CHANGE the way you CHANGE

If you want to make changes in your life and are considering

You must first understand that traditional approaches


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“The secret of CHANGE is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Dr. Sydney Ceruto
Founder | Owner of NYC MindLAB
Cognitive Neuropsychologist
Dr. Sydney Ceruto
Founder | Owner of NYC MindLAB
Cognitive Neuropsychologist

Time – Most clients achieve their goals within 90 days, unlike traditional methods which can take years or even decades.

Cost – The old adage “you get what you pay for” could not be more applicable when it comes to your mental wellbeing.

Qualifications – Dr. Ceruto is a pioneer in the field of neuropsychology, she possesses an extensive medical and psychological education along with 20+ years of experience.

Neuroscience, the differentiator –  Billions of pathways in your brain light up every time you “think, feel, or do something.” If you want new habits to become ingrained in your daily life, then it is a matter of building and strengthening certain pathways while not reinforcing others.

What Clients Are Saying

Henrik Lundqvist

Goaltender NY Rangers

Dr. Ceruto is phenomenal.  She has helped me remain confident and resilient throughout the last 5 years of my career.

Kristin Thorne

ABC News Anchor

Love Sydney!  Powerful & effective program to help you create the life you want.

Chris Noth

Actor & Golden Globe Winner

Dr. C is an amazing doctor, woman and professional.  I highly recommend her services.

A Solution Rooted In Hard Science

The reason traditional therapy, counseling, or coaching does not work is due to a combination of our default mindset, emotional processing, and a non-scientific approach. These antiquated methods fail to consider the physiological processes that come into play when trying to make changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are enduring.


Armed with recent findings in neuroscience, we now understand how these elements have a significant bearing on the lack of efficacy in traditional therapeutic methods.


To bring about real change requires an all-encompassing scientific approach that alters patterns of thinking and behavior right at the root. We must tweak, change, or abolish old ways of thinking, emoting, perceiving, and behaving to rewire the brain towards much more advantageous neural connections. This sort of solution requires just the right combination of SCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY.


At NYC MindLAB, we offer an innovative service that does just that, tailoring goals for change toward each client and his or her unique dynamics. With expert knowledge of how the brain works and why we continually fall victim to our defunct, flawed, and faulty thinking patterns, it is entirely possible to inspire sustainable behavioral and emotional change. We do this on a physiological level so that the client no longer has to be consciously aware of or continually working on their desired changes.

Neuroscience & Anxiety Treatment

What neuroscience has made evidently clear is that changes in the brain cause changes in your thinking, behaviors, and emotions.

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Cognitive Distortions

Discover the faulty thought patterns that create negative neuronal associations.

Disrupt Associations

Break the destructive emotions and behaviors happening on a frequent and mostly subconscious level. 

Neural Rewiring

Re-wire your brain’s neural pathways with positive and accurate assertions until they become your default setting.

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, it is the body’s automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or facing a stressful situation.


Our brains are programmed to believe that impending doom is around every corner; this is due to an evolutionary trait that helped ancient humans survive. In moderation, anxiety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can help you to stay alert and focused, spur you to action, and motivate you to solve problems.

But when anxiety is constant or overwhelming, when it interferes with your relationships or daily activities—you’ve likely crossed the line from normal anxiety into the territory of an anxiety disorder. In today’s world, mere inconveniences are triggering the same primal “threat warnings” that are manifesting into anxiety disorders.

Despite their different forms, all anxiety disorders illicit an intense fear or worry out of proportion to the situation.

If anxiety affects you regularly and impacts your daily activities, NYC MindLab provides a wide range of treatments, including medicine-alternative solutions such as neural rewiring and non-invasive brain chemical modification.

Get started on your personalized Anxiety Treatment plan by scheduling a Free 30 Minute Consultation today.


How do I know if I need anxiety help? 

If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms on a regular basis, it is a clear indicator your anxiety issues have become a serious problem:

  • Excessive worry
  • Irrational fear
  • Feelings of apprehension or dread
  • Watching for signs of danger
  • Anticipating the worst
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling tense and jumpy
  • Irritability
  • Feeling like your mind’s gone blank

But anxiety is more than just a feeling, it also involves a wide range of physical symptoms, including:  

  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle tension or twitches
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Insomnia

What are the dangers of not getting help for my anxiety?

Everyone has anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety can interfere with your quality of life.  An excessive or persistent state of anxiety can have a devastating effect on your physical and mental health.

  • Anger issues
  • Breathing problems
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido
  • Muscle aches
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Sleep disorders

What is the most effective treatment for anxiety?

Utilizing the latest findings in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, NYC MindLAB has developed a state-of-the-art program that serves as an alternative to anxiety treatments that are antiquated and DO NOT WORK.

This non-invasive treatment involves using your brain’s natural ability to change, neuroplasticity, its own neural connectivity, and its inherent ability to generate new, much healthier connections, to abate and many times abolish anxiety disorders.

At NYC MindLAB we use the latest and most innovative techniques to teach you how to regulate your brain to “normal” patterns all on your own. It’s almost like a workout for your brain by training your brain to be stronger and healthier.


Depending on your needs, treating anxiety disorders may also include a combination of any of the following:

  • Teaching you how to problem solve
  • Helping you identify triggers and stressors
  • Counseling you on how to express your feelings
  • Teaching you coping skills and how to calm yourself
  • Helping you learn meditation and relaxation techniques
  • Educating you about conflict resolution and defusing anxiety

NYC MindLAB is dedicated to ensuring you learn to control your anxiety in an effort to improve your mental and physical well-being.

Before living with anxiety disorders another day, schedule a Free 30 Minute Consultation.

You are NOT powerless over your brain!

By understanding brain science, you can learn how to take massive action to ‘rewire’ your brain processes for better outcomes.