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Dr. Elana Rimler
56 Melrose Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Tel.: (917)833-5069

Services

Individual Treatment

The following is a list of just a few treatments available.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to see if this practice can help you.
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

CBIT is an established therapy that teaches people to change their behavior over time and tic less. Research on CBIT has been done with children and adults with Tourette syndrome. CBIT is now considered a first line treatment. It typically consists of two 90 minute sessions, and several 45 minute sessions over a 10-week period.The patient then returns for booster sessions once three months after treatment ends and again for a final session after 6 months of treatment to ensure maintenance of treatment gains. Dr. Rimler also has a free library available to her patients with Tourette resources, including guides for educators and people in the community.

Habit Reversal Therapy is an evidence-based highly effective behavioral therapy for people with unwanted repetitive behaviors or habits. For patients with OCD, I have some virtual reality programs I use to help conduct habit reversal treatment.

Exposure Therapy is a technique in behavior therapy to treat anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy involves exposing the target patient to the anxiety source or its context without the intention to cause any danger. Doing so is thought to help them overcome their anxiety or distress. I often incorporate my virtual reality program to help expose patients to realistic scenarios they are facing.

Education and counseling is provided to families who have a loved one with mental illness and may be at risk for a psychiatric hospitalization.

Prolonged Exposure is a form of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It is characterized by two main treatment procedures – imaginal and in vivo exposures. Imaginal exposure is repeated ‘on-purpose’ retelling of the trauma memory.

DBT Skills is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980’s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.

Individual/parent sessions when your children are struggling with severe  tantrums, anxiety or behavioral issues.

Animal Assisted therapy is a complementary type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. This practice uses canine-assisted therapy only when requested and when it is appropriate to meet the patient’s therapeutic goals.

Read more about Animal Therapy

Not seeing a treatment you are interested in? Contact Dr. Rimler for further information or a referral.

Our Technologies

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Psious virtual reality is used to conduct relaxation and exposure therapy for patients with phobias and who would benefit from social practice (in vivo) for individuals struggling with specific challenges i.e handling bullies, communicating with an authority figure, social anxiety, and many more challenges you may face.

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Mightier Pro is another tool incorporated into my practice. It is a Harvard backed video game program for children that helps reduce tantrums, according to their recent research.  The program helps to teach emotion regulation skills that can be generalized to at home and in school settings.

 

 

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GoZen is incorporated into children’s sessions to help provide education and serve as therapeutic tool. This is a positive psychology program that utilizes an animated video series to model skills to better manage different types of anxiety and stressors. Parents will also have access to various child summits, which provide a great deal of insights and practical tools. 

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Centervention’s game-based behavior intervention that help students in elementary and middle school practice and improve social and emotional skills. Dr. Rimler will provide you with your unique password, which will allow you ongoing access to a game that is geared toward your child’s grade level.

 

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Informed by the philosophy of positive visualization, See It, Be It teaches adolescents that they have the power to make positive changes in their life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Treatments

Dr. Rimler has extensive group therapy experience, having run an intensive hospital-based group therapy program.

The following are benefits of group therapy:

  • Lower cost
  • Social Support
  • Decreased sense of isolation
  • Social Practice/Skills Development
  • Can augment gains made in individual therapy

Don’t See a group you are looking for?  Contact the practice for more information

Don’t let quarantine stop you. Virtual groups forming now!

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56 Melrose Road Dix Hills, New York 11746

(917) 833-5069