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Samuel Kendakur, MHC-LP, MA

Samuel Kendakur, MHC-LP, MA

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach to therapy involves creating a safe space where clients can bring in all aspects of their lives and experience and we can collaborate together ..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Samuel Kendakur, MHC-LP, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20162

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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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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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Steven de Marco, LCSW-R

Steven de Marco, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Coaching

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

"I have significant experience helping people struggling with different mental health issues improve their daily functioning. Over the past several years, ..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Steven de Marco, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04119

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Linda Kocieniewski, LCSW

Linda Kocieniewski, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Clinical Social Work

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

"I believe in providing strong and positive support to help people to heal and grow. I believe that it is the client who does the healing, and that I am a s..." read more

New York, NY 10017

Linda Kocieniewski, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12678

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Joan Goldsmith, LCSW

Joan Goldsmith, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience working with people with diverse issues. The similarity is that people e..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Joan Goldsmith, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21325

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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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Ruschelle Smiroldo-Khanna, LCSW

Ruschelle Smiroldo-Khanna, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Are you looking to reduce your dependence on or stop anti anxiety medications? Are you seeking improvement in your life through reduced anxiety and improve..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Ruschelle Smiroldo-Khanna, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18876

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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

Sherry Jerimie, MSW, MS, LCSW-R

Sherry Jerimie, MSW, MS, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling

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

"In over fifteen years of practice I've always made every effort to have a comfortable space to work with clients. Initially for my comfort, I later came t..." read more

New York, NY 10012

Sherry Jerimie, MSW, MS, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06872

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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