Find a Therapist in New York, NY

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Sheldon Weiss, LCSW

Sheldon Weiss, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My philosophy and approach to helping people is based on understanding them as deeply as I can based on my experiences in listening, thinking and reflectin..." read more

New York, NY 10025

Teaneck, NJ 07666

Sheldon Weiss, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18456

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Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Maya Benattar, MA, MT-BC, LCAT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"You may find that sometimes it is difficult to put into words your emotions or thoughts, or that words may not encompass all. My specialty as a music psych..." read more

New York, NY 10018

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

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Judith C Lobel, PHD

Judith C Lobel, PHD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

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

"I view therapy as an active collaboration between therapist and patient. I believe that therapy can help people feel more confident that the balance of goo..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Judith C Lobel, PHD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13165

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Lois Rice, LCSW

Lois Rice, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My goal is to help a client gain insight regarding current issues and to empower her/him to consider possible change/progress...." read more

New York, NY 10023

Lois Rice, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19865

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Gene Gardino, LCSW

Gene Gardino, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a relational, interactive therapist. I believe that no one can be treated within a vacuum and must be treated within the context of their life and rel..." read more

New York, NY 10022

Gene Gardino, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11935

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Anne Cutler, Licensed Psychoanalyst

Anne Cutler, Licensed Psychoanalyst

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Anne Cutler has been in private practice as a psychoanalyst for 15 years in Manhattan, NY. In her practice, she works with individuals, couples, and groups..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Anne Cutler, Licensed Psychoanalyst Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02231

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Brian Daniel Norton, M.Ed., LPC, LMHC

Brian Daniel Norton, M.Ed., LPC, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Intensive psychodynamic therapy for adult gay men. Relationships, addiction, navigating gay culture, depression, anxiety. The challenges facing the moder..." read more

New York, NY 10001

Brian Daniel Norton, M.Ed., LPC, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02646

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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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James C. Egede, Sr., PhD

James C. Egede, Sr., PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"The fact that you are reading this now - and hopefully - planning to contact me later, makes it tempting to assume that you are searching for an effective..." read more

New York, NY 10019

James C. Egede, Sr., PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11445

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SCOTT W. STERN, EMPOWERING PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CORPORATE SERVICES

SCOTT W. STERN, EMPOWERING PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CORPORATE SERVICES

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I integrate empowerment techniques into psychotherapy and addictions treatment. My approach is innovative and results-driven. Clients are treated with r..." read more

New York, NY 10016

SCOTT W. STERN, EMPOWERING PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CORPORATE SERVICES Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12438

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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