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Laura Gould, LCSW

Laura Gould, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Each person's broad web of relationships and external circumstances impacts their view of the world and ability to cope within it. With over 15 years exper..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Laura Gould, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07298

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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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Kathleen Brown McNally, LCSW

Kathleen Brown McNally, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"No matter the reason you are seeking therapy right now, it's important that you find someone you feel comfortable with. Good therapy is a collaboration be..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Kathleen Brown McNally, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22106

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Ivy Teresa Frenkel, LCSW

Ivy Teresa Frenkel, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I am primarily a couples therapist who has been in private practice for 25 years. The way we talk to ourselves--our inner dialogue--affects how we communic..." read more

New York, NY 10019

Ivy Teresa Frenkel, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21233

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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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Rona D. Okin LCSW

Rona D. Okin LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I consider myself an interactive, solution-focused psychotherapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help people eff..." read more

New York, NY 10075

Rona D. Okin LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20487

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Janet Pearlman, LCSW-R

Janet Pearlman, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Therapy is a process in which you learn how to improve your life. Life changing therapy can only take place in an environment where you are truly able to t..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Janet Pearlman, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22270

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Jennifer Breslow, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC

Jennifer Breslow, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Sometimes our experiences transcend words. As an art therapist, I offer an alternative way for you to gain insight and awareness, build coping skills, and ..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Jennifer Breslow, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20725

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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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Rachel Youree, LCSW

Rachel Youree, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"You might be nervous, not knowing where to start when you walk into my office for the first time. Or, you might be bursting at the seams, relieved to fina..." read more

New York, NY 10012

Rachel Youree, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10148

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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