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Goksin Ozkarahan, M.D., NASM-CPT, FNS

Goksin Ozkarahan, M.D., NASM-CPT, FNS

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"As a physician who strongly believes in the mind-body connection, I am a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with additional qualifications as a Certified Persona..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Goksin Ozkarahan, M.D., NASM-CPT, FNS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23837

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Justena Kavanagh, LCSW

Justena Kavanagh, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Therapy can help you improve your life by offering insight into how the past has affected your present, including your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I ..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Justena Kavanagh, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00907

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Gerald L Bray, LCSW-R, BCD-P

Gerald L Bray, LCSW-R, BCD-P

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Person focused exploration of presenting problems with emphasis on short-term resolution..." read more

New York, NY 10128

Gerald L Bray, LCSW-R, BCD-P Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10822

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Linda Charnes LMFT

Linda Charnes LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My mission is to use my experience, training and expertise to help you improve your life. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and I have over 20 ..." read more

New York, NY 10128

New York, NY 10016

Linda Charnes LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06746

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A. Meigs Ross, M.Div, LCSW

A. Meigs Ross, M.Div, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

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

"I am a compassionate and engaged therapist who works with the whole person, couple or family to assist them in developing emotional intelligence and self-c..." read more

New York, NY 10010

A. Meigs Ross, M.Div, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17834

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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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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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Dr. Olga Poznansky

Dr. Olga Poznansky

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My treatment approach emphasizes the importance of human relationships both in creating and in resolving problems. I view psychological symptoms as attempt..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Dr. Olga Poznansky Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18347

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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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Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Creative Arts Therapy, Psychotherapy

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

"Do you find listening to or playing music healing? Are you interested in getting in touch with your creative side in a therapy setting? Music has a way of ..." read more

New York, NY 10016

Allison Reynolds Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24025

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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