Mind-Body Clinical Research Center Services

imageOperating in an ethically and culturally sensitive manner, the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center fosters awareness, growth, and resiliency building during each step of the healing process.

Our team works closely with primary care and other healthcare providers to deliver integrative care. Our clinical services are rooted in scientific research and include best practices treatment approaches for healing both the mind and body. 

These approaches include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis (CBTp/ACTp)
  • Specialized treatments for PTSD (Cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure)
  • Mindfulness and relaxation training
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Behavioral medicine (e.g., pain management, medication adherence, coping will illnesses)
  • Comprehensive smoking cessation

Our clinical services include individual treatment and group-based treatment programs. Our current group-based treatment programs include:

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Program
Developed at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the goal of this program is to promote skills to achieve relaxation and connectedness to self and others by decreasing the physical, emotional, mental and behavioral effects of stress. (13 sessions)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program
This program is most commonly used to treat borderline personality disorder, chronic suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors. It is also effective for individuals with emotion regulation difficulties and depression. The “dialectical” piece focuses on the ability to take different viewpoints and create balance between one’s changing outlook and accepting situations as they are. The “behavioral” piece focuses on the ability to look at and understand behavior choices and learn new coping skills. Participating in our DBT program generally involves taking part in a skills group, individual therapy and phone coaching. Most of our skills groups are 14 to 16 weeks with the opportunity to re-enroll to continue building skills mastery.  

Weight Management Program
This program focuses on learning to set realistic individualized weight management goals. Participants will also learn how to identify and cope with emotional eating habits to facilitate lasting weight loss in a supportive and interactive group format (13 weeks).

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)
This goal of this group-based program is to help participants increase understanding of symptoms and to identify and implement effective coping strategies. Our CBTp program also helps participants build social connections and work on relationships with peers and family in a supportive setting. This program is ideally suited for individuals within five years of first experiencing psychotic symptoms. 

Behavioral Health Services for Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
We also provide specialized services including psychological assessment and therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, including those with additional complex needs. To support access to language and communication, we work closely with each individual and family, including those who primarily sign (e.g., American Sign Language), speak, or use any combination of communication strategies. To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions about our services for the individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, please contact Angela Dougherty, PhD, at angela.dougherty@stonybrookmedicine.edu or call (631) 632-8657 (voice).


9 am to 6 pm
Monday to Friday
Daytime and evening groups available
Our providers accept a number of insurance plans.
Please contact us at (631) 632-8657 for more details.