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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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Rachel Moheban-Wachtel,LCSW

Rachel Moheban-Wachtel,LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"For 18 years, I've served the New York City community as a private practice therapist. My knack for humanistic therapy has made me one of the most popular ..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Rachel Moheban-Wachtel,LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20312

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Linda Jame, LCSW

Linda Jame, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Contemplative psychotherapy invites you to slow down, to feel into moment-to-moment sensations and thoughts, and to examine what is the truth of experience..." read more

Katonah, NY 10536

New York, NY 10023

Linda Jame, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03540

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Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Safety and trust are the cornerstones of psychotherapy. Helping people to live richer, fuller and more satisfying lives can occur when you feel safe, n..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14056

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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

"Embarking on a new journey in therapy can be frightening, but therapy is also highly rewarding. If you feel depressed or anxious, if you struggle in your r..." read more

New York, NY 10011

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

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Shawn Ewbank, Psy.D.

Shawn Ewbank, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

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

"I provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, children and adolescents with Tic Disorders, Tourette Syndrome (TS), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Shawn Ewbank, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07108

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Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R

Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe that is vitally important to have a safe place to share your concerns, feelings and address issues that are impacting your life; to work with an ..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19160

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Katherine Lee, LCSW

Katherine Lee, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Welcome! Experiencing life changes and transitions common in adulthood may lead to feelings of isolation, fear, and anxiety. My goal is to help you to navi..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Katherine Lee, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21997

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Wendy J. Sobelman L-CSW, BC-DMT

Wendy J. Sobelman L-CSW, BC-DMT

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Each person wants to be seen and appreciated as they are. Only by discovering one's true self can you find the creativity to solve the problems that get in..." read more

New York, NY 10069

New York, NY 10024

Wendy J. Sobelman L-CSW, BC-DMT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04392

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Monique Lang LCSW

Monique Lang LCSW


Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"From a heartfelt place, I mirror back each person's beauty and potential. With intention, attention, skill and humor, I facilitate the process that allow..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Monique Lang LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03889

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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