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Dr.Sharon Friedman, PhD, MFT

Dr.Sharon Friedman, PhD, MFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I understand that getting help when you need it is very important but can be a difficult first step. I am a highly qualified, experienced and certified psy..." read more

Santa Monica, CA 90402

New York, NY 10011

Dr.Sharon Friedman, PhD, MFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08990

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Mara Fisher, LCSW, MCC

Mara Fisher, LCSW, MCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My mission is to bring positive thinking and peace to the world one person at a time. I specialize in helping you to have healthy relationships and comm..." read more

Miami, FL 33138

New York, NY 10028

Mara Fisher, LCSW, MCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09757

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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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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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Rhona Engels LCSW, ACSW

Rhona Engels LCSW, ACSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"In my thirty years of practice, I have developed particular expertise in helping people change patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving that prevent them..." read more

New York, NY 10009

Rhona Engels LCSW, ACSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14498

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Gracie Landes, Licensed Marriage and Family  Therapist, Cerified Sex Therapist

Gracie Landes, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Cerified Sex Therapist

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Relationships are my business. Helping people change is my passion. I am trained to work with sexual issues in individuals and couples and relationship iss..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Gracie Landes, Licensed Marriage and Family  Therapist, Cerified Sex Therapist Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00651

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Josephine Ferraro, LCSW

Josephine Ferraro, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I provide a safe and empathic treatment environment for clients. Treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual client and in collaboration with the..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Josephine Ferraro, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14922

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Beth Bloom, Psy.D., L.M.H.C.

Beth Bloom, Psy.D., L.M.H.C.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"As an insight-oriented therapist, I approach therapy with the general goal of helping you better understand yourself and what matters to you. Driven first ..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Beth Bloom, Psy.D., L.M.H.C. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15916

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Suzanne Bien Bonet, MPS, LCAT, LP

Suzanne Bien Bonet, MPS, LCAT, LP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Do you feel blocked, stuck, unfulfilled by your relationships or work? I can help by providing you with a safe space to explore the issues that may be hol..." read more

New York, NY 10024

Suzanne Bien Bonet, MPS, LCAT, LP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06539

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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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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