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INTERCEPT: Interventions for Changes in Emotions, Perception, and Thinking

For those aged 15 to 28 experiencing new mental health concerns.

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WROC-TV News: URMC’s ‘INTERCEPT’ first of its kind for upstate adolescent mental health care

Interventions for Changes in Emotions, Perception, and Thinking (INTERCEPT) is a unique mental health program for young people aged 15 to 28. Designed to address new and distressing symptoms in their early stages, it offers opportunities to help prevent progression to more serious conditions.

Through INTERCEPT, young people can learn to identify, monitor, and manage changes in behavior and mental health. Treatment components are tailored to the individual and can include individual and group therapy, problem solving, social skills training, goal planning, and more. Structured to minimize disruptions to school, work, and relationships, INTERCEPT can help young people make “course corrections” on their journey to mental wellness.

Support for INTERCEPT is made possible by a grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation.

When might a young person be at risk?

Changes in thinking and behavior help to identify when a young person is at risk. Symptoms may include:

  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Difficulties in school or at work
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Loss of motivation
  • Trouble with attention, concentration, and memory
  • Feeling sad, angry, or irritable
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Less concern with appearance or clothes
  • Feeling suspicious of others
  • Feeling like things are unreal
  • Changes in visual, auditory, and/or bodily perceptions
  • Changes in personality
  • Feeling confused
  • Trouble with speaking in a direct, organized way 

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INTERCEPT aims to prevent the progression of early symptoms into serious psychiatric conditions. Treatment is tailored to the unique needs of each patient, but generally, the components of treatment include:

  • Cognitive-behavior therapy and other forms of individual psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Safety planning
  • Problem-solving
  • Assistance with difficulties in school or at work
  • Goal setting
  • Relapse prevention
  • Social skills training
  • Treatment for substance use
  • Involvement of the family
  • Medication as needed
  • Other interventions as needed, including sleep, nutrition, and exercise


INTERCEPT has a team of specialists in child/adolescent and adult mental health who work with young people experiencing serious psychiatric conditions.

Steven Silverstein, PhD

Trisha Kibourn, MSW, LCSW
Clinic Coordinator, Primary Therapist

Lilliam Torres-Diaz, LMHC
Primary and Family Therapist

Tanya Tran, PhD
Primary and Family Therapist

David Graves, PMHNP-BC
Medication Management

Lyvia Bertolace, MD
Outreach Coordinator

Iwona Juskiewicz, MD
Data Manager


  • Call 585-276-9270 and speak with our Clinic Coordinator to schedule an appointment. 
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early from your scheduled appointment to allow for registration and paperwork.
  • Before your first appointment, call your previous doctor's office and have your records forwarded to our office.
  • If your insurance company requires you to notify them when you change doctors, please call them with the name of your new primary care doctor.
  • Bring your medical and drug insurance cards.
  • A list of your current medications (with dosages) and/or the medication bottles themselves. If you use any health monitoring equipment or over-the-counter medications or supplements you have taken in the past six months; please bring these in with you to your visit.
  • Check to see which prescription refills you may need so we can provide them for you at the time of your visit.

Co-payments should be made at the time of your visit. You can pay with cash, a personal check, or a credit card.  You can also pay ahead of your visit online through MyChart.

You will be billed for any services not covered by your insurance company. You can pay your physician bill online at Online Bill Pay. If you have questions regarding your account, please call the number listed on the statement, and the staff will be happy to answer your questions.

UR Medicine contracts with most major health insurance carriers. Please call your insurance company and ask if you have access to health care services at UR Medicine locations and what (if any) co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles will be your responsibility.  Read additional insurance information

We are committed to providing excellent health care for everyone. Financial hardships should never stop you from getting the medical care you need. Visit our financial assistance webpage for more information or call (585) 758-7650 / toll-free 1-888-925-4301

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Location and Hours

Outside of MIPS building

2613 West Henrietta Road, Suite E
Rochester, NY 14623
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Phone: (585) 276-9270

We are located on a bus line with a stop in front of our building. Free parking and handicap accessible.