Felixbrod and chris are crazy!

I went to dr felixbrod when i was younger this guy is a complete PSYCHO! ive been dealing with depression from a very young age and i went to see him when i was in high school. im not going to bore you with all the details but i distinctly remember he would put chris in front of the door and REFUSE to let us (family therapy sessions) leave and go outside to cool off. he would constantly berate us and say we belonged on Dr. Phil and how chris would "make a killing" off our story in his book that he was writing. actual psychos. my favorite part was when my parents had separate sessions chris would tell my mom what my dad said and vice versa and make more problems in my family life. we assumed he was doing this so he could put the results of his meddling in his book however we stopped going to him shortly after
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#857029 Review #857029 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
New Hyde Park, New York
Service
Behavior Therapy Associates Of Syosset Psychology Doctor
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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Dr. Felixbrod is HORRIBLE

I had gone to Dr Felixbrod 2 years ago. My son was diagnosed with ADHD from NYU child study center in Manhattan. This is probably one of the best places in the world to get an evaluation. At this time my son was getting into alot of trouble at school. I went by myself to see Dr. Felixbrod twice before I agreed to let him work with my son. He had planed on doing a school visit. Prior to the school visit, Dr. Felixbrod had said that his associate Chris would be going to the school. Chris went and did the visit. That evening I had called Dr. Felixbrod to see how the visit had gone. Dr. Felixbrod said he had some very disturbing news. I was immediately alarmed. He stated that Chris thought that my son suffered from autism not ADHD and he pretty much agreed with Chris's findings. The next day I called LIJ behavioral department for a reevalution of my son. I had spoke to a behavioral Dr. at LIJ. He assured me that it was immposible for Chris who is not qualified to even make a diognosis to make an autism diognosis in two hours or Dr. Felixbrod who had never seen my son to make that diognosis. I called Dr. Felixbrod that day and told him what the Dr. at LIJ said. He flipped. He said "why did you tell them that" and proceeded to deny everything. I made him get Chris on a conference call who also began denying that he made a diognosis of my son. I took my son to LIJ and he has ADHD not AUTISM. In the last two years with PROPER counseling my son graduated from his grammar school with honors and is starting high school in a week. He made the freshman football team and is enjoying life. When I had gone to Dr. Felixbrod he didn't want money for the consultation. After my conversation with him and Chris on the phone I told him to send me a bill for the school visit. Do you think he did? NO he did not. I would have paid the bill and then sued him for misdiognosing my son. Don't be fooled he is a very sick man who preys on families in need and Chris is just a college graduate with no medical experience. The doctors at LIJ were very aware of Dr. Felixbrod and his antics. If your child has ADHD or AUTISM go to LIJ or NYU where you will get the proper help you need. If there are any negative postings to my story I can assure you it is Dr. Felixbrod or his cronnie Chris the unqualified.
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#946434

What a quack; he should have his license removed and be put in jail for what he did.

#323719

I can assure you that the last comments were written by Dr Felixbrod or Chris. In dealing with my son I neither took short cuts nor was I in denial.

I am an educated and well informed person in regard to my son. I took him to a reputable doctor at a reputable establishment(NYU AND LIJ). I chose not to bring my son to the basement of some so called Dr and his unqualified assistant. My son is doing wonderful today and I thank God for that.

I was told by several doctors at LIJ about Dr Felixbrod and they were not such nice comments.

I said it before and I'll say it again Dr Felixbrod is not a good Dr. Karma will one day fall upon both of them for what they do.

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@mary d Cjg

Can you direct me to someone at LIJ please.

#319862

I have been a first hand witness to see the positive work that Dr. Jeff and his partner, Chris have done with working modifying behavior with children and teenagers with Autism, ADHD and other developmental disabilities.

Perhaps the behavior modification did not work with your children, however, I can tell you these two gentleman are two of the most hard working, accomodating, and compassionate therapists I have witnessed. Behavior modification takes time. It is not an overnight change, it takes time and with that comes money. With any therapy or intervention, ALL parties have to work together to be consistent and on the same page.

Not only does Chris have his BCBA, he also has countless hours of practical experience with therapy, ABA and modification practices-years of working with special needs children- An absolutely genuine, kind hearted person. I have also witnessed first hand these gentleman working with families and adjusting costs and providing payment plans for those families really in need. Did you ever look at what you were doing with your children? Maybe you were not following through on the instructions that were to be followed when in the home to faciliate similar structure and routine to match whats going on outside the home?

Maybe you are in denial. Maybe there was a miscommunication. Parents are so quick to blame and look for the quick fix-you should be ashamed for trashing two hardworking, honest and extremely professional men. As a Special Educator, Medicaid Service Coordinator and ABA Consultant I can honestly say I have seen the great work that they do and the heart they put into it.

You are doing a great disservice to other families by spreading horrible and false rumors about them. They could be helping other children.

#257357

Wow, NONE of this is true. Dr.

Felixbrod is NOT money hungry.

He worked with us, told us about products to help our child and told us he'd mention the more expensive one for our knowledge but would suggest the less expensive one and I think he even offered my husband with a payment plan on it. THAT is NOT a money hungry person.

#221805

They were no help to my son at all. All they seemed concerned about was the money.

Used them for a couple of months, big waste of money. Chris is not qualified to work with children, he worked with mine and I'm reporting them.

#195514

I also met with these two idiots, they did the same thing to me. Dr.

Felixbrod makes his add look so appealing. Most of the people that go to him are really desperate to help there children. The unfortunate thing about this is Dr. Felixbrod is a money hungry doctor and why Chris is even involved with any child baffles me.

He is not qualified to work with children or in your case make such a big diagnosis.I learned the hard way, lost alot of money. Your right LIJ or NYU is probably cheaper then Dr.

Felixbrod and your really getting quality care. If you read this don't be fooled by him, he is no help at all.

#191974

I met with them as well. When I questioned Chris on his qualifications, he broke out in a sweat.

He couldn't even answer the questions and in a panic called for "Dr". Felixbrod to come in. Chris was supposed to call us to schedule the next appointment, but never did. This was a complete wast of my time.

They say the right things to get you to buy into their program, but they will not provide you with any specifics. I suspect this is a complete scam.

#181898

I had called him about a year ago regarding my son, I got a bad feeling while talking to him, I'm so gald we didn't have to go through what many had to go through dealing with this unqualified doctor

#181895

Wow I had seen an ad by him thanks for the heads up I will be going to LIJ for a consultation Thanks So Much

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Dr. Jeff Felixbrod

I know someone who is seeing Dr. Felixbrod. I hope he can help my friend. If there is anyone who has additional information on the dr. Felixbrod please post it. Money is a big concern. The first couple of sessions were based on my friends ability to have enough money to pay for the sessions. My friends mental health is not too good and it is so hard to find a therapist that can help. I hope Dr. Jeff Felixbrod is a therapist that does not play on your emotions and then he takes your money without helping you or caring if you are better.
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#257353

Our family has only been seeing Dr. Felixbrod for a short while but he seems to be extremely kind and considerate and accommodating.

I'm on chemo and he accommodates my schedule and tolerates when I can't show up due to chemo side affects. I will come back and post updates as we continue to use his service but so far I see nothing to complain about.

#195521

I have a feeling that Lisa is a child herself. She does not understand that when he quoted normal, he really meant "is there really such a thing as normal. Seriously a nine year old would understand why he quoted normal.

#181896

He can't help he is a terrible doctor who has an uneducated person do all of his work for him.

#151826

nice way to talk about your kid. Doesnt sound like youre too normal.

#34280

He's worked with my son for a couple of years and we've seen improvements. We're not so naive to think our boy will ever be 'normal' but we're happy with the progress we've made.

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#132093 Review #132093 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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New York, New York
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Don't let this happen to you!!

I am a parent of a 12 year boy who has a learning disability with behavior problems. I saw an ad in the Queens Parent Guide Magazine about 5 months ago that was an eye opener. Help for children with all sorts of problems ranging from oppositional and defiant behavior behavioral problems, school problems to A.D.D.,A.D.H.D. to Autism and other spectrum disorders associated with Autism. I was a bit skeptical but called the number from the full page ad. I spoke intially to Dr. Jeffrey Felixbrod, a clinical director and he told me he had 30 years experience as a behavioral psychologist. He said that no problem was impossible regarding my son. We spoke at lenght and I made sure he had a clear picture of my son. He told me that he wanted my whole family to come to his office in Manhasset Hills to have a consultation. He even included my twin sister because she initially called him. My son did not accompany us. Dr. Felixbrod introduced himself and his partner Chris Garofalo. We discussed things more in depth and he said he would be able to make miracles happen for my son. We were all sold. So Chris was hired to observe my son, go to his school and then come to my home. Well after many weeks of therapy my husband and I had concerns about what we weren't seeing. The improvement. We spoke to Chris and even Dr. F. but they kept saying it takes more time. Money was also a big problem with them. It seemed they were more occupied with the thought if we could not pay anymore and maybe we should stop therapy. My husband and I assured them that was not a problem for us although very costly. 16 or 17 weeks later and cost is $300.00 a session. In mid July Chris decided without any verbal dealing with myself to drop my son. No reason. He said that he felt we did not want him anymore. Totally untrue. When I called him to discuss it, I was told that he put an other child in my son's slot. No remorse, nothing. I called Dr. Felixbrod's office and he told me that he would call me back in a few days. I got no call back. I am writing this complaint because I don't want any other parents to be taken in by this liar and money grubbing doctor. He should be held accountable for giving false hope to innocent children and their families. I hope this does not happen to anyone else. I hope he gets his just rewards.
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#323722

GO TO LONG ISLAND JEWISH OR NYU CHILD STUDY CENTER FOR QUALIFIED CARE AND PROBABLY CHEAPER

#323721

GO TO LONG ISLAND JEWISH OR NYU CHILD STUDY CENTER FOR QUALIFIED CARE AND PROBABLY CHEAPER

#257355

Person 1 posts that Dr. Felixbrod promised "miracles", he works with my child and has stated no one can promise miracles so I know that part's a lie.

This person also posts that money is a big problem with them - also NOT true. Another lie was that he wouldn't take the child back because the slot was taken - he accommodates me even when I have to change my schedule due to chemo side effects so I know that's not true either.

Person 2 is upset 'cause that parent BEAT their child and is upset that the doctor did was he was LEGALLY REQUIRED to do, just like the teacher who did the very same thing - REPORT YOU FOR ABUSE.

#202679

I just fitted a 11 year old child with the fluncy master that Dr, Felixbrod dispneses. It is a wonderful device,It helps children and adults stop

stuttering after years of dysfluency. He has a good reputation and many years of experience. He understands the behavior pchological side of what dysfluency does to stuutterers. As a speech pathologist

I commend him for his marvelous invention. if children are diagnosed with adhd, or autism, or whatever it takes years of therapy. If your child has autism then you need to have him see a speech language patholigst for that and he can see Dr. Felixbrod for the behavioral issues. as speech paths we work together as a team of professionals.

good luck. Its not an end. i work with autistic children and adhd chilren among

other areas and they respond well with the propter treatment.

#195519

Looks like everyone here but Bruce has ADD. He did not say he worked at this place, he said he had a son being who was getting help from Chris.

Looks to me like some of you don't want to take care of your own children, discipline them an blame other's for their behavior problems. A child with ADHD does not need a case behavior theripst.

What they need is parantal discipline. Usually people who take children to behavior theripists don't know how to discipline a child.

#195518

Bruce, why should I have to work hard with my child when I pay them to cure his problems. Also he called CPS on me because a few times I got frustrated and beat my son. He could not even mind his own business about how we were disciplining our son. Just wait one day when you get frustrated with your son and hit him leaving marks on him. Just wait. he will call CPS on you. After he called CPS I told him I did not want him working with my son. He was fine because this heartless person has another child to work with. Will probably do the same. You obviously are lying Bruce because if you had a son with ADHD it is hard not to lose control and strike out at them. Mind our own business.

Keep your day job!!

Right now thanks to another busy body teacher of my son's he is in a group home. I again lost control with him and they think he isn't safe at my house.

#182001

These negative comments were written by Dr. Felixbrod or his underling Chris.

#181722

I totally agree with you the same thing happened to me they are both unqualified if you don't believe me call LIJ behavioral dept they know

#109030

I think "Bruce" is on the payroll

#101194

Looks like "Bruce" works for those scums. smh...

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