Announcing the Opening of the Art Therapy Practice in NYC

WHEN TALK THERAPY ALONE ISN’T GETTING THE RESULTS YOU HOPED FOR

THE ART THERAPY PRACTICE, 209 EAST 23RD STREET
ROOM 105, NEW YORK, NY 10010
212-592-2178
INFO@THEARTTHERAPYPRACTICE.COM
www.thearttherapypractice.com

Art therapy uses the universal language of art to help work through and express emotions that are hard to verbalize. The Art Therapy Practice guides clients through the creative arts therapy process, going beyond traditional talk therapy by using the healing power of the arts.

Our compassionate and highly experienced art therapists can help clients’ address a variety of personal challenges.  Working with children, teens and adults, our art therapists’ areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

– Addiction
– Aging Issues
– Anxiety
– Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities
– Bereavement/Grief
– Coping with Medical Illness
– Depression
– Divorce
– Eating Disorders
– LGBTQA+
– Relationship Issues
– Self-Esteem Issues
– Trauma
– Women’s Issues

For more info, please reach out to us in confidence:
212-592-2178  INFO@THEARTTHERAPYPRACTICE.COM

Don’t Use Infant Walkers

Reprinted from the NYTimes  – September 2018  N. Bakalar

More than 230,000 children younger than 15 months were treated in emergency rooms for injuries incurred while using infant walkers from 1990 to 2014.

An analysis published in Pediatrics has found that 6,539 of them had skull fractures, 91 percent of them from falling down stairs. The devices are banned in Canada, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that they be banned in the United States as well.

The number of injuries went down in 1994 with the introduction of stationary activity centers — devices similar to walkers, but without wheels. Injuries declined again in the four years following the adoption of federal mandatory safety standards in 2010. Other factors may have been involved in the decrease as well, including declining infant walker sales, the number of them still in use, and product recalls.

“There are no advantages to using walkers,” said the senior author, Dr. Gary A. Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “They continue to have the potential for serious injury. Parents should be told not to use them.”

Let Kids Play. Doctor’s Orders.

Reprinted from the NYTimes  August 20 2018.  By Dr. Perri Klass, MD
Doctors should prescribe playtime for young children, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

The most famous painting of children at play is “Children’s Games,” the 1560 work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder of a town square in which children from toddlers to adolescents (scholars have counted 246) are playing a range of timeless games. There are dolls and marbles and tiddlywinks, ball games and climbing games and riding games (scholars have counted 90 or so). The children are the only ones in town, and their activities offer a kind of taxonomy of play.

But some worry that our current culture is less friendly to play, and that children may not be getting the chance to explore all its possibilities. To try to address that, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement on Monday titled “The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children.”

The statement characterizes play as intrinsically motivated, involving active engagement and resulting in “joyful discovery.” It summarizes extensive developmental and neurological research on play, and tries to tease out some of the specific developmental discoveries in peek-a-boo (repetitive games provide “the joy of being able to predict what is going to happen”) and Simon Says (builds impulse control and executive function). It also says that doctors should encourage playful learning for parents and infants by writing a “prescription for play” at every well-child visit in the first two years of life.

It’s a values statement because many who study play feel that it is under siege, even as new research emphasizes its importance in children’s development.

We’re in a climate where parents are feeling like they need to schedule every minute of structured time, and 30 percent of kindergartens offer no recess,” said Dr. Michael Yogman, chairman of the A.A.P. committee on psychosocial aspects of child family health and the lead author of the statement. To some, he said, “play is seen as irrelevant and old-fashioned.”

Dr. Benard Dreyer, the director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine and a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said, “The old saying is, play is the work of children. Play is the way they learn and the way they develop. It’s important to understand how all of us, and especially parents, can encourage play.” “Kids develop 21st-century skills in play,” said Dr. Yogman, who is chief of the division of ambulatory pediatrics at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. These include social and emotional skills and executive function, “skills that are crucial for adults in the new economy, that help them collaborate and innovate.”

A fundamental job in pediatric primary care is to strengthen the parent-child relationship, he said, and play is important in that area as well. Even with a very young child, he said: “When a 3-month-old smiles and a parent smiles back, those kinds of turn-taking activities are not only far from trivial,” but are actually important for developing language and social-emotional skills, such as taking turns.

The stable relationships with parents and other caregivers that are built through these interactions are also important for helping children navigate stress and trauma and preventing what we have come to call “toxic stress” from damaging the child’s development.

 

Seeking Acquisitions-Practitioner Owned National EI and Autism Services Provider Looking to Grow Throughout the United States

SEEKING ACQUISITIONS!   A Well known and Highly Regarded Practitioner Owned  Early Intervention and Autism Service Provider with a National Presence is Seeking  Acquisitions
Throughout the United States
  • Founded in the Mid 1990s
  • National Presence
  • Annual Revenues in Excess of $60 million
  • Proven history of being an industry leader and innovator
  • 100% Practitioner Owned
  • Committed to Staying 100% Practitioner Owned
  • Strong and Diverse management team
  • Leading edge technology infrastructure
  • Will work with sellers to create flexible deal structures tailored to their individual needs

If you are a practice owner of an EI and/or ABA agency and would like to explore an exit strategy that involves being acquired, this agency wants to set up a conference call to talk to you!  They are looking to acquire practitioner owned practices and agencies with shared values to provide top notch services and are committed to retaining all existing staff.

Serious inquiries only  – Please email Iris Kimberg, MS PT OTR on behalf of the agency and I will pass along your inquiry. All inquiries will be kept in confidence.

Therapist interested in Purchasing Contract/Peds Agency in Long Island, NY Vicinity

Occupational Therapist with clinical doctorate and 20 years of clinical experience is interested in purchasing an established and highly regarded therapeutic agency, particularly pediatrics (with contracts on Long Island) that can be operated remotely.  Business must have minimal overhead, and be debt free. Buyer is interested in purchasing the business by paying monthly installment notes allowing the seller to recognize gain over a longer deferred time period in an installment basis. Seller should be willing to provide full financial information, including but not limited to full practice statistics, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and tax returns for the last three years. Serious sellers, please email:agencybuyer516@gmail.com

 

Flash sale for OTs – 15% off all material OCTOBER 27th – in Honor of World Occupational Therapy Day

Celebrating this day in the best way I know – sharing information with colleagues.

ALL workbooks, policy and procedure manuals,  templates for financial responsibility, contracts for ICs, employees, school services forms, permission and waiver forms,  recorded and UPCOMING webinars are 15% off today only October 27th.  Immediately after purchase, the 15% will be credited back to your account.

The info you need in the format you want to make sure your  business acumen matches your clinical skills –
all generic, all downloadable and editable.

Go to www.nytherapyguide.com and click on:
webinars
workbooks
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Fabulous Long Term Rental Opportunity In Well established Integrative Health Center in Prime Midtown Manhattan Location

Spacious treatment room available immediately for a full-time holistic health practitioner. 

The room is spacious (approximately 13’ x 10’) with great light through two windows. It is perfect for a health practitioner who appreciates larger space to move around or simply enjoys luxury of openness. Ideal for physical or occupational therapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, psychotherapist and other health practitioners.  An additional small room (approximately 13’ x 6’) can be built out next to this room for a long-term contract (minimum 2 years).

The room is part of a Holistic Health Center (1,800 sf), which houses established health practitioners who are holistic minded. It is conveniently located in Midtown East, 2 block from Grand Central Station, with easy access to subway stations and Metro North. The Center is a penthouse of a medical friendly building, creating quiet, serene, and relaxed atmosphere. The Center has plenty of light and windows in every room.  It is equipped with 4 treatment rooms and meditation/workshop room.  Amenities include: Windows in every room  * Elevator access   * Two bathrooms  *Kitchenette with a fridge  *Two skylights  *Free Reverse Osmosis filtered water  * Real hardwood floor throughout   *High ceiling  *WIFI

The fee: $1,950 per month with a minimum of 1 year contract. First month FREE with a minimum of 2 years contract!  For more information and viewing, please email to lc.officespace@gmail.com or 212-242-8701.
Thank you.  Serious inquiries please contact:
Love & Compassion Integrative Healing Center
Mika Ichihara, M.S., L.Ac.
124 E. 40th Street 12th Floor Suite PH
New York NY 10016
www.loveandcompassion.com
Phone: 212-242-8701
Email: lc.officespace@gmail.com

Well established North Carolina Physical Therapy Practice for Sale

Located in Western North Carolina, this practice is experiencing tremendous growth and is a terrific opportunity to purchase a thriving practice or establish a second location.

This well established practice in an area of Western North Carolina mountains that is growing rapidly enjoys a strong and large referral base.  It is known for its quality care and individualized treatment and has earned an excellent reputation among  physicians and patients in the community.  The practice currently employs 4 physical therapists (full and part-time) and is fortunate to have a capable office staff including office manager and assistant.

 The practice treats a diverse caseload including orthopedic, neurological, chronic pain, balance and wellness and generates $400,000-$500,000 annually with an excellent and enviable net profit margin.  The practice owner is willing to remain with the clinic as clinician and/ or clinic director.  The clinic participates in most major insurance networks including Medicare.  It is located in a medical office building with good visibility and a lease with highly favorable terms and is transferable and renewable.  The office has good parking and enjoys beautiful mountain views and comfortable treatment rooms. 

 Asking price and terms will be disclosed to serious inquiries and qualified buyers only.
Full financial information including profit and loss statements, practice statistics and tax returns are available for inspection.
Serious inquiries only may email wncptc@gmail.com

Fantastic Opportunity to Purchase a Multidisicplinary and ABA Practice and a Grade A commercial property in Florida

Multidisciplinary Practice and Commercial Real Estate in North Central Florida for Sale
due to relocation of Owners

The practice: The long established and highly regarded therapy practice offers ABA, Speech and Occupational Therapy Services. The practice averages over 350 productive visits per week, and currently receives approximately 30 new patients per month. The ABA program has a evry strong demand, and a waiting list of over 25 patients. The center is credentialed and has contracts with most Medicaid companies, and is an approved provider for Early Steps and ABA services. Additionally, the center is a certified provider for continued education for the state of Florida. They have a contract to do SSI assessments for speech, and offer services to 3 charter and preschools.

Current staff is eager to stay on and include over twenty therapists, 50% full time and 50% part time. The therapists include SLP CCCs, SL CF, SLPAs, OTs, COTA, BCBAs and RBTs.
The practice counts with an administrative staff of an office manager/patient care coordinator/scheduler and a billing specialist who also does authorizations and credentialing.  Additional part time help is contracted as needed for. The practice grosses over $750,000.00 annually.

The commercial space: The building which houses the center is over 4000 square feet and located in an upscale office park area, with great visibility from the road.  The building is a ground floor, no steps, modern clean space with numerous windows and natural light. The office is wired with state of the art security system. There is ample free parking, including handicapped parking. It is located within walking distance of major commercial areas that includes major drugstores, supermarkets, cafes. It is walking distance from a major recreational park. The center is a short driving distance from schools, day care centers and children’s gyms. It includes a large waiting room, administrative area and administrative office, eight individual offices for speech therapy, one room for evaluation, a large gym with new equipment  and two smaller areas for ABA and OT; as well as a  kitchen/lunch room and laundry room

Terms and ask price:

The current owners strongly prefer to sell both the practice and the building simultaneously.  The ask price for both is $709,000 with terms available. A preliminary appraisal of the  building alone was $630,000.
Serious and qualified buyers, please contact Iris Kimberg, MS PT OTR on behalf of the owners at iris@nytherapyguide.com. or infonytherapy@aol.com

Great Fall Early Intervention Job Opportunities in Brooklyn with Comprehensive Integrated Support Services, LLC

 

A new dynamic  Brooklyn based Early Intervention Program is seeking Pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and  Special Instruction Interventionists to provide both facility and home-based services to infants and toddlers starting this Fall.

Located in the Good Samaritan Daycare Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, CISS has  4  fully therapeutically and educationally, operationally functional classrooms and therapy rooms and 1  big fully equipped state of the art 2400 square foot  fully equipped sensory integrated gym on the 1st floor.  Additionally there are  2 therapy administrative staff rooms located on the second floor and  administrative offices are on the  3rd floor.

Both part and full time positions are available, with opportunities to work in the center in Bushwick and in the child’s natural home environment. All providers must already  be  credentialed with EI or be eligible to complete the process.

Resumes can be submitted to  Constance Bryant, Director and CEO at  cissllc887@gmail.com, visit the website at www.cissny.com, and please feel free to call  718-702-6618 or 347-627-4200 with any questions.