institute for behavior therapy
founded in 1971
[Newyork, NY]
Child/Adolescent Treatment Center
What is CAT-C?
Welcome to the Child/Adolescent Treatment Center (CAT-C), the newest addition to the Institute for Behavior Therapy! We are a private practice and training center specializing in state-of-the art, evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for children and families. Directed by leading clinical child psychologist, Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., CAT-C combines the latest research with flexible, innovative evidence-based treatments to advance clinical practice with school-aged youth.
Our Mission
At CAT-C, our mission is simple. In a culture of youth mental health stigma and growing divide between research and practice, we strive to bridge the gap, eliminate barriers, and de-mystify and de-stigmatize youth mental illness. We view each child as comprising a unique set of strengths, challenges, and personality traits, with a focus on alleviating symptoms of distress rather than “treating diagnoses.” By creating a treatment and training center where state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices are informed by advances in both clinical and cognitive science, in a relaxed and friendly environment that allows children to be themselves, we strive to deliver the highest quality of individually-tailored, evidence-based care to our clients, and our community.

Clinical Services at CAT-C
At CAT-C, we specialize in the assessment and treatment of the following symptoms and problems. Click on the links below to read about each problem area at the official website for effective child therapy (Dr. Weissman is co-author).
Anxiety Problems and Disorders: (e.g., Social Anxiety or Excessive Shyness, Separation Anxiety, Generalized Worry, School Refusal, Selective Mutism, Phobias, Perfectionism, OCD, Panic Attacks, Trauma)
Depression and Related Problems (e.g., Prolonged Sad Mood, Low Self-Esteem, Bullying, Social Withdrawal, Lack of Enjoyment, Sleep Problems, Excessive Irritability)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (e.g., Attentional, Behavioral, Organizational, Time Management, and Social Difficulties)
Disruptive Behavior Problems (i.e., Conduct Disorder & Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
Eating, Weight, & Body Image Problems (i.e., Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Other Body Image, Weight, and Eating Concerns)

Dr. Adam S. Weissman, Director
Phone No: (212)692-9288
Fax: (212)692-9305
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