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Susie Lang

Susie Lang

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I strongly believe in, have a deep respect for, and trust in a person's capacity for personal growth, development and empowerment. The key to the proces..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Susie Lang Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08940

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Liz Morrison, LCSW

Liz Morrison, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"I will help you to achieve your goals by providing you, your child, or your family with the highest quality mental health service. My approach to helping y..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Liz Morrison, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19721

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Jason Wheeler, PhD

Jason Wheeler, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"A significant part of my practice is helping men with the transitions and obstacles of mid-life, including: becoming a father, using reproductive technolog..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Jason Wheeler, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18544

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Simon Shagrin, PhD

Simon Shagrin, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Therapy can help when you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or facing difficult changes. During these times, people often feel blocked from feeling satisfacti..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Simon Shagrin, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13598

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Zelik S. Mintz, LCSW, LP

Zelik S. Mintz, LCSW, LP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Psychotherapy lays the emotional groundwork that leads to a more happy and satisfying life. Many people think of psychotherapy, especially some ..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Zelik S. Mintz, LCSW, LP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10256

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Adam Lukeman, LMSW

Adam Lukeman, LMSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I help individuals and couples learn new ways to solve their problems, and overcome their most troublesome issues. My clients see noticeable improvements a..." read more

New York, NY 10028

Adam Lukeman, LMSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18661

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Clara Angel, LMHC

Clara Angel, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I provide holistic psychotherapy drawing from an array of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), yoga, eye movement and reprocessing the..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Clara Angel, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10441

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Alex Stadler, LCSW-R

Alex Stadler, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"You know something needs to change, but you're not sure how to begin. You want someone to talk with, without worrying about others' reactions or judgments...." read more

New York, NY 10011

Alex Stadler, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10191

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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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Jim Andralis, LCAT

Jim Andralis, LCAT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Each person begins psychotherapy for different reasons. My approach begins with making sure clients and I are working toward the same goals. I am a ce..." read more

New York, NY 10016

Jim Andralis, LCAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04874

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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