The Center For Optimal Living

Treatment Center, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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The Center For Optimal Living

Treatment Center, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Center For Optimal Living
370 Lexington Avenue,
Suite 500
New York, NY 10017
Call Andrew Tatarsky
(516) 701-1928 x2
Offers online therapy

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About

Our Unique Approach

The Center for Optimal Living provides a collaborative, safe, supportive space for you to explore whether moderate, less harmful substance use, or abstinence is best suited for you. Simultaneously, we address mental health issues that may be impacting your daily life and provide individualized services for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain. Our approach utilizes harm reduction which aims to reduce the risks associated with drug and alcohol use in a collaborative and empowering way. Abstinence, moderation, and safe use practices are embraced within the umbrella of harm reduction. We understand how shame and stigma may prevent people from seeking help and realize how important the therapeutic relationship is. We view that as a critical foundation of our work and strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where our clients can begin to make positive and lasting changes.

Our Services

The Center for Optimal Living offers therapy for the full range of drug and alcohol use and mental health issues. We believe that effective therapy “starts where the person is” and honors your values, personal preferences and cultural background. Our therapeutic process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to help us determine your unique needs, strengths and goals. We offer individual therapy, group therapy, holistic health services and acupuncture. We have successfully helped our clients manage their relationships with food, sex, gambling, work, the internet, gaming, and other behaviors that may be problematic for them. Our team members have expertise in a wide array of therapeutic techniques, allowing us to provide treatment that meets a range of needs.

Our Approach

The cornerstone of our approach is a collaborative, therapeutic relationship that “starts where the person is.” We specialize in helping people figure out whether moderate, less harmful substance use, or abstinence is best suited for them., We tailor our services to help our clients pursue their chosen goal. Addiction treatment has long been dominated by approaches that require complete abstinence. We recognize that not everyone is ready to commit to abstinence at the onset of treatment and we specialize in engaging people to reduce risk and make positive changes based on where they are ready to begin. By expanding the focus of treatment to include risk reduction and moderation, our aim is to reduce stigma surrounding addiction treatment.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 009253
  • School: City College Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program,
  • Year Graduated: 1986

Location

The Center For Optimal Living
370 Lexington Avenue,
Suite 500
New York, NY 10017
Call Andrew Tatarsky
(516) 701-1928 x2
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties:
Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Use

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Harm Reduction Substance Use Treatment
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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The Center For Optimal Living

Treatment Center, PhD