Bikur Cholim of Rockland County was founded by Rabbi Shimshon Lauber in 1981 to support and assist families dealing with illness. At the time, there was a single therapist on staff; addressing behavioral health was not yet the norm. Rabbi Lauber recognized a dire need to provide mental health services to the growing community. With admirable foresight and fortitude, he took the steps to acquire a NYS license and founded what was then known as CAPS- the Center for Applied Psychology.
In the first year as a licensed mental health provider, Bikur Cholim saw over 300 patients. Currently known as Achieve Behavioral Health, the center sees close to 3000 patients annually and that number continues to increase rapidly.
With more than twenty years of trusted service to the community Achieve Behavioral Health attracts the best clinicians, psychologists, licensed social workers and support staff. We are proud to be the only provider in Rockland and Orange counties federally designated as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC).