Compassionate care for a wide
range of mental health issues

Mental health issues can take on many forms. For some it is depression. For others it may be anxiety, ADHD, trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, or other symptoms that affect one’s mood, thinking, or behavior.
According to various organizations, as many as one in five American adults struggle with mental health problems. Yet many do not seek the help they need due to the stigma associated with mental illness, concern about costs, or other reasons.
Welcome to Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center or IDCC. Our dedicated doctors, therapists and mental health professionals understand that mental illness is a true illness that must be treated. And with over thirty years of successful treatment and outcomes, our mental health professionals truly understand how to work with mental health patients of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
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We start with truly listening to our patients. By taking the time and effort to understand our patients, our mental health professionals can work with each individual on their own level, providing each one the treatment and care specifically designed for their personal life and the environment they live in.
IDCC is about innovation. Whether it is the integration of nutritionists and diet into treatment, the use of special equipment such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to help depression, or our world-class Care Managers which support a holistic approach to an individual’s recovery by acting as a resource to coordinate life activities such as helping patients with housing, employment, social relationships and community, IDCC understands that just as each individual is different, their treatment must also be looked at differently.
Experience the IDCC difference and help yourself or a loved one live a happy life once more. Medicaid, Medicare and most major insurances accepted.


Dr. Leon Gersten, founder of IDCC, grew up in Frysztak, Poland in the early 1940’s. As a young child Dr. Gersten experienced the dark side of humanity as he went through the horrors of World War Two and the Holocaust. Yet he also saw the very best of humanity as kind neighbors risked their lives to save him and his family from Nazis.
Inspired by the actions of his courageous neighbors, Dr. Gersten dedicated his life to helping others in need by starting Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center (IDCC) as a nonprofit facility as a way to give back to the community. Sixty years later, IDCC still follows this mission to help those in need by providing services for children and adults to help them overcome their own personal obstacles and challenges as they seek to live healthier and happier lives.
IDCC adheres to the highest standard of care and confidentiality, while listening to each patient’s needs through our highly qualified and professional staff of doctors and therapists who use the latest research and technology to provide individuals and families the support they need to move forward.


At Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center (IDCC), our mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals facing various mental health issues. We recognize that mental health problems can manifest in different forms, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other conditions that impact one’s mood, thinking, and behavior.
At IDCC, we are dedicated to breaking down these barriers and providing effective treatment for mental health conditions. With over thirty years of experience, our team of skilled doctors, therapists, and mental health professionals has the expertise to address the unique needs of patients of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
We believe that mental illness is a genuine illness that requires proper care, and we are committed to working with our patients to achieve positive outcomes.
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Our vision at Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center (IDCC) is to create a society where mental health is prioritized and individuals facing mental health challenges receive the support and care they need. We envision a future where there is no stigma associated with mental illness, and everyone has access to quality mental health services.

We strive to be a leading provider of comprehensive and innovative mental health care, constantly seeking advancements in treatment approaches and therapies. Our vision is to empower individuals to live fulfilling lives by addressing their mental health concerns and helping them achieve optimal well-being.

Through our dedicated team of doctors, therapists, and mental health professionals, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and their families. We envision a world where mental health is openly discussed, understood, and supported by society, leading to improved overall health and happiness. At IDCC, our vision is to be a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change in the field of mental health, advocating for accessible, effective, and compassionate care for all.


At Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center (IDCC), we are guided by a set of core values that underpin our approach to mental health care and shape our interactions with patients, their families, and the community.
These values define who we are and how we strive to make a positive impact:
Compassion: We deeply care about the well-being of our patients and their families. We approach every individual with empathy, understanding, and kindness, creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
Excellence: We are committed to delivering the highest standard of mental health care. Our team of doctors, therapists, and mental health professionals continuously strive for excellence, seeking ongoing education and staying abreast of the latest research and best practices.
Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork. We work closely with our patients, their families, and other healthcare providers to develop personalized treatment plans and ensure holistic care that addresses all aspects of a person’s well-being.
Respect: We treat every individual with dignity, respect, and without judgment. We value diversity and cultural sensitivity, recognizing the unique experiences and needs of each person we serve.
Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our work. We maintain confidentiality, protect privacy, and foster trust with our patients and the community. We are transparent, honest, and accountable in our actions.
Empowerment: We believe in empowering individuals to take an active role in their mental health journey. We provide education, tools, and resources to help individuals make informed decisions and develop skills for self-care and resilience.
Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuous learning and improvement. We embrace innovation, explore new treatment modalities, and seek feedback from our patients and stakeholders to enhance the quality and effectiveness of our services.
These values serve as our guiding principles, shaping the way we deliver care and make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.