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Michael Fraser, PhD

Michael Fraser, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I am currently taking new patients who are experiencing problems with work, school and/or relationships that are due to obsessive and problematic usage of ..." read more

New York, NY 10128

Michael Fraser, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08141

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Justena Kavanagh, LCSW

Justena Kavanagh, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Therapy can help you improve your life by offering insight into how the past has affected your present, including your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I ..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Justena Kavanagh, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00907

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Peter C Walter, D.Min., PD., MS.Ed., M.A., LMHC

Peter C Walter, D.Min., PD., MS.Ed., M.A., LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have been described as warm, humorous, thoughtful, sensitive, and easy to talk to. I am committed to identify, encourage, and value my client's strengths..." read more

New York, NY 10016

Peter C Walter, D.Min., PD., MS.Ed., M.A., LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22719

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Hilary Jacobs Hendel,LCSW

Hilary Jacobs Hendel,LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach is to integrate and apply all the training, education and life experience I have had and to work collaboratively with my patients. Establishing..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Hilary Jacobs Hendel,LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00696

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Robin Friedman, LCSW.

Robin Friedman, LCSW.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My professional work is founded on the belief that all people, regardless of age or circumstance, have the capacity to learn and grow and to enhance their ..." read more

Harrison, NY 10528

New York, NY 10010

Robin Friedman, LCSW. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12804

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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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Anabel Perez-Gonzalez, LCSW

Anabel Perez-Gonzalez, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I follow the Buddhist philosophy that we are all little Buddhas. While suffering is universal, we all have within ourselves the answers we seek and the pot..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Anabel Perez-Gonzalez, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19203

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Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Michael Picucci, PhD, MAC, SEP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: 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, NY 10003

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

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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, NY 10016

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

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Christiane Manzella PhD, FT

Christiane Manzella PhD, FT

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I help you work through the challenges of grief, anxiety, and depression. What is the next right step? We work toward finding the steps you can take to a ..." read more

New York, NY 10128

Christiane Manzella PhD, FT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18627

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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