As a practice that provides cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT), and Dr. Pete’s past experience at the international level as an elite swimmer, the CWC offers specialized services in sports psychology. The CWC has been providing NCAA compliant assessment for collegiate athletes, and also provides psychological and sports psychological counseling for many professional athletes in the greater NYC area.
Individual therapy is one-on-one with a licensed professional. Sessions typically last for 45-55 minutes- depends on the clinician and the session content. As we offer cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) the sessions typically look like this: 1. the client and clinician set the agenda for the session, 2. address recent issues from the week, 3. review the homework from the past week, 4. learn a new technique or skill and 5. set the homework for the next week.
Meditation is ONE way to be Mindful. You will learn a lot about meditation and mindfulness during treatment at the CWC. We offer meditation classes where a clinician will lead the group in a meditation. Meditations vary and range from guided imagery meditations to silent meditations. Each class lasts for approximately 45 minutes.
Assessment and Evaluation
The CWC is equipped to offer comprehensive psychological assessments including learning issues, psychological issues, ADHD and other forensic issues, as well as some basic neuropsychological screening assessments.
Telehealth- the provision of psychological services using telecommunication technologies. See the APA Guidelines for the practice of Telehealth
We offer HIPAA regulated video sessions using specially designed software. (Visit VSEE
Scroll to the bottom of the page and you can select for which device to download the driver) based on your needs.
Skills Groups are more educational in nature. The leader will introduce a skill that has shown to be effective in the research for symptoms that group members might be experiencing. For example, a mindfulness-based skills group would teach members mindfulness-based skills (e.g., thoughts floating down the river), practice the skills in the group, and hear feedback from group members about what has worked and has not worked. A Skill-based group session typically look like this: 1. mindfulness exercise to start (i.e., no matter the type of skills group), 2. review of last week’s skill, 3. introduction of a new skill, 4. practicing that skill, 5. ending the skills group with a mindfulness exercise (i.e., no matter the type of skills group). Each Skills-based Group lasts for 75-90 minutes.
Consultation and Supervision
For other licensed mental health professionals who are looking to grow their clinical tools- the CWC offers peer supervision and consultation services. Naturally these services are CBT-oriented. In addition to clinical consultation and supervision, the CWC offers several workshops for mental health professionals to earn Continuing Education credits. Lastly, Dr. Pete and his team offer sports psychology consultations.
Couples therapy establishes goals for the couple as they enter the sessions together. Depending on the clinician, it is possible that from week to week the clinician will choose to meet with one member of the couple and not the other. The goal and focus of Couples therapy is ultimately to open communication so that the couple no longer needs to come to the CWC. The clinician works with the couple, in session, to establish new and healthier patterns of behavior, and these new behaviors are assigned as homework for the week while the couple is not in the session room. Each session lasts for approximately 45-55 minutes.
As a practice specializing in improvement of how we think, feel and behave, the Counseling & Wellness Center, LLC is equipped to assist individuals, groups and large organizations to improve their performance. Executive coaching begins with a consultation and a needs evaluation, before establishing a program specifically designed for the client.
Group therapy is different from group skills (see below). Group therapy is process-oriented which means that group members share a mental health concern (e.g., depression) and work together, with the clinician, to find some meaning and solution for the issue. The group therapy session is guided by the clinician but really the group members are the real leaders. These group sessions typically run for 60 minutes.
Family therapy is different from family sessions. While we are not a practice that specializes in Family Therapy, we can provide referrals to local clinicians who possess specialized training in this area. However, as licensed professionals we recognize how there is not usually ONE person at fault when looking at the entire family. Therefore, during the individual treatment the clinician may schedule a family session with the client. A family session would look like this: 1. the clinician informs the entire family about who the identified client is (this is important because even though we are meeting with the entire family- the individual client remains the main client who maintains the privileged communication [i.e., anything you say inside the session MUST stay inside the session unless you’re in danger of hurting yourself, someone else, or suspect of child abuse- this is explained further in the Intake Documents]), 2. goals are established for the session, 3. each member has an equal chance to speak, 4. homework given for the entire family, 5. future family session may be scheduled. Each family session lasts for approximately 45-55 minutes.