INTERCEPT: Interventions for Changes in Emotions, Perception, and Thinking
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
For those aged 15 to 28 experiencing new mental health concerns.
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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
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
- Safety planning
- 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 psychiatry who work with young people with serious psychiatric conditions. We also aim to provide services and supports that will help minimize disruptions to the young person’s ability to engage in school, work, and relationships.
Steven Silverstein, PhD
Trisha Kibourn, MSW, LCSW
Stella Soe, MS
David Graves, NP
Lyvia Bertolace, MD
Iwona Juskiewicz, MD
Tanya Tran, PhD
Individual and Group Therapist
Location and Hours
2613 West Henrietta Road, Suite E
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 276-9270
We are located on a bus line with a stop in front of our building. Free parking and handicap accessible.