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WILLIAM RYAN

WILLIAM RYAN

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

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

"I am passionate about overcoming interpersonal distance and creating emotional connections in therapy. I move couples physically close to each other using..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11217

WILLIAM RYAN Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24911

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Phillip Mirell, MS Ed, LCSW-R

Phillip Mirell, MS Ed, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"One of the most important findings in recent years is the field of psychoneuroimmunology. While this is a long word, the concept is fairly straightforward:..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11230

New York, NY 10001

Phillip Mirell, MS Ed, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20236

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Sarah Zahnstecher, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Sarah Zahnstecher, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"My intention as a licensed Creative Arts Therapist is always to be with you through the pain and joy of what you experience. Sometimes words are not enoug..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Sarah Zahnstecher, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04749

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Anthony Tshering, LCSW

Anthony Tshering, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I am an existential therapist with influences of Buddhism in my practice who believes that at their very core human beings are looking to live meaningful, ..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Anthony Tshering, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24840

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Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW

Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"It is often during our most difficult times that it is the hardest to reach out for help. By starting to look for a therapist, you've already taken a step..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22651

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Liza Mordkovich, LMSW, MA, LCAT

Liza Mordkovich, LMSW, MA, LCAT

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy

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

"I believe a therapist should embody empathy, superb listening skills and teach tools essential for day to day functioning. The outcome of therapy is a peac..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Liza Mordkovich, LMSW, MA, LCAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19274

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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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Scott Bienenfeld, M.D.

Scott Bienenfeld, M.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Rebound Brooklyn Medical Recovery is owned and operated by a medical doctor, Scott Bienenfeld, MD who is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medici..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11249

New York, NY 10024

Scott Bienenfeld, M.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23201

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Laura Roemer, LCSW, MFA

Laura Roemer, LCSW, MFA

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Everyone can benefit from therapy. This important tool can manage stress, boost confidence and yield better relationships. A safe space coupled with a chan..." read more

New York, NY 10014

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Laura Roemer, LCSW, MFA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23663

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Rabbi Reuven Evan Boshnack LMHC

Rabbi Reuven Evan Boshnack LMHC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe strongly in the latent abilities within the person or couple. I feel that my job is a coach to help the client(s) make sense of their lives and a..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11210

Rabbi Reuven Evan Boshnack LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15681

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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