coordinating services among the school system, work setting, family, physician, and psychologist. This team approach has been shown to be most effective, yet is often underutilized by many professionals. Treatments are highly individualized and include behavior therapy, collaboration with the school system, consultation with medical personnel for medication management, as well as individual, family, and relationship counseling. Moreover, the staff examines conditions that often co-occur with ADHD such as learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse and treats those conditions concurrently.

East End Psychological Services provides comprehensive executive skills training and coaching. Through our behavioral interventions, we help our clients improve impulse control, planning skills, organizational abilities, time management, emotional regulation, and working memory as well as other essential executive skills necessary for success in the home, school, and/or employment settings. When assisting children, our staff coordinate with teachers so that these executive skills can be generalized between the home and school environments. With adults, we teach the individual to more effectively utilize these skills at college, at work and within their relationships. Please see our brochure for this program that is available here for download.

Divorce Mediation Program - Divorce Mediation can cut the cost and stress of divorce. Our mediation services are guided by the understanding that nobody knows or loves your children more than you do, and values the insight you have regarding their best interests. Using her extensive knowledge of child development and experience working with families in transition, Dr. Devaux, Program Director, will help parents arrive at a parenting plan specifically tailored to meet a family's unique needs and circumstances. Together, Dr. Devaux will devise an action plan that will seamlessly transition the family into this new and sometimes, daunting chapter. Most of all, our mediation program leaves parents and their family members feeling comfortable, confident and in control!

The Anger and Aggression Management Program - This is a state-of-the-art, individualized 10-step program to address anger and aggression in children, adolescents and adults. It is a personalized program that is tailored to meet the individual's specific needs. The program is offered to children 3 years of age and older. There are two sections: one section is for children ages 3-12 years old and the other section addresses needs and skills more specific to adolescents and adults.

For younger clients, parent education and training play a larger role in treatment. For adolescents, greater emphasis is placed on anger and aggression as they relate to dating, driving, and peer relations. For adults, issues addressed include the connection between anger and marriage, work and family.

Following a comprehensive evaluation that includes interviewing and psychological testing, the therapeutic treatment plan involves anger education, parent training, cognitive restructuring, relaxation training, assertiveness training, problem-solving skills training, social skills training, and conflict resolution. These cognitive-behavioral strategies represent the most empirically-validated treatments for anger and aggression. The final phase of the program prepares the individuals for using their new skills in real world settings such as school, places of employment and in their families. Parents of children are educated on how they can foster the development of more adaptive and prosocial behaviors. Adolescents and adults receive training in relapse prevention so that they can maintain their skills and positive change while minimizing setbacks.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) - Insomnia is a very common sleep complaint. Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or not feeling refreshed in the morning after a full night of sleep are possible signs of insomnia. Insomnia can affect performance and productivity at school and work, impairs decision-making and can have adverse effects on personal relationships. East End Psychological Services, P.C. offers Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) for children, adolescents and adults. This is a 6-session, non-medical treatment for insomnia that helps change thoughts and behaviors that interfere with healthy sleep and teaches new strategies to improve sleep. See Press Release.

The Vocational & Career Development Program - Whether you are a high school senior, college student or an individual looking to change careers, our staff can help you to reach your vocational, educational and career potential through practical assessment. Our staff develops a personalized evaluation that includes interviewing, in-depth personality testing, and state-of-the-art career interest inventories.

Upon completion of this assessment, the psychologist and client work together to help discover the "best fit" colleges and/or career paths. A comprehensive report is provided with a summary of the client's abilities, interests, and personality traits as well as clear and practical recommendations to help achieve his or her educational and/or vocational goals. Our clientele includes high school students looking for assistance in choosing a college, college students in search of a major, and individuals looking to switch careers or return to the work force after a leave (due to personal choice, illness or injury).

Other services that are available include SAT preparation, assistance with the college selection/application process and help with resume writing and job interviewing techniques. We also provide training in time management, planning and organizational skills. Please see our brochure for this program that is available here for download. To listen to a radio interview featuring testimonials about this successful program, click here.

The Institute for Psychological Wellness - is a division of East End Psychological Services, P.C., and offers comprehensive assessment and development of skills associated with personal well-being and healthier life styles. Some of the services provided by the Institute include a six-session smoking cessation program, assertion training, guidance in stress management and relaxation training, as well as communication and social skills enhancement.