Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder

Treatment Center, MD, PhD

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Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder, MD, PhD, Treatment Center in New York
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Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder

Treatment Center, MD, PhD


Location

Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder
317 E 17th Street
Suite 5F13
New York, New York 10003
Call Dr. Igor Galynker
(646) 681-5854

About Us

It is the favorite true story of Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, director of the Zirinsky Center for Bipolar. "I met a woman whose husband had bipolar disorder," recounts Dr. Galynker. "She asked her husband's psychiatrist what was happening, and the psychiatrist said 'I can't tell you anything about your husband. Go get your own psychiatrist.' She did. And each of the four children had their own therapist. And they had a family therapist. Now there were seven mental health professionals, all not talking to each other." This encounter is where the idea of a family center got its start. The Zirinsky Center for Bipolar is dedicated to the compassionate support and treatment of bipolar illness within the context of the family. Bipolar disorder is a chronic diagnosis and preserving family health and stability is an essential part of successful treatment. The clinicians at the Zirinsky Center encourage and facilitate open communication between patients and their loved ones throughout the course of treatment. To achieve this, we use the Family-Inclusive Treatment (FIT) model, designed to include family members, partners, and other support-persons at every step of the way on our clients' road to wellness.

Family-Inclusive Treatment (FIT)

Led by the Zirinsky Center's Bipolar Specialists, FIT encourages and facilitates open family communication about the signs and symptoms of bipolar illness, as well as the treatment process and subsequent care. Together with therapy and medication management, the Bipolar Specialists work to create an environment that minimizes, as much as possible, the impact of bipolar disorder both on the affected individuals and their close loved ones.

Our Services

We offer diagnostic evaluations, medication management, short and long-term psychotherapy, as well as family and couple's therapy. FIT is a unique program that is specifically tailored to the needs of each family that we treat. Therefore, depending on your specific situation, FIT treatment may include any number of elements listed above.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License No. and State: 178841 New York

Finances

Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Location

Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder
317 E 17th Street
Suite 5F13
New York, New York 10003
Call Dr. Igor Galynker
(646) 681-5854
Specialties
  • Bipolar Disorder
Issues
  • Couple's Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Hebrew and Russian
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

Our Website
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019
Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder, MD, PhD, Treatment Center in New York

Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder

Treatment Center, MD, PhD