Psychotherapy at the Weinberg Family CP Center

Jan Moskowitz, LCSW, is part of the social work team at WFCPC and provides individual psychotherapy sessions for cerebral palsy patients of all ages, and also for their caregivers. She walks us through what the typical process of starting psychotherapy sessions with her might look like:

Step 1 – Phone screening: This is a brief call to find out more about who you are, what you are looking for in regards to therapy, your basic demographics, high risk issues etc. This call will help to see if I am the right fit for you, or if you need to be referred for more immediate attention somewhere else.

Step 2 – Schedule an intake in person: This is a one-hour appointment focused on questions about your history of health and mental health, past experiences with mental health, any impactful events in your life I should know about, etc. Once this takes place, we are ready to start scheduling our follow up sessions.

Step 3 –  Follow up sessions: After steps 1 and 2 have been completed, we begin weekly sessions which are about 45 minutes long and continue to meet until mutually agreed upon goals have been achieved. These sessions are typically recurring appointments, same day/time each week, for everyone’s ease of scheduling, commitment, and consistency. We do have Telehealth as an option for those who can’t travel to the Weinberg Family CP Center regularly, but I still prefer in-person appointments once every 3 months.

For more information on Psychotherapy at WFCPC click here. To contact Jan directly: jm4100@cumc.columbia.edu.