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James Bonney

James Bonney

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I meet people where they are and listen for clues to find out where they want to go. The discoveries I have made have helped me give them ways of achieving..." read more

New York, NY 10010

James Bonney Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19689

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Eve Picower, LCSW

Eve Picower, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Do you feel hurt or frustrated in your relationships? Or do you feel alone and that it is difficult to connect? Do you feel stuck in the past? Or have you ..." read more

New York, NY 10024

Eve Picower, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07367

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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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Charlotte Howorth LCSW

Charlotte Howorth LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe that deep inside of all of us are the answers to our own dilemmas, questions, and growth. My job is to facilitate this process of discovery whic..." read more

Brooklyn, NY 11231

New York, NY 10018

Charlotte Howorth LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00267

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Lance Levitt

Lance Levitt

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Over the years it has become apparent that the special connection between a person and a therapist is at the heart of a successful outcome of the patient's..." read more

New York, NY 10014

Lance Levitt Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14633

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Daniel Weiss, LCSW-R

Daniel Weiss, LCSW-R

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I want to join you in your struggle, and use my own challenges in life to help me connect to you emotionally. Together we will have a dialogue that you are..." read more

New York, NY 10023

New York, NY 10011

Daniel Weiss, LCSW-R Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13071

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Nina Chaifetz, LCSW, CHHC

Nina Chaifetz, LCSW, CHHC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Both my professional and personal experience have taught me that all challenges can be opportunities for growth and empowerment and I work with my clients ..." read more

White Plains, NY 10604

New York, NY 10036

Nina Chaifetz, LCSW, CHHC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16855

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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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Dr. Olga Poznansky

Dr. Olga Poznansky

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My treatment approach emphasizes the importance of human relationships both in creating and in resolving problems. I view psychological symptoms as attempt..." read more

New York, NY 10003

Dr. Olga Poznansky Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18347

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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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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