Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

CBIT (Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics) is a technique that research has shown can significantly reduce tic severity. The assumption with tics, both motor and vocal, is that tics can get better or worse on their own. Tics are often done in response to a feeling or an urge, and that tics can be stopped for at least a short amount of time. CBIT is an all-encompassing technique that incorporates changing the environment to reduce the likelihood of tics, increasing the awareness of tics, refusal to give in to the urge for the tic, and changing the complex nature of each individual tic to become more discreet or non-existent. Children, adolescents, and adults are all able to use CBIT to reduce motor and vocal tics. CBIT also takes a wellness approach in that recommendations for changes in diet, exercise, and sleep schedules will be addressed to reduce the frequency or severity of tics.

Customized Types of Treatment.

Our approach to treatment is both effective and complete. Upon intake, the therapist you meet with will discuss a variety of treatment options that would best suit your needs. Our treatment approaches include individual therapy, group therapy, parent training sessions as well as executive functioning training.

frequently asked questions

Do you take insurance?

Mid Island Psychology Associates, PLLC is considered an out-of-network provider and does not accept insurance. Many insurance companies offer out-of-network benefits which provide reimbursement for psychotherapy services. Mid Island Psychology Associates, PLLC will provide you with all of the information necessary in order to submit for reimbursement through your insurance provider.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, or credit cards including flex-spending cards

What is your cancellation policy?

Mid Island Psychology Associates, PLLC requests a minimum of 24-hours notice to cancel your appointment. If you do not cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance, or do not show for your appointment, you will be charged for the cost of service. This policy is to ensure that we are able to offer services to others should you be unable to attend.


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Mid Island Psychology Associates
500 N. Broadway, Ste 215, Jericho, NY 11753