Internationally renowned study
of psychotherapy

The Brief Psychotherapy Research Program provides low-cost, specialized treatment for various emotional and interpersonal difficulties of a longstanding nature, including problems with anxiety and depression. We're located at Beth Israel Medical Center, just a few blocks from Union Square, and we've been funded by prestigious grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and other foundations.

If you're an adult, our therapists can help you with:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • occupational problems
  • relationship issues
  • other psychological conflicts

Specialized treatment for
emotional & interpersonal problems

Our patients are adult men and women from around the greater New York area, and come from all professions and walks of life. Some are referred to us by other treatment providers, but many contact us directly for help with depression, anxiety, and other difficulties with work and interpersonal relationships.

Not sure if you need therapy?

That's OK—in some cases, people contact us just to consult with a professional and see if therapy is the right choice for them. If the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program isn't a good fit for you, we also provide referrals to more appropriate agencies and health professionals.

Talk to us today

To see if you're a good match, give us a call at (212) 420-3819. Our trained research assistants are available to take your call Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET.

Short-term, specific & focused sessions

The Brief Psychotherapy Research Program is part of an ongoing psychotherapy research study. We offer low-cost, specialized treatment which integrates cognitive/behavioral and interpersonal/relational principles to help patients overcome their issues.

The therapeutic process involves a diagnostic evaluation at no cost to you and 20 therapy sessions for each patient. All sessions are videotaped with your consent for research and supervision purposes, and you'll also be required to fill out brief questionnaires throughout the treatment.


Low fee, sliding scale, depending on your income.

Alternative treatment

In cases where short-term therapy is deemed inappropriate, we'll help you find another health provider better suited to your needs.

Signing up is easy

Give us a call today and say you’re interested in receiving therapy. You'll speak with a trained research assistant for a brief telephone interview. During this interview, we'll give you some details about the program and also ask you for some information to determine if we are the right match.

Call us today at the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program:

(212) 420-3819

We're available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but please call anytime. If we're not available, just a leave a message and one of our trained research assistants will call you back.

Program Aims

You are being asked to participate in a study involving an integrative form of time-limited psychotherapy incorporating cognitive-behavioral and relational techniques. The techniques used in this integrative treatment have already been demonstrated to be significantly effective:

  • High level of therapist activity
  • Ongoing evaluation of treatment process
  • Focus on specific, targeted problem areas
  • Assessment before, during, and after treatment

We are now attempting to learn more about the relative contributions of these techniques in effecting overall change so that you and others like you can receive the benefit of the best available treatment approaches.


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We offer treatment:

Monday-Thursday, 8 AM - 8 PM

Friday 8 AM - 6 PM

Call (212) 420-3819 for an intake

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Brief Psychotherapy Research Program

Beth Israel Medical Center | 10 Nathan D Perlman Pl | New York, NY 10003

(212) 420-3819