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Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Safety and trust are the cornerstones of psychotherapy. Helping people to live richer, fuller and more satisfying lives can occur when you feel safe, n..." read more

New York, NY 10023

Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14056

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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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Jasmin Terrany, LMHC

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Do you appear to have it all, yet still feel unsatisfied on some level? I am here to help you access your ultimate potential in any of the following ways....." read more

Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

New York, NY 10022

Jasmin Terrany, LMHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11527

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Elizabeth Singer, MFA, LP

Elizabeth Singer, MFA, LP

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I excel at working to understand and heal anger and rage. I follow the work of Sue Parker Hall in that I believe these difficult emotions have a story to t..." read more

New York, NY 10011

Elizabeth Singer, MFA, LP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12470

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Rebecca Harrington, LCSW

Rebecca Harrington, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"The goal of my psychotherapy practice is to help clients create positive changes in their lives by empowering them to better understand themselves and deve..." read more

New York, NY 10010

Rebecca Harrington, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17578

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Jessica Rios, LCSW

Jessica Rios, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I serve clients ranging from adolescents to the elderly of various economic and cultural backgrounds. I offer individual, family and couples psychotherapy...." read more

New York, NY 10001

Jessica Rios, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18475

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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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Molly Carmel, LCSW

Molly Carmel, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"The Beacon is dedicated to providing our clients with effective solutions for long term weight control using a behavioral and evidence-based approach. We p..." read more

New York, NY 10017

Molly Carmel, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18311

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Cheryl Ching, LCSW

Cheryl Ching, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"There are times in our lives when we may feel stuck, alone, or need support. In my work as a therapist, I see therapy as a way to gain clarity during a con..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11242

New York, NY 10010

Cheryl Ching, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22669

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Bill McManus

Bill McManus

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Troubled relationships, whether personal or professional and whether they come in the form of divorces or breakups, often cause people to seek therapy. Per..." read more

New York, NY 10010

New York, NY 10001

Bill McManus Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22841

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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