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Rob M. Fierstein, LCSW-R

Rob M. Fierstein, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I specialize in working with aspiring and professional writers, artists, performance artists, and (theatre) actors. I work on a sliding-scale basis and inc..." read more

New York City, NY 10010

Rob M. Fierstein, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22316

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Eric Leventhal, LCSW

Eric Leventhal, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I bring to my practice a true desire to help people, an empathic style, and a multitude of life experiences. I am a licensed clinical social worker and ps..." read more

New York City, NY 10024

New York City, NY 10024

Eric Leventhal, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25321

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Benjamin G. Seaman, LCSW

Benjamin G. Seaman, LCSW


Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Psychotherapy is about providing people with a real relationship in which one can complete developmental struggles, unearth buried strengths, revisit wound..." read more

New York City, NY 10001

Benjamin G. Seaman, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03548

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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

"Do you feel like something is blocking you from having the kind of life you want? No matter what you do are you feeling stuck in the same self defeating pa..." read more

New York City, NY 10003

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

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Doreen D Corrado, LCSW-R

Doreen D Corrado, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I bring to the therapeutic relationship empathy, insight and compassion. Theory and science are only branches of my treatment approach, the person(s) and t..." read more

Ossining, NY 10562

New York City, NY 10003

Doreen D Corrado, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14907

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Marc A. Tallent, PhD

Marc A. Tallent, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you seeking better relationships, greater career success, or relief from emotional distress? I will work with you to overcome the obstacles to living ..." read more

New York City, NY 10003

New York City, NY 10011

Marc A. Tallent, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05484

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Nancy Auster, LCSW

Nancy Auster, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Our life issues are opportunities for growth. In my 30+ years as a therapist I've seen my clients become more more hopeful resilient and more satisfied wit..." read more

New York City, NY 10016

Nancy Auster, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19304

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Susan Elizabeth Ulinski, LCSW

Susan Elizabeth Ulinski, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My objective as a psychotherapist is to provide safe, comfortable and judgment-free environment for clients to work through issues. In addition, I provide ..." read more

New York City, NY 10001

Susan Elizabeth Ulinski, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17355

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Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I'm a psychologist, healer and health activist by nature who is blessed to love my work and who I am. My research & life stories are in my books. See my we..." read more

New York City, NY 10003

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00622

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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 City, 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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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