Practice Statement

Dr. Cohen’s practice offers comprehensive treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, Dr. Cohen’s office offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a medication-free alternative treatment for depression and other disorders; Ketamine, a cutting-edge psycho-pharmacological approach to depression; and pharmaco-genetic testing to help guide the approach to medication. 

Addiction Treatment

Dr. Cohen has ample experience working with addictions, both substance and behavioral, using pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy tailored to address individual patient needs. Dr. Cohen has treated substance abuse in the hospital, emergency room, military, and in outpatient settings (private office).

In addition, Dr. Cohen is certified to provide the latest treatments using Suboxone (buprenorphine) to treat opioid dependency.

Suboxone was approved for clinical use in 2002 and works to prevent and reduce withdrawal symptoms in order to eliminate opioid abuse in patients. When taken as prescribed and with the aid of therapy, Suboxone is a safe and effective manner to treat opioid addiction.

Personalized Substance Abuse Treatment

At Principium Psychiatry, we offer personalized addiction treatment that focuses on the patient’s symptoms and experiences. We use evidence-based practices to help patients manage their withdrawal symptoms and triggers for use. The individualized treatment process at our office involves:

  • Initial assessment: During your first appointment, your treatment team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your needs. They will learn about your history with substance use and how it affects your everyday life. The assessment process also includes a review of your medical history to look for contributing factors.
  • Treatment plan development: Once we understand your symptoms and situation, we’ll create a tailored treatment plan. This will include a care strategy based on your needs. Each of our addiction treatment plans includes comprehensive mental health care for co-occurring conditions.
  • Ongoing care: As we perform the services outlined in your treatment plan, we can make changes to better suit your needs. We will work with you to adjust our care strategy to your symptoms and care goals.

Outpatient Rehab Services in New York

Modern substance abuse therapy addresses the physical, mental and social aspects of addiction. We address these elements through:

  • Medication: Depending on the type of addiction you have, you could benefit from taking medicine for your withdrawal and craving symptoms. These medicines help patients address cravings and the other physical symptoms of addiction.
  • Therapy: Therapy will give you a space to learn and practice recovery skills. One of our substance abuse specialists will help you find your triggers for use and manage them in healthy ways.
  • Referrals to community support: Many people recovering from addiction find support groups and similar community programs helpful for recovery. We can refer you to these services to assist in finding support in other aspects of your life.

Extended Substance Abuse Therapy

As you progress through recovery, we’ll help you manage life without drugs or alcohol. Our patients continue to come to therapy in the later stages of recovery so they can keep building coping skills. They may need less frequent sessions as they recover or prefer the same appointment frequency for added support. Our addiction specialists will work closely with you to develop new recovery goals in these phases of treatment.

Recovery Management Support

Eventually, many patients can begin to rely less on our services to maintain recovery. At this point, we’ll help you find more ways to manage your condition outside of the office.  We’ll refer you to support groups and other recovery-related activities that will keep you working towards your goals.

Why Choose Principium Psychiatry?

Patients in NYC choose Principium Psychiatry for addiction therapy because of our:

  • Beautiful and convenient location: Our office near Columbus Circle has close access to many frequently used MTA lines.
  • Experienced leadership: Dr. Cohen has extensive experience in multiple psychiatry specialties, including addiction medicine.
  • Team of experts: The Principium Psychiatry team features psychiatric professionals who specialize in a wide range of modern techniques.

Schedule an Appointment for Addiction Treatment and Therapy in NYC

We can support you on the path to recovery from substance use disorder. Please book a consultation online to begin addiction treatment at our office.