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Kathryn Grooms, LCSW-R

Kathryn Grooms, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My skilled guidance can support and empower you to move through the exciting and often challenging process of change. I am passionate and feel honored to h..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Kathryn Grooms, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19704

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Rona D. Okin LCSW

Rona D. Okin LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I consider myself an interactive, solution-focused psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help people eff..." read more

New York, NY 10075

Rona D. Okin LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20487

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Juan Eric Arévalo, MA, LMHC, NCC

Juan Eric Arévalo, MA, LMHC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My practice focuses on creating a therapeutic relationship built on understanding, empathy, trust and compassion. I utilize a strength-based approach in my..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Juan Eric Arévalo, MA, LMHC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17856

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James Bonney

James Bonney

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I meet people where they are and listen for clues to find out where they want to go. The discoveries I have made have helped me give them ways of achieving..." read more

New York, NY 10010

James Bonney Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19689

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Claudia Arlo, LCSW-R, CGP, CASAC

Claudia Arlo, LCSW-R, CGP, CASAC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

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New York, NY 10019

Claudia Arlo, LCSW-R, CGP, CASAC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00335

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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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Jasmin Terrany, LMHC

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Do you appear to have it all, yet still feel unsatisfied on some level? I am here to help you access your ultimate potential in any of the following ways....." read more

Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

New York, NY 10022

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11527

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Rachel Youree, LCSW

Rachel Youree, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"You might be nervous, not knowing where to start when you walk into my office for the first time. Or, you might be bursting at the seams, relieved to fina..." read more

New York, NY 10012

Rachel Youree, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10148

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Sara B. Waters LMHC CASAC

Sara B. Waters LMHC CASAC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Life in NYC is hectic and stressful, and your therapy session is a time for you to slow down and focus on what matters most. As an interactive, warm, and ..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Sara B. Waters LMHC CASAC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20150

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Carlos Almeida, MD

Carlos Almeida, MD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatry

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

"My approach is a non-judgmental and neutral one that focuses on helping patients better understand their internal conflicts which impede them from fully en..." read more

New York, NY 10024

Carlos Almeida, MD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11583

   

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