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Tracy Solomon, MA, LCSW

Tracy Solomon, MA, LCSW

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Coaching, Social Work

"Life, distilled, is about how you handle your relationships with other people. (Good) therapy, distilled, is a collaboration between two people with a comm..." read more

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Tracy Solomon, MA, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01517

Amie Roe, LMSW

Amie Roe, LMSW

Profession(s): Clinical Social Work, Social Work

"We'll work together to create meaning and direction from life's challenges. My practice is deeply influenced by my belief that all people are creative and ..." read more

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Amie Roe, LMSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18176

 
 
Ana C Gonzalez, LMHC, CRC

Ana C Gonzalez, LMHC, CRC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I love to assist people in setting and achieving their goals. I think this is a higher calling. To provide guidance, support and care to someone who is str..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ana C Gonzalez, LMHC, CRC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17700

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Hugh Polk, M.D.

Hugh Polk, M.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I'm a psychiatrist with 30+ years of experience as a practitioner of an innovative, humanistic group therapeutic approach called Social Therapy. In our on..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11217

New York, NY 10010

Hugh Polk, M.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08052

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Barbara Danish, LCAT, RDT

Barbara Danish, LCAT, RDT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe therapy is a way toward a fuller, more satisfying life. Together we will journey past the obstacles to greater self-esteem, more satisfying relat..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Barbara Danish, LCAT, RDT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00176

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Liana Smith-Murphy, LMSW

Liana Smith-Murphy, LMSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens

"I am a play therapist and psychotherapist with a dedication to helping children, adolescents, teens and young adults. I adapt my approach to meet the need..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Liana Smith-Murphy, LMSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16856

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William F. Murray, Clinical Psychologist

William F. Murray, Clinical Psychologist

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"At Keene Murray Therapy, our approach to helping people is: Creative. Our work is shaped both by our immersion in creative arts and by our extensive ba..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

William F. Murray, Clinical Psychologist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04224

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Christine Vargo, LMSW

Christine Vargo, LMSW

Verified Credentials

Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My approach is eclectic and utilizes the techniques of Gestalt Psychotherapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). My goal is to offer a ..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11232

Christine Vargo, LMSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15881

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Sara Solomon, LMFT

Sara Solomon, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I utilize a mindfulness based approach to help individuals and couples cultivate joy and happiness in their lives. We work as a team to understand and iden..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sara Solomon, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16955

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Susan Bady, LCSW

Susan Bady, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am a spritually oriented psychotherapist with 32 years of experience, located in Park Slope Brooklyn. I work with individuals and couples from very diver..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Susan Bady, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01555

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Michael Fischman,MA,MSW,LCSW-R,CGP

Michael Fischman,MA,MSW,LCSW-R,CGP

Verified Credentials

Social Work, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Over 20 years of experience has allowed me to provide effective psychotherapy for a wide range of problems: For example I can help prevent divorce, especia..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Scarsdale, NY 10583

Michael Fischman,MA,MSW,LCSW-R,CGP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08708

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George Sachs, PsyD

George Sachs, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"I look past labels to concentrate on the individual, taking a holistic and person-centered approach to treatment. I don't see you as a set of symptoms or a..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Brooklyn, NY 11242

George Sachs, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18891

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Brooklyn, New York is the second largest of New York City’s five boroughs. Located in Kings County, on the western end of Long Island, the city is connected to Manhattan by the Brooklyn Bridge. But the 2,565,600 residents1 who call the borough home do not need to leave the area to experience arts or entertainment. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Prospect Park, and Coney Island are just some of the attractions that draw thousands of visitors to the area every year. Many more come to take in a Nets basketball game or attend one of several universities in the borough, among which are Long Island University, the Brooklyn Law School, and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

 

Mental Health Statistics
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported that 7.5% of adults in the New York City area experienced a major depressive episode in 2007, and one third of those residents sought treatment for depression2. According to the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) 1,797 Brooklyn-area residents were referred for assisted outpatient treatment between 1999 and 20103. Of those receiving care, 17% received less than 6 months of treatment, and 22% received care for more than 30 months4. In 2008, over 153,400 NYC-area residents were admitted for substance abuse treatment. Marijuana was cited as the primary substance used by people under 25, and alcohol was the most common substance requiring treatment for those over 255. The Administration for Children’s Services documented receiving more than 17,100 reports of abuse or neglect in 20116.

 

Brooklyn WAIVES Goodbye to Mental Health Barriers
Helping children and families overcome barriers to treatment is a primary objective of the New York State OMH. One of the ways they accomplish this is through the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (HCBS) program. The waiver allows children who might otherwise be directed to institutional care to gain access to outpatient services so that the integrity of the family can be preserved. Eligibility is based on emotional disturbance severity and not income so that those children most in need of intensive treatment can receive effective and adequate care.

 

The HCBS has expanded existing services to include crisis response and emergency services, intensive home-based care, respite care, individualized treatment plan coordination, family and caregiver support, and skill development. Case management is an integral part of the HCBS and the Single Point of Access is designed to aid case managers in identifying those children most at risk so that they can be provided with the care they need within their communities.

 

Alternative approaches to traditional behavioral services offered through the OMH include crisis facilities that allow for residential treatment until stabilization is achieved. Telepsychiatry, a form of distance therapy, is another innovative technique that allows residents to receive treatment in a cost-effective and expedited way. Family-Based Treatment Programs (FBTP) cohesively integrate the family, the child, the treatment, and the community so that children can flourish in their environments in a way that is most beneficial to them and those caring for them7.

 

1U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/36/36047.html

2Petit, J., Cohen, G. Lednyak, L. (2007). Detecting and treating depression in adults. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/chi/chi26-9.pdf

3New York State, Office of Mental Health. (2013). Program Statistics. Retrieved from http://bi.omh.ny.gov/aot/statistics?p=investigations&c=NYC#county-chart

4New York State, Office of Mental Health. (2013). Program Statistics, Length of Time in AOT. Retrieved from http://bi.omh.ny.gov/aot/statistics?p=time-in-aot

5U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2013). Substance Abuse Treatment in Metropolitan Areas, New York. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/StatesInBrief/2k9/CityReports/NewYorkCity_NY_BHSIS.pdf

6New York City, Administration for Children’s Services. (2013). Statistics and Links, Yearly Updates. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/downloads/pdf/acs_stats_abuse_cd_2011.pdf

7New York State Office of Mental Health, Information for Children, Teens and Their Families, Mental Health Treatment and Support Services in NYS. (2013). Family Support Services. Retrieved from http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/childservice/family_supp.htm