Freedom Institute

Freedom Institute

Rating: 4.2   (5)
515 Madison AveNew YorkNew York  10022


We are a New York State OASAS licensed, medically supervised outpatient recovery center located in midtown Manhattan. We offer highly personalized, comprehensive and innovative care to the families and individuals affected by substance abuse and addiction. We are an abstinence based program and our model is dedicated to long term recovery and wellness for the whole family. We use evidenced based clinical approaches and incorporate family systems work whenever possible. Our multidisciplinary team is trained in a wide variety of modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), CBT, Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR, Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama, and Psychoanalysis). We offer a range of services tailored to meet the needs of each age group and stage of life, including: A wellness and prevention program providing assessment and interventions in NYC private schools, a highly structured IOP for adolescents, a well established family program, gambling groups and an adult IOP. What is unique about Freedom Institute is the quality of are we provide each individual who walks through our doors; from the thorough assessment to the FITT (Freedom Intensive Treatment Team) program which enables all treatment providers who are working with a client/family to collaborate on the case.

Years in business

  • 30+ Years

Treatment approach

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Family Based Treatment
  • Intervention

Treatment Options

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient


  • Continuing Care
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Intervention


  • Wheelchair Access


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors or older adults


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Accepted Insurances

  • Most Out-of-Network

Google Reviews

  5.0   3 months ago

I have worked with Freedom Institute for more than 20 years. I have referred clients and families to Freedom Institute. The communication process is seamless and helpful. Over the past 5 years Freedom Institute has increased the level of training for all of the clinical team. Freedom Institute is committed to the community and provides scholarships for individuals in need. Freedom Institute in an important resource for the New York City community.

  5.0   3 months ago

  5.0   6 months ago

During my visit to The Freedom Institute I was thoroughly impressed with how comprehensive the care for clients and their family was. The professional offices are state of the art and offer clients access from their central location. Peter Lazar, Sr. Director of Strategic Development and Rachel Russel, CCO gave in an in depth breakdown of how Freedom Institute is able to tailor each of their clients needs to specific treatment planning and identifiable goals. Freedom Institute truly delivers individualized care and the level of professionalism they exhibit make their Center one of the the most trusted partners that Family First aligns with. I highly recommend their services for adult and adolescent clients.

  5.0   9 months ago

As an addictions treatment professional in New York City I would highly recommend The Freedom Institute. They have been a leader in the field for over 40 years. I have gladly referred clients to their program and would refer family.

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