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CAPs is a community behavioral health center serving primarily the Orthodox Jewish community within Rockland County, NY and its surround.  The clinic provides a wide range of services and programs including individual, family, and group therapy, as well as school-based counseling services and community education.


Who We Are 

Highly regarded in the mental health field and renowned internationally, CAPs has witnessed rapid growth in recent years, progressing from 3,326 annual clinic visits in 2000 to over 18,000 visits in 2012. CAPs is proud of its continuous growth and success, an achievement directly attributable to the:

  • high-level professionalism,
  • caring of its staff,
  • religiously- and culturally- informed service delivery, and
  • It’s long-standing and close relationships with community leaders, agencies, schools, institutions, and other health providers.

The Rockland community and beyond knows it can reliably turn to the Center for Applied Psychology (CAPs), assured that they will receive “private practice” care in a clinic setting.


Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Applied Psychology (CAPs) at Bikur Cholim is to provide the highest level of clinical behavioral and emotional health care, education and outreach to the community.


Clinical Director

The Director of CAPs, Dr. Yitzchak (Isaac) Schechter, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and a recognized leader in emotional and behavioral health care in the Jewish community and beyond.  In addition to supervising, Dr. Schechter regularly provides training to rabbonim and community leaders, schooling them in how to identify mental health issues and partner with professionals to help the community. Dr. Schechter lectures internationally and has published widely on topics of psychology, religion, and the religious community.  His research findings on mental health and the Orthodox Jewish community have been a catalyst for positive change in the attitudes and service utilization in the Jewish community. In addition to his work at CAPs, Dr. Schechter also maintains a private practice in Wesley Hills, New York working with adolescents and adults.


Leadership Team

Isaac Schechter,  PsyD Clinical Director
Aron Reiner Executive Director – Bikur Cholim
Richard Price, MD Medical Director
Yael Genack, M.S. Ed. Intake and Assignment Coordinator
Rena Goldin, PsyD Director, Utilization Review and Clinical Record Keeping
Stephanie Hartman,PsyD Coordinator School Based Counseling Services
Mordechai Binder Office Manager
Sary Hager Compliance Auditor
Ari Mayefsky Director of Human Resources
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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856