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Counseling- NY

NYFA Counseling Services
First Floor 17 Battery Place
Mon-Friday 9-5:30

Crisis Resources:
NYC Well: 1888-NYC-WELL (888)-692-9355 press 2 TEXT: “well” to 65173
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TEXT: “Start” to 741-741

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and don’t feel you can keep yourself safe, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room


Mental Health Resources in New York

NYC Emergency Rooms
Suicide Prevention Resources
Quick Guide to Health Insurance
Counseling Resources in Manhattan
Counseling Resources in the Bronx & Harlem
 Asian-Speaking Therapy Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Eating Disorders Resources
Seeking Help

NYC Emergency Rooms with Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs:

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
16th street @ 1st avenue New York, NY
(10 Nathan D. Perlman Pl. 10003)

Bellevue Hospital
462 1st Avenue @ 30th street
New York, NY

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Emergency Department
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
Lenox Hill Hospital
111 East 77th street NY NY 10075

Psychiatric Emergency Rooms
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, 113th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
(212) 523-5849

Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt)
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 523-4000
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Suicide Prevention Resources

The JED Foundation
Self-assessments, more resources, and information on College mental health

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Trevor Foundation
Support for LGBTQ youth via text, online chat, crisis hotline 1-866-488-7386 for crisis support
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Quick Guide to Health Insurance

To find out about what they will pay for:
  1. Call the number on the back of your card and ask: "Does my plan cover_______ (Ex. Mental health counseling, psychiatry, nutritionist, primary care doctors)?
  2. Ask your insurance: "What is my co-pay?"
    • CO-PAY = what you owe when you visit any doctor, therapist. These are also called "Providers"
  3. Ask your insurance: "what is my deductible?"
    • DEDUCTIBLE = how much money you pay yourself before insurance will kick in (not everyone has a deductible, but you should ask.)

    Once you have these questions answered, you should go to your insurance website to search "providers." You may have to create an account to search, have your insurance card handy!
  4. On your insurance website, you can search by "provider type."
    • If you are looking for a therapist (someone to talk to) or psychiatrist (someone to prescribe you medication for mental health) search for "Behavioral Health" in the school’s zip code: 10004 or your own.
    • Once you find some providers who accept your insurance, you will call them directly with a few questions:
      • "Do you accept my insurance plan? I found you on my insurance website, please double check for me."
      • "Are you accepting new patients?"
    • If they say yes, you will set up a time to meet them.

- Insurance phone calls and doctors appointments are often long
- If you talk to someone and they don’t know the answer, ask them if they know someone who does!
- Bring your insurance card every time you go to the doctor
- If you’re nervous or unsure, ask someone for help, or bring a friend
- Leave plenty of time for your appointment, sometimes doctors run late
- Bring a list of questions with you and write down their answers
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Counseling Resources in Manhattan

Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy (KIP)
150 Broadway, Suite 1708, NY, NY 10004
Also have offices on Upper West Side
Sliding scale $40-$100
Services provided: individual and couples therapy, LGBT focus and CBT focus options

McShane Center for Psychological Services
156 Williams Street 5th floor NY, NY 10038
Sliding Scale based on income, $50 intake fee
Services Provided: individual psychotherapy, group therapy, Psychological Assessments for Learning Disabilities, ADHD

Fifth Avenue Counseling Center
5 East 17th Street (between Bway and 5th) 2nd floor
Most insurance accepted
Without insurance, sliding scale fee of $70-$130 depending on income
Services provided: Individual psychotherapy and psychiatry

Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice, Institute for Family Health
212-206-5200 X 4
16 East 16th street NY, NY
Most insurance accepted (Not Oscar or Marketplace, no internat’l insurance)
Meet with caseworker to discuss sliding scale and insurance enrollment. Payment is on a case by case basis and you must meet with caseworker to discuss
Services provided: individual psychotherapy, psychiatry, personal health, women’s health

Blanton Peale Institute and Counseling Center
212-725-7850 X119
7 West 30th Street 9th floor
Most insurance accepted- Accepts ISO insurance
Without Insurance $75 intake fee, $55 for individual therapy, $90 for psych eval, $35 for medications management visits
Services provided: Individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, group therapy, trauma therapy

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
1841 Broadway at 60th street
Emblem, Emblem HIP, HIP Medicaid, Oscar, Health First insurance accepted, Sliding scale fee for no insurance
Services Provided: Individual psychotherapy, trauma counseling, eating disorders Psychiatry referrals as-needed (not provided on-site)

Training Institute for Mental Health
115 West 27th street NY, NY 10001
Aetna accepted, sliding scale fee based on individual income and expenses
Services provided: Individual psychotherapy and LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy

The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training
17 east 28th street, Suite 408 NY, NY 10016
$35 intake fee, provided referral to private Gestalt therapist or are seen by Gestalt trainees for a fee of at least $25 per session. (Trainee schedules fill rapidly and there is often a waitlist)
Services provided: holistic, experiential psychoanalysis

Callen Lorde Community Mental Health Center
230 West 17th street, NY NY 10011
call to find out what insurance is accepted. Sliding scale fee for uninsured
Services provided: mental health counseling, transgender education & counseling, substance use referral, psychiatric services, support groups

Adolescent Health Center
312-320 East 94th Street NY, NY 10128
Services provided: free & confidential mental health counseling, primary care, sexual & reproductive services, wellness/health education, dental/optical services for 10-24 years old
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Counseling Resources in the Bronx & Harlem

Walton Center for Counseling, Institute for Family Health
1894 Walton Avenue Bronx, NY 10453
Most insurance accepted (Not Oscar or Marketplace, no internat’l insurance), Sliding scale payment available. Same or next day apts. Must call in AM to schedule.
Services provided: individual therapy

Center for Counseling at Frisby Avenue, Institute for Family Health
2590 Frisby Avenue, first floor Bronx, NY 10461
Most insurance accepted, (no Cigna) Sliding scale based on income same or next day apts. Must call in AM to schedule.
Services Provided: Individual counseling, Psychiatry

Family Health Center of Harlem, Institute for Family Health
1824 Madison Avenue @ 119th street NY, NY 10035
All major insurance (no neighborhood health), sliding scale fee based on income, same or next day apts. Must call in AM to schedule.
Services provided: individual therapy, groups, psychiatry and medication management

Montifiore Behavioral Health Center
1967 Trumbull Avenue Bronx, NY 10473
Accepts most major insurance, call 718-904-4414 to find out about insurance
Services provided: individual therapy, psychiatry

Montifiore Behavioral Health at Westchester Square
2527 Glebe Avenue Bronx, NY 10461
Accepts most major insurance, call 718-904-4414 to find out about insurance
Services provided: individual therapy, psychiatry
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Asian-Speaking Therapy Resources

Hamilton Madison, Queens
Korean: 718 899 8918
78-14 Roosevelt Ave, Rm 204, Jackson Heights 11372
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 9pm
            Sat: 9am - 3pm

The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysts
212 924 7440
40 W. 13th St., ground floor (Manhattan)
Hours: Monday- Friday; 8am- 10pm
           Saturday & Sunday; 9am-8PM

The Blanton Peale Community Center
212 725 7850, ext 119
7 W. 30th St, 9th floor (Manhattan)
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
           Saturday: 9am - 5pm

The Asian Outreach Clinic
718 899 9810 ext 200
81-14 Queens Blvd, 1st floor, Elmhurst
Hours: Monday & Friday, 9-5pm
           Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
           Saturday: 9 - 3pm
Walk-in hours: Monday, 10-12pm
           Friday, 12pm- 2pm

Multilingual Helpline: 1888-888-7702, 24/7
32 Broadway, NY, NY
For survivors of gender-based violence
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Substance Abuse Resources

Realization Center
Union Square 212-627-9600 and Brooklyn Heights 718-342-6700
For 18-25 year olds, supportive therapy groups, alcohol and drug education, relapse prevention, anger & stress management.

Center for Optimal Living
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 500, NY, NY 10017
Harm-reduction model (does not require or expect you to stop using alcohol or other drugs). Will work with each client to tailor program to your needs
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Eating Disorders Resources

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia
1841 Broadway (at 60th street) 4th floor, NY, NY 10023
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Monthly Support Groups
Consultation and Referrals for psychological testing, higher levels of care, and others as necessary
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