Find a Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

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Judith R. Malamud, Ph.D.

Judith R. Malamud, Ph.D.


Psychology, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"One of the things I like best about doing therapy is the experience of engaging in a shared venture in which two minds join to create a safe and larger "sp..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Judith R. Malamud, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00843

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Donna Klassen, LCSW

Donna Klassen, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse or rape? Are you overwhelmed by all of your emotions and the intrusive memories? Have you tried to "put ..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Donna Klassen, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17106

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Teresa Solomita

Teresa Solomita

Verified Credentials

Psychoanalysis, Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Do you often feel isolated, lonely? Are you having difficulty finding the right partner? Are you even sure you want a partner? Does anxiety get in the wa..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11231

New York, NY 10016

Teresa Solomita Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18707

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Alexa Baz, LCSW

Alexa Baz, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I practice interpersonal psychodynamic therapy which in simple terms means that I believe the relationship between client and therapist is an essential par..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Alexa Baz, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13535

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Nehemiah I. Ben-Zev

Nehemiah I. Ben-Zev

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Pastoral Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Note: I accept insurance from GHI, ValueOptions, and Medicare. My approach to tackling life's difficult moments is via the interface and interweaving of cl..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11234

Nehemiah I. Ben-Zev Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15748

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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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Sarah Valeri, LCAT, ATR-BC

Sarah Valeri, LCAT, ATR-BC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Our entire self is able to bring strength and insight to our healing through movement, imagery and words. This enables us to connect to all of our insights..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

New York, NY 10025

Sarah Valeri, LCAT, ATR-BC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18160

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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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Lois Abramchik, LCSW

Lois Abramchik, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I want to help you work on parts of yourself that interfere with your happiness and fulfillment in life. I want to join you as a partner and guide as you ..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Lois Abramchik, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18293

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Ramona K Clifton, LCSW-R

Ramona K Clifton, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have a client-centered, strength based approach, drawing from a range of therapy models. I enjoy working with people of many ages and cultural background..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11201

New York, NY 10003

Ramona K Clifton, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11954

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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