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Cecilia Land, LCSW

Cecilia Land, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My approach to therapy is eclectic and is derived from multiple theories, educational and life experiences. In a working theraputic relationship, we can w..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Cecilia Land, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07163

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Alidra Solday, LCSW

Alidra Solday, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe we learn best through our direct experience in the present moment, especially when we feel secure in a caring empathic compassionate relationship..." read more

New York, NY 10019

New York, NY 10019

Alidra Solday, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10758

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Moushumi Ghose, MFT

Moushumi Ghose, MFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I specialize in sex and relationships, and work towards bridging the gap between body and mind, and have been doing so for over a decade. My work is colla..." read more

New York, NY 10005

West Hollywood, CA 90046

Moushumi Ghose, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00734

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Aaron Agne, LCSW, CPCC

Aaron Agne, LCSW, CPCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a Therapist and Professional Life Coach. I work with individuals, couples, and groups, supporting their efforts to find greater happiness and fulfillm..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Aaron Agne, LCSW, CPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13205

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Darcy Mentovai, LCSW

Darcy Mentovai, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"At Talk To Darcy Psychotherapy (Darcy LCSW, PLLC), my approach towards helping my clients is rooted in connecting at a core human level. I believe that est..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Darcy Mentovai, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24056

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Michael Fraser, PhD

Michael Fraser, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I am currently taking new patients who are experiencing problems with work, school and/or relationships that are due to obsessive and problematic usage of ..." read more

New York, NY 10128

Michael Fraser, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08141

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Nancy Auster, LCSW

Nancy Auster, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Our life issues are opportunities for growth. In my 30+ years as a therapist I've seen my clients become more more hopeful resilient and more satisfied wit..." read more

New York, NY 10016

Nancy Auster, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19304

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Sheldon Weiss, LCSW

Sheldon Weiss, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My philosophy and approach to helping people is based on understanding them as deeply as I can based on my experiences in listening, thinking and reflectin..." read more

New York, NY 10025

Teaneck, NJ 07666

Sheldon Weiss, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18456

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Rachel McDavid, LMFT

Rachel McDavid, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy

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

"I incorporates Nonviolent Communication, empathy and somatic work to my training in family systems and solution-focused therapies. With an emphasis on bein..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Rachel McDavid, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11931

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Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I'm a psychologist, healer and health activist by nature who is blessed to love my work and who I am. My research & life stories are in my books. See my we..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00622

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The Big Apple, known as a hub for culture, business, and the arts, is steeped in history and is home to people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The diverse population is made up of individuals from all social classes and all levels of mental health. With over 8 million residents1, New York City strives to meet the behavioral health needs of all of its citizens by constantly monitoring and improving its services every day.

 

Mental Health Statistics
Recent statistics from the New York City Department of Mental Health found that 6% of all children in the city had one mental health issue, with 26,000 receiving diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and 15,000 being diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder or oppositional defiance disorder in 2009. In that same year, 67% of those children between the ages of 6 and 12 with mental health diagnoses were receiving care2.

 

The top two mental health issues facing adults in the city are substance abuse and depression. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), 16% of all adults and 14% of teens have alcohol misuse problems. Opioid and drug use is another highly treated condition among New Yorkers, with estimated prevalence ranging from 4.5% in adults to 7.5% in teens and young adults3. Nearly 8% of all NYC adults experience depression, although only one third of those with depression seek treatment, despite the best efforts of the city to educate and inform citizens about the symptoms and dangers of depression4.

 

Mental Health Programs
In recent years, the city has made great strides in mental health care. The introduction of Kendra’s Law in 19995 set the stage for monumental changes in services and protection in mental health. After a man with serious mental illness pushed Kendra Webdale in front of a subway train, the city recognized the urgent need for assisted outpatient treatment (AOT). Kendra’s Law requires that any NYC citizen with a history of violence and hospitalizations related to mental illness be monitored and overseen so that their psychological health needs can be met and serviced.

 

Additionally, the DOHMH has devised a new plan for the creation of Regional Centers of Excellence (RCE) throughout the state, with seven facilities earmarked for New York City6 and the surrounding boroughs. The RCEs will serve as networks for community-based education, prioritization, and planning, as well as staff recruitment and training and will strengthen social services at a community level.

 

Disaster Relief and Special Needs Services
New York City has been the home of several national and natural disasters in recent decades. To address the ongoing mental health needs of victims and survivors of these disasters, including the World Trade Center Disaster of 9/11, Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Irene, and Superstorm Sandy, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the DOHMH have implemented the New York Rising Communities Program7 for storm disaster relief, and government agencies continue to secure funding for ongoing mental health care needs resulting from the World Trade Center Disaster.

 

Crime has decreased drastically in the city in recent years, due in part to the tireless efforts of mental and social service organizations. Not only does NYC continue to grow and improve its mental health infrastructure each year, it never loses sight of those most in need, the homeless. The city offers a range of services and programs designed to offer educational training, shelter, food, and mental healthcare to the homeless population in order to increase overall quality of life for all citizens of the city.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2012). State & County Quick Facts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/36/3651000.html

2 Wunsch-Hitzig, R., Berger, S., White, K., and Lundy de la Cruz, N. (2013). Mental health conditions among children aged six to 12 in NYC. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/epi/databrief25.pdf

3 Aungst, S., et al. (2008). New York City Chemical Dependency Local Plan FY2008. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Retrieved from http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/basas/basas-localgovtplan-2008.pdf

4 Petit, 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

5 New York State Office of Mental Health. (2013). Assisted outpatient treatment reports. Retrieved from http://bi.omh.ny.gov/aot/about

6 New York State Office of Mental Health. (2013). OMH regional centers of excellence. Retrieved from http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/excellence/rce/rceplan.pdf

7 Cuomo, A.M. (2013, July 15). Governor Cuomo to host New York rising storm recovery conference. Retrieved from http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/071513-recovery-conference