New York City Mental Health Resources (low cost or free)

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New York City Mental Health Resource (low cost or free)

Addiction Resources:

Hotline services provided free of charge

LifeNet

  • 1-800-LIFENET is a free, confidential, multi-lingual, mental health and substance abuse information, referral, and crisis prevention hotline available to anyone at any time.  Your call will be answered by a trained behavioral health professional.

Manhattan

  1. The Addiction Institute of New York – provides evaluation, inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment
  1. Hazelden – offers outpatient, intensive outpatient, assessment and family workshop services
  • Chelsea 322 8th Ave., 12th Floor, NY NY 10001
    • 212-420-9520
    • Tribeca 283 West Broadway, NY NY 10013
      • 212-226-1114
    • 24-hour hotline 1-800-257-7810
    • Accepts private/commercial insurance; limited funds may be available for uninsured or low income patients
  1. NY Center for Addiction Treatment Services – provides a multidisciplinary approach to address substance abuse, alcoholism and co-occurring conditions
  • 598 Broadway, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10012
  • 212-966-9537
  • Accepts Medicaid and some private insurance. Fees are based on patient income.

 

Brooklyn

  1. Flatbush Addiction Treatment – provides residential treatment, drug detox, individual/group/family therapy programs and alcohol treatment programs
  • 1463 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn NY 11210
  • 718-951-2428
  • Accepts Medicaid; does not accept private insurance. Sliding fees based on client income.
  1. Brooklyn Sober Living LLC – provides residential treatment, drug detox, individual/group/family therapy programs and alcohol treatment programs
  • 103 North 3rd St., Brooklyn NY 11211
  • 718-963-2039
  • Does not accept Medicaid or private insurance. Self pay only. Depending on insurance, client may be able to submit claims on their own behalf for reimbursement.
  1. Aware Inc. – provides residential treatment, drug detox, individual/group/family therapy programs and alcohol treatment programs
  • 1285 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn NY 11236
  • 718-257-3195
  • Accepts Medicaid

 

Queens

  1. 1.    Flushing Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Division – provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary assessments and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency through its inpatient Chemical Dependency Unit and its Reflections Outpatient Program
  • 4500 Parsons Blvd., Flushing NY 11355
  • 718-670-5000
  • Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Private insurance and provides financial assistance if needed

 

Bronx

  1. BASICS Inc. – provides outpatient and residential/long-term care for substance abuse
  • 1064 Franklin Ave., Bronx NY 10456
  • 718-861-5650
  • Accepts Medicaid and HIP (EmblemHealth); provides a sliding fee scale for services
  1. Counseling Services of Bronx – provides residential treatment, drug detox, individual/group/family therapy programs and alcohol treatment programs
  • 911 Walton Ave. #1B, Bronx NY 10452
  • 718-590-1790
  • Accepts Medicaid, some public HMOs and self-pay patients. Offers affordable prices based on a sliding fee scale.

 

Staten Island

  1. Harrison House – provides detox services, behavioral disorder treatment, dual-diagnosis treatment, outpatient care, sober living home, day school programs, *LGTB-friendly
  • 313 Broadway, Staten Island NY 10310
  • 347-598-6702
  • Provides safe, low-income housing to individuals with chemical or alcohol dependence

 

 

Adolescent Resources:

Manhattan

  1. Greenberg Manhattan West/YCL Counseling Center – provides assessment, short and long term psychotherapy, individual/couple/family/group therapy, and psychiatric evaluation/medication management
  • 135 West 50th St., 6th Floor, NY NY 10020
  • 212-632-4700
  • Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most insurance plans and offers a sliding fee scale
  1. Union Settlement Association – services offered includes assessment, crisis intervention, psych evaluation, medication therapy/management, psych testing, advocacy, counseling and psychotherapy)
  • For a referral, call Elsie Toledo at 212-828-6144
  • For general info, visit Union Settlement at 2089 Third Ave (at 114th St.) or call 212-828-6144
  • Accepts Medicaid, private insurance and offers financial assistance/free services if qualified
  1. Youth Counseling League – offers services for a wide range of emotional problems and diagnoses; provides individual, family and group therapy
  • 212-481-2500
  • Satellite clinics in eight (8) Manhattan public schools

 

Brooklyn

  1. Maimonides Medical Center – Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
  • 920 48th St., Brooklyn NY 11219
  • 718-283-8128
  • Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance
  1. Break-Free Adolescent Counseling Center – provides outpatient care for children aged 11-21 and their families, including individual and family therapy, psychiatric care, home visits, and group services addressing issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, behavior problems, substance abuse and family conflicts.
  • 2020 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn NY 11223
  • 718-676-4280
  • Accepts Medicaid and private insurance; fees are set based on income
  1. NYC Children’s Center – provides a wide array of services including day and intensive day treatment programs, early assessment of childhood emotional problems, case management, youth and parent support.
  • 1819 Bergen St., Brooklyn NY 11233
  • 718-221-4500
  • Accepts all insurance. Additional financial aid may be available for low income, if qualified

 

Queens

  1. Steinway Child and Family Services Inc. – provides therapy and medication therapy/management
  • 22-15 43rd Ave., Long Island City NY 11101
  • Phone 718-389-5100
  • Accepts all insurance (including Medicaid) and offers a sliding fee scale based on income

 

Bronx

  1. Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center – provides comprehensive mental health and case management for children aged 4-18 years and families
  • 2021 Grand Concourse 9th Floor, Bronx NY 10453
  • 718-960-0389
  • Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance and self-pay; offers additional funding sources

 

Staten Island

  1. Dr. Kenneth Popler Children’s Mental Health Center (within Staten Island Mental Health) – provides clinical and preventive mental health and related services to children, teens, young adults and families, including an after-school treatment program for young people with dual diagnoses of severe emotional disorders and drug or alcohol abuse
  • 444 St. Mark’s Place, St. George 10301
  • 718-720-6727
  • Accepts Medicaid and some private insurance; does not offer a sliding fee scale

 

Behavioral Center (low cost)

Brooklyn

  1. Kings County Hosptial Behavioral Center ($15-20 sliding scale fee per session)http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/kchc/html/services/behavioral.shtml

 

Community Mental Health Centers

  1. National Alliance on Mental Health, New York City (NAMI-NYC) ($ support groups)http://www.naminycmetro.org/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx

The following resources:

  • Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance
  • Offers free and/or sliding scale of fees for low income patients
  • Manhattan
  1. City College Psychological Center – provides individual and group therapy and psychological testing for ages 3+
  • 160 Covenant Ave., North Academic Center 8th Floor, City College, Manhattan, 10031
  • 212-650-6602
  1. Columbia University Teachers College, Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Service – provides individual therapy for ages 5-80
  • 525 West 120th St., Thorndike Hall 6th Floor, Manhattan NY 10027
  • 212-678-3262
  1. Community Counseling and Mediation – provides individual therapy for ages 5+
  • 115 West 31st St., NY NY 10001
  • 212-564-3107
  1. Family Health Center of Harlem – provides individual therapy for ages 5+
  • 1824 Madison Ave, NY NY 10035
  • 212-423-4200
  1. Hamilton-Madison House – provides individual therapy and support services for ages 5+. H-M House operates 20+ sites. http://www.hmhonline.org/BehavioralHealthLandingPg.htm
  • 253 South St., 2nd Floor, NY NY 10002
  • 212-720-4540
  1. Henry Street Settlement – provides individual and family therapy for ages 18+
  • 40 Montgomery St., NY NY 10002
  • 212-233-5032

 

Brooklyn

  1. Beverly Mack Harry Consulting Services – provides a wide variety of counseling services for all age groups
  • 738 Crowne St., Brooklyn, NY 11213
  • 718-363-0100
  1. Community Counseling and Mediation – provides individual therapy for ages 5+ through adult
  • 1 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 718-802-0666
  • 810 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • 718-230-5100
  • 285 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • 718-935-9201
  1. Lutheran Medical Services Healthy Connections – provides individual and play therapy for victims of trauma age 5+
  • 6025 6th Ave., Suite 103, Brooklyn NY 11220
  • 718-630-7991

 

Queens

  1. Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Center – provides individual psychotherapy, crisis and trauma therapy for ages 5+
  • 91-14 37th Ave., Jackson Heights NY
    • 718-779-1600
    • 161-10 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor, Jamaica NY
      • 718-704-5488
  1. Libertas Center – provides individual and group therapy for victims of persecution/abuse at the hands of the government of their country of origin; additional services available through referral
  • Elmhurst Hospital, Annex G, 5th Floor, 79-01 Broadway Ave., Elmhurst NY
  • 718-334-6209

 

Bronx

  1. Einstein Community Health Outreach Clinic – provides individual therapy for ages 18+
  • 1894 Walton Ave., Bronx NY 10453
  • 718-583-3060
  1. Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center
  • Adult Outpatient Services
    • 2021 Grand Concourse, 8th Floor, Bronx NY 10453
    • 718-960-0324
    • Children, Adolescent and Family Services
      • 2021 Grand Concourse, 9th Floor, Bronx NY 10453
      • 718-960-0389
  1. Institute for Family Health: Center for Counseling – provides individual counseling for ages 5+
  • 2590 Frisby Ave., Bronx NY 10461
  • 718-239-1610
  1. Sauti Yeti Center for African Women – provides individual, family and group therapy for female African immigrants, custom programs based on need
  • 2417 Third Ave #205, Bronx NY 10451
  • 718-665-2486

 

Staten Island

  1. Sauti Yeti Center for African Women – provides individual and group therapy for female African immigrants aged 18+
  • 104 Beach St., Staten Island NY 10304
  • 718-665-2486, ext. 301

 

Counseling (low cost)

Manhattan

  1. The Counseling Center at Columbia University ($40 per session) – Intake free of charge
    Offered in Spring semester only. Interviews to help identify main difficulties interfering with normal functioning and to recommend most appropriate counseling/therapy; applications accepted from January to March.

    http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ceps/index.asp?Id=CLIENTS&Info=SERVICES+and+FEES
  2. The William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology – award winning, low-cost treatment center established in 1948 to provide affordable psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to members of the community.http://www.wawhite.org/index.php?page=home&phpMyAdmin=GDcTSPde6dB31%2CjynHE9wvHwEU5

Eating disorder Resources:

Manhattan

  1. Eating Disorder Resource Center – provides individual, group, family and couples therapy for those challenged by bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia and other body dysmorphia disorders. Also able to provide a wide range of referrals to additional physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists and gynecologists for comprehensive care.
  • 330 West 58th St., Suite 206, NY NY 10019, with additional offices throughout Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island
  • 212-989-3987 / email info@edrcnyc.com
  • Accepts private insurance for in- and out-of-network care and provides lower cost care for uninsured or low income patients
  1. Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center – provides collaborative approach for recovery, to include Day treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs and Saturday IOP programs.
  • 112 West 27th St., 7th Floor, NY NY 10001
  • 212-645-6903
  • Does not accept insurance
  1. Columbus Park Collaborative – outpatient treatment center offering treatment for adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Treatment includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and family-based therapy.
  • 210 Central Park South, NY NY 10019
  • 646-414-1446
  • Works with some local college/university insurance programs. Provides out-of-network care for most private insurance. Provides adjusted fees based on proven financial need.

 

Brooklyn

  1. Theravive – find a therapist or other local support information in Brooklyn.
  1. Additional resources for Brooklyn-based therapists specializing in treating eating disorders

 

Queens

  1. Bio-Behavioral Institute – provides intensive outpatient and outpatient services including CBT, DBT, ACT, and psychiatric care
  • 935 Northern Blvd., Suite 102, Great Neck NY 11021
  • 516-487-7116
  • Payment due at point of service but will assist patients with filing claims to their insurance company for reimbursement. Cash/check/Visa/Mastercard accepted.

 

Bronx

  1. Bronx-based therapists specializing in treatment of eating disorders

 

Staten Island

  1. Staten Island-based therapists specializing in treatment of eating disorders

 

 

LGBTQ

Manhattan

  1. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning Counseling Unit – provides gay-affirmative therapy in a safe and nurturing environment, addressing issues including coming out, identity formation, and general mental health services
  • 135 West 50th St., NY NY 10020
  • 212-632-4482
  • Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most insurance plans and offers a sliding fee scale
  1. Gay Men’s Health Center – offers a multi-disciplinary mental health clinic at GMHC that provides short-term mental health, substance-abuse and treatment adherence counseling to adults living with HIV/AIDS, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation
  • 446 West 33rd St., NY NY 10001
  • 212-367-1165
  • Services provided to individuals who meet residential and financial eligibility requirements

 

Brooklyn

  1. Brooklyn Community Pride Center – provides a safe, common space offering physical and mental health services, social support, recreational and cultural programming, as well as being a hub of information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Brooklyn
  • 4 Metro Tech (ground floor), Brooklyn NY 11201
  • 347-889-7719
  1. Heights Hill Mental Health – Rainbow Heights Club – LGBT-focused psychosocial club and advocacy for adults who experience major mental illnesses
  • 25 Flatbush Ave. 4th Floor, Brooklyn NY
  • 718-852-2584
  • Services are provided free of charge

 

Queens

  1. Queens Pride House – Free supportive counseling specializing in coming out, relationships, family & youth, social and support groups including Transgender Discussion Groups
  • 76-11 37th Ave., Suite 206, Jackson Heights
  • 718-429-5309
  • Services are provided free of charge

 

Bronx

  1. LGBTQ Community Services Center of Bronx – partners with other mental health services agencies to provide these services to the community and are actively engaging some agencies. We welcome and are open to working with all LGBTQ-friendly agencies in our service area

 

Staten Island

  1. Staten Island LGBT Community Center – offers individual, couples and group psychotherapy as well as psycho-educational discussion groups for people who are having difficulties (i.e. depression, trauma, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, relationship issues, HIV/AIDS-related issues)
  • 25 Victory Blvd., 3rd Floor, Staten Island
  • 718-808-1361
  • Services are free and confidential

 

Psychoanalytic Training

Manhattan

  1. Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training ($ sliding scale fee)http://www.psychoanalysis.columbia.edu/patients

 

Women’s issues

Manhattan

  1. Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention – provides free and confidential counseling and public education
  • One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1670, NY NY 10029
  • 212-423-2140
  • Provides free and confidential counseling
  1. Cognitive Therapy for Women – provides private therapy services to women seeking focused, shorter-term treatment for specific mood, behavior or life issues
  • 300 Mercer St., Suite 11E, NY NY 10003
  • 212-473-4765

 

Brooklyn

  1. Church Avenue Merchants Block Assoc – Rape crisis program
  • 885 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn NY 11226
  • 718-282-5575
  • All services are provided free of charge
  1. Violence Intervention and Treatment Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
  • 374 Stockholm St., Brooklyn NY 11237
  • 718-906-3857
  • All services are provided free of charge

 

Queens

  1. Turning Point – provides free counseling to Muslin women and families with focus on domestic violence, poverty, discrimination
  • info@tpny.org
  • 718-883-9400
  • All services are provided free of charge

 

Bronx

  1. Safe Horizon
  • 2530 Grand Concourse, 7th Floor, Bronx NY 10458
  • 718-933-1000
  • Hotline 800-621-4673
  • Accepts Medicaid and most private insurances. Offers a sliding fee schedule based on income for uninsured

 

Staten Island

  1. Applied Behavioral Science – provides a wide range of counseling services including focus on women and women’s issues
  • 120 Stuyvesant Place, 4th Floor, Suite #3, Staten Island NY 10301
  • 718-871-4593
  • Additional locations in Queens and Brooklyn (http://absmentalhealth.com/contact)
  • Accepts Medicaid and private insurance; offers a sliding fee scale based on income for qualified individuals

 

 

Sexual abuse/Domestic violence/Assault

Hotline services provided free of charge

  • Safe Horizon
    • Domestic Violence 800-621-4673
    • Rape/Sexual Assault 212-227-3000
    • TDD for all hotlines 866-604-5350
    • Accepts Medicaid and most private insurances. Offers a sliding fee schedule based on income for uninsured
    • Miles Foundation – Advice/services about family violence for military personnel (national service)
      • 203-270-7861
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline
        • 1-800-799-7233
        • Service Women’s Action Network – specifically focused on current women serving in the military and female veterans
          • 1-888-729-2089
          • NYC Anti-Violence Project – 24-hour hotline specifically for the LGTBQ community
            • 212-714-1141

 

Suicide prevention