Later Lifespan Development Services

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The Later Lifespan Development Service focuses on the issues inherent in the aging Martin Walkerprocess,Sue Sarlin including the role of society and the impact of aging on individuals, families, and institutions. Personality can change in a positive direction as one grows older.  This is not simply a wishful opinion, but a conclusion based on a recent large-scale study.  It means that one's later years can be a time for enhanced satisfaction in living.  The entire orientation of White Institute Clinical Services supports growth throughout the life cycle.  This applies whether treatment is undertaken to resolve current difficulties, to explore one’s past history in greater depth, or to search out possibilities for the future.



Not only does each phase of living offer its own particular opportunities, butMiltiades Zaphiropoulos certain kinds of problems also are more likely to arise as life progresses.  Among the more frequent ones are the readjustments that go along with retirement, the physical infirmities of aging, the loss of a spouse or of friends, financial worries, family conflict, and the prospect of death and dying.  Cumulatively, they can contribute to increased loneliness, anxiety, and depression.  The staff of the Later Lifespan Development Service can help individuals and family members to thoughtfully reflect upon these and other issues of concern.



Treatment Services Offered

The Later Lifespan Development Service offers individual, couples, group and family therapy to patients in their fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond. Treatment takes place at the White Institute or in the therapist's private office.

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples and Family Therapy

Group Psychotherapy

Organizational Consultations




In addition to these services, experienced psychiatrists always are available for medical consultation.  Our methods and procedures are under continuing expert review, in accordance with the standards of the best service, educational, and research institutes.



Organizational consultation services are also available to help institutions that provide services related to aging and to organizations that recognize a need to better adapt their cultures to aging in our society.



How to Apply for Treatment

To arrange for treatment with a member of the Later Lifespan Development Service, please download the application and send a completed copy  to the White Institute Clinic at 20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023.  Please write, “Attention: Later Lifespan Development Service” on your application.  You may also call our office at (212) 873-0727 Ext. 22 for more information.  The White Institute staff member who receives your call will make every effort to arrange an intake interview as quickly as possible.  Not everyone who applies can be accommodated, nor will the Institute’s services be appropriate for every applicant.  In such cases, the Later Lifespan Development Service’s clinical staff will make every effort to provide referrals to alternative sources.



Fees for Therapy

The service can accept insurance coverage or Medicare in partial payment of fees, and offers a flexible fee structure for people of limited means.




Staff of the Later Lifespan Development Service

For many years now, the Later Lifespan Development Service at the White Institute has been staffed by highly trained and dedicated professionals - psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers - who offer psychotherapy for people in their fifties and beyond.

Program Directors:

E. Martin Walker, Ph.D. and  Susan Sarlin, L.C.S.W.

Clinical Staff:

David Appelbaum, Psy.D.
Richard Bennett, Ph.D.
Olga Cheselka, Ph.D.
Rebecca Curtis, Ph.D.
Susan Fabrick, L.C.S.W.
Debra Farbman, Ph.D.
John Fiscalini, Ph.D.
Diane Goldkopf, Ph.D.
George Goldman, Ph.D.
Hilda Grey, L.C.S.W.
Alan Grey, Ph.D.
Lawrence Jacobson, Ph.D.
David Koch, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Murray Krim, Ph.D.
Robert Langan, Ph.D.
Anita Lanzi , Ph.D.
Ruth Livingston, Ph.D.

William Lubart, Ph.D.
Carol Mackauf, Psy.D.
Karen Marisak, Ph.D.
Carola Mann, Ph.D.
Jennifer McCarroll, Ph.D.
Dianne Ollech, Psy.D.
Edna Ortof, Ph.D.
David Russek, M.D.
Susan Sarlin, L.C.S.W.
Susan Shachner, Ph.D.
Howard Shapiro, Ph.D.
Ruth Szmarag, M.D.
Anita Tenzer, Ph.D.
E. Martin Walker, Ph.D.
Mi Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Miltiades Zaphiropoulos, M.D.
Stefan R. Zicht, Psy.D.