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Patrick Meade PhD

Patrick Meade PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Empathic, practical, and results-driven psychologist specializing in anxiety and trauma issues for individuals, and attachment for individuals and couples...." read more

New York, NY 10001

Patrick Meade PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21706

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Katie Down, MT-BC, LCATII

Katie Down, MT-BC, LCATII

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Other, Mental Health Counseling

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

"During our sessions together, we work towards a relationship based on trust, honesty, and empathy. My goal is to create a safe space through a somatic lens..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Katie Down, MT-BC, LCATII Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13621

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A. Meigs Ross, M.Div, LCSW

A. Meigs Ross, M.Div, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

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

"I am a compassionate and engaged therapist who works with the whole person, couple or family to assist them in developing emotional intelligence and self-c..." read more

New York, NY 10010

A. Meigs Ross, M.Div, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17834

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Vanessa Grimm, LCSW

Vanessa Grimm, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Life moves quickly, and therapy can help you to slow down and reflect on your experience in ways that open up new possibilities. In this process, sometime..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Vanessa Grimm, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11925

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Gladys Agostini-Morrar, LCSW

Gladys Agostini-Morrar, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I practice an eclectic approach to therapy which is tailored specifically to each client including Cognitive, Life Coaching, and Psychodynamic. I utuilize ..." read more

New York, NY 10007

Gladys Agostini-Morrar, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23217

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Erika Hellwig, LMHC

Erika Hellwig, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I understand how to help my clients make changes. I've assisted my clients in moving forward after they've felt stuck for an extender period. I draw upon s..." read more

New York, NY 10006

Erika Hellwig, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22632

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Alpana Choudhury, MA, LMHC

Alpana Choudhury, MA, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Everyone can benefit from therapy. Whether you are lacking confidence, feel stuck in an unhealthy pattern, have undergone a major life event, are concerned..." read more

New York, NY 10003

New York, NY 10010

Alpana Choudhury, MA, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19495

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Vanessa Lopez, LCSW-R

Vanessa Lopez, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychoanalysis

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you feeling sad, overwhelmed, or anxious? Are you having difficulties in your relationships, or perhaps with work? If you are reading this, it probably..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Vanessa Lopez, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20006

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Jennifer Wrubel, M.Ed., LCSW R

Jennifer Wrubel, M.Ed., LCSW R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Other, Other

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Hello, welcome and congratulations for taking a step toward a happier more fulfilling life. I feel very lucky that I have a career where I get to help peop..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Jennifer Wrubel, M.Ed., LCSW R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22934

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Susie Lang

Susie Lang

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I strongly believe in, have a deep respect for, and trust in a person's capacity for personal growth, development and empowerment. The key to the proces..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Susie Lang Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08940

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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