Lieber Recovery Clinic
We provide community-based psychiatric treatment, including intensive outpatient day treatment and a full range of on-site and telehealth-based psychiatric, medical, substance abuse, psycho-social, and rehabilitation services. Our services are available to people 18 years and older.
As an integral part of the Columbia Psychiatry network of care, our clients have access to a full spectrum of care, with seamless delivery of services from inpatient to outpatient and from psychiatric to substance abuse and medical services. In an atmosphere of caring support, clients receive personalized, comprehensive outpatient treatment, life skills training, and psychiatric rehabilitation services, with an emphasis on getting back to work, school, and independent living. Treatment is largely provided in a group format, with some clients receiving additional support from a staff Recovery Coach or individual therapist. All clients participating in treatment in the Lieber Clinic continue to be under the care of a primary psychiatrist. Clients may continue treatment with their referring physician or we can arrange for one of our faculty members to provide individual psychiatric care.
The Lieber Clinic at inception was a center for treatment of psychotic disorders. Founded in 2006 with generous support from Steven and Connie Lieber, we brought in and developed treatments focused on those areas most important for recovery from psychotic disorders. These included symptom management, remediation of neurocognitive and social cognitive impairments, and treatments that promote real world functioning. Given these areas of expertise, people from other patient populations who had social cognitive and social skills deficits, cognitive impairments, occupational and school failures, poor independent living skills, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders began to seek out the clinic. This prompted the creation of new programs offering specialized treatment for High Functioning Autism (formerly Aspergers), adult ADHD, and executive impairments.
We are committed to helping adults (18+) whose mental illness is hampering effective community functioning. In the supportive environment at the Lieber Recovery Clinic, clients learn about their condition and how to live successfully with it. Psychiatric care, skills-based rehabilitation and case management services are provided to adults diagnosed with:
Lieber Recovery Clinic 2020 Data Snapshot
The Lieber Recovery Clinic has always been on the forefront of innovations in mental health care. Examples of treatments started at Lieber Recovery Clinic include executive functioning skills training, and motivation regulation training. This work is featured in the lecture about the executive functioning training group at www.teachrecovery.com.
The Lieber Clinic is honored to be nominated by families and clients for inclusion in the Resources to Recovery (RtoR) Provider's Directory in multiple categories. Qualities that the review team look for in an RtoR Family-Endorsed Provider are: Experience and skill, effectiveness, accessibility, patient rapport, knowledge of other services and support, family friendly practice, and value for money.
The Lieber Recovery and Rehabilitation Clinic was featured on Healthy Minds , a PBS program which highlights mental health issues and cutting-edge treatments. This episode, titled Living with Schizophrenia, discussed issues relating to the symptoms and treatment of schizophrenia.
We are located just south of Columbus Circle, in Midtown Manhattan, with easy access via public transportation.