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Phyllis Y Sachs-Yasgur, LCSW-R

Phyllis Y Sachs-Yasgur, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My approach to helping children and families is strength-based. The goal of treatment is facilitate emotional healing while helping children and families ..." read more

Teaneck, NJ 07666

New York, NY 10025

Phyllis Y Sachs-Yasgur, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12473

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Dan Bloom, LCSW, JD

Dan Bloom, LCSW, JD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am a contemporary gestalt therapist. This means my approach focuses on the current concerns of my patients as they are experienced in their daily lives ..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Dan Bloom, LCSW, JD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15211

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Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Do you find yourself struggling to put into words what is bothering you? Is your life not as you imagined it would be right now? Are you struggling with an..." read more

New York, NY 10018

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19694

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Teresa Solomita

Teresa Solomita

Verified Credentials

Psychoanalysis, Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Do you often feel isolated, lonely? Are you having difficulty finding the right partner? Are you even sure you want a partner? Does anxiety get in the wa..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11231

New York, NY 10016

Teresa Solomita Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18707

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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

John Gerson

John Gerson

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"Is your relationship with your partner, spouse, significant other hurting you in some way? If you're locked in an unhealthy downward spiral, visit my websi..." read more

Katonah, NY 10536

New York, NY 10019

John Gerson Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00496

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Karen Mruk, LCSW

Karen Mruk, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe the key to any successful therapy is a genuine connection between patient and therapist. I have an active and dynamic style that reflects my uniq..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Karen Mruk, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00924

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Jarron R. Magallanes, LCSW, ACSW

Jarron R. Magallanes, LCSW, ACSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My name is Jarron Magallanes and I work as a psychotherapist based in New York City. Whatever place you are at in your own life, I would like to work toget..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Jarron R. Magallanes, LCSW, ACSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16906

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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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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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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