Later Lifespan Development Services

The Later Lifespan Development Service focuses on the issues inherent in the aging Martin Walkerprocess, 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, but 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 referrals for individual, couples, group and family therapy to patients in their fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond. Treatment takes place in the therapist's private office.

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples and Family Therapy

Group Psychotherapy




How to Apply for Treatment

To arrange for a referral, 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 a referral as quickly as possible.  Not everyone who applies can be accommodated, nor will referral 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

Some of our therapists accept insurance coverage or Medicare in partial payment of fees, and offer a flexible fee structures beginning at $50.

Clinical Staff:

David Appelbaum, Psy.D.
Olga Cheselka, Ph.D.
Rebecca Curtis, Ph.D.
Susan Fabrick, L.C.S.W.
Debra Farbman, 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.
Karen Marisak, Ph.D.
Dianne Ollech, Psy.D.
Edna Ortof, Ph.D.
David Russek, M.D.
Susan Sarlin, LCSW
Susan Shachner, Ph.D.
Howard Shapiro, Ph.D.
Ruth Szmarag, M.D.
E. Martin Walker, Ph.D.
Mi Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Stefan R. Zicht, Psy.D.