Counseling Services

Programs
Locations:

Bay Ridge Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services
9201 Fourth Avenue
Second Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209 (map

Director: Marilyn Jacob, PhD, LCSW
Phone: (718) 238-6444
Fax: (718) 238-5165

Licensed counseling center provides help for people who are struggling with a range of emotional and social problems. Services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment. crisis intervention, psychiatry/medications, short-term and ongoing individual, couple, family, and group therapy. Provides specialized services to Jewish émigrés from the former Soviet Union and elsewhere.

Marilyn Jacob: Director of Bay Ridge Clinic

Boro Park Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services, Jewish Community Services
1273 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219 (map

Director: Faye Wilbur, LCSW
Phone: (718) 435-5700
Fax: (718) 854-5495

Provides counseling to children and adults struggling with a range of emotional and social difficulties. Specialized services include evaluation and assessment, time limited, time effective and ongoing individual, couple, family and group counseling as well as psychiatric services and medication management as indicated. Specialized expertise treating eating disorders, loss and bereavement and issues around trauma including but not limited to family violence and sexual abuse. Orthodox therapists provide treatment in English, Hebrew, Russian, Dutch and Yiddish.

Break-Free Adolescent Counseling Center Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Phone: 718-676-4280
Fax: 718-676-4299
The Break-Free Adolescent Counseling Center is an outpatient mental health clinic for teens ages 11 through 21 and their families which provides individual and family therapy, psychiatric services, home visits, and groups to address issues of truancy, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, mental illness, substance abuse and family conflict. 

For more information, download our Break Free One-Pager (available in PDF format) 

Break-Free Drug Milieu Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services, Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Phone: (718) 676-4280
Fax: (718) 676-4299
A group milieu program for adolescents ages 11 through 21 dually diagnosed with substance abuse, emotional, and behavioral problems. The program consists of therapeutic community milieu groups, alcohol and drug eduction, individual and family therapy, and psychiatric services as needed. It meets after school four hours, four days a week.

For more information, download our Break Free One-Pager (available in PDF format) 

Click here to learn what types of substance abuse and mental health treatments are offered at Break Free. 
Bronx REAL Counseling Center Services: Adolescent Services, Adults Living with Mental Illness, Counseling Services
55 Westchester Square
Bronx, NY 10461 (map

Phone: (718) 931-4045
Fax: (718) 828-1329
Helps adults, age 18 and older, struggling with mental illness, emotional and/or social problems. Specialized services include individual, couple, family and group therapy, as well as evaluation, assessment and medication management. 

Administrative Supervisor: Bruce Reisman
Care Management Services: Counseling Services
Director: Hillel Hirshbein, LMSW, MPH
Care Management is a service that helps adults with chronic illnesses get and use the medical, social and community services they need to stay as healthy as possible.  The program is for people who are 18 and older, have Medicaid, and may have:

• diabetes
• asthma
• hypertension
• heart disease 
• mental illness
• HIV
• substance abuse
• cardio-metabolic disorders 

Adults who sign up for Care Management are called “members.”  Care Coordinators help members figure out and take the actions that they need to take so they can get and stay healthy, like making it to important appointments, sticking to a medication schedule, and eating healthy foods. We help members avoid unnecessary hospitalizations by helping them deal with health problems with their doctors in the community before their issues send them to the hospital.
Clinic Plus Program Services: Community Connections, Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Phone: (718) 676-4280
Fax: (718) 676-4299
Services provided at satellite clinic locations in several yeshivot throughout Brooklyn. Weekly individual and family therapy for teens with academic challenges, family conflict, truancy and other social or emotional disorders. Psychiatric services available. 
Coney Island Center Continuing Day Treatment Program Services: Adolescent Services, Adults Living with Mental Illness, Counseling Services
2928 West 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224 (map

Phone: (718) 372-3300
Fax: (718) 996-8758
The Continuing Day Treatment Program provides a range of wellness, recovery and psychiatric rehabilitation services for adults 18 years of age or older living with mental illness. The program helps consumers remain psychiatrically stable, define and pursue their paths to recovery, develop social skills to integrate more fully into the community, address issues of housing, education, work and relationships, and assess co-occurring substance use and medical disorders. Services available in English, Spanish and Russian.
Coney Island Counseling Center Services: Adolescent Services, Adults Living with Mental Illness, Counseling Services
2928 West 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224 (map

Phone: (718) 372-3300
Fax: (718) 996-8758
Helps adults, age 18 and older, struggling with mental illness, emotional and/or social problems.  Specialized services include individual, couple, family and group therapy, as well as evaluation, assessment and medication management. Services available in English, Spanish and Russian.

Counseling Services for Senior Citizens and Their Families - Brooklyn Services: Counseling Services
Kings Bay Senior Center
3673 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229 (map

Director: Rita Landberg, LCSW
Phone: (718) 648-2053

Offers counseling services for older adults and their families. Counseling is offered on-site at the Kings Bay Y, Kings Bay Senior Center, and Shorefront Y Senior Center.

Counseling Services for Senior Citizens and Their Families - Brooklyn Services: Counseling Services
Kings Bay YM-YWHA
3495 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229 (map

Director: Rita Landberg, LCSW
Phone: (718) 648-7703, ext. 216
Fax: (718) 648-0758

Offers counseling services for older adults and their families. Counseling is offered on-site at the Kings Bay Y, Kings Bay Senior Center, and Shorefront Y Senior Center.

Crown Heights Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services
1055 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213 (map

Director: Chaya Travis, LCSW
Phone: (718) 773-2080
Fax: (718) 773-2131
Provides counseling services for the Orthodox communities by licensed Orthodox mental health professionals and are offered in English and Hebrew. Therapists are connected to local Yeshivas and Bais Yaakovs and are trained to provide treatment in the most sensitive comprehensive manner. A wide range of services are offered including: individual, family, couple, and group counseling; counseling for the aging; mental health assessments and crisis intervention; medication evaluation and management as well as, counseling services for school-age children.

Meet Chaya Travis, Social Work Month Honoree
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Dr . Eugene D. Glynn Manhattan North Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services
5030 Broadway Suite 201
between 213th and 214th Street
New York, NY 10034 (map

Director: Alicia Montero, LCSW-R
Phone: (212) 795-9888
Fax: (212) 795-9899

The counseling center serves Washington Heights and Inwood providing help to people struggling with a range of emotional and social problems. Services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment, crisis intervention, and time-limited, time-effective, and ongoing individual, couple, family, and group therapy. Staff fluent in Spanish are available.

Intake Specialist: Sheyla Montero

Early Recognition Program (ERP) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services, Early Childhood and Learning
3600 Jermone Ave
Bronx, NY 10467 (map

Director: Martha Dominguez, M.S. LMHC CASAC-T
Phone: 718.881.7600 ext. 514393

The Early Recognition Program is a service of The Jewish Board that provides free mental health screening to children, adolescents and young adults ages 0—21.

If your child has shown signs of being sad, angry and anxious or cannot focus, then a mental health screening can help you decide what to do next.

Early Recognition Program (ERP) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services, Early Childhood and Learning, Jewish Community Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Fax: 718 676-4299
Provides free emotional health screenings to children, teens, and young adults ages 5-21 in the Orthodox community. The ERP has been implemented in yeshivas, pediatric practices, and community centers. Screenings can also be administered at the ERP office. The program also seeks to raise emotional health awareness and can provide anti-stigma activities to partnered programs. 

All services are provided in a SENSITIVE and STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL manner. Learn more about the Early Recognition Program by clicking here

To have your child screened or to partner with the ERP please contact Janet Abed, LCSW at jabed@jbfcs.org or 718 676-4310.
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered and Questioning Counseling Unit Services: Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 (map

Director: David Ferguson, LCSW (Administrative Supervisor)
Phone: (212) 632-4482
Fax: (212) 632-4495

The GLBTQ Counseling Unit is part of the Manhattan West/Greenberg Office and provides gay-affirmative therapy in a safe, nurturing environment. Specially trained staff offer individual, group, couples and family therapy addressing issues relevant to the GLBTQ community such as identity formation, coming out, HIV/AIDS and the impact of homophobia, as well as general mental health problems. Psychiatrists are available to provide evaluations and medication.


Gay Men's Group Meets Every Thursday

Greenberg Manhattan West Counseling Center Services: Adolescent Services, Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10020 (map

Director: Robin Brinn, LCSW
Phone: 212-632-4700

The Greenberg Manhattan West Counseling Center offers mental health services to children, teenagers and adults. Treatment includes assessment and short and long term psychotherapy using multiple and flexible treatment modalities including individual, couple family and group treatment as well as evidence based psychotherapies. We offer services to the LGBTQ community in our LGBTQ counseling unit. Psychiatric consultation and medication management is offered to current clients. Our staff of social workers offer culturally competent clinical services. We accept Medicaid and Medicare, most insurance plans and have a sliding fee scale.

J.W. Beatman Community Counseling Center - Riverdale Office Services: Counseling Services
521 West 239th Street
Riverdale, NY 10463 (map

Director: Karen L. Cwalinski, LCSW
Phone: (718) 601-2280
Fax: (718) 601-2281

Provides outpatient mental health and psychiatric services for people struggling with a wide range of emotional and social problems. Specialized services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment, crisis intervention, as well as ongoing individual, couple, family, and group and medication therapy as appropriate. Satellite license for P.S. 7, a local school, where ongoing services are provided. Multicultural staff fluent in Spanish and Orthodox Jewish staff observant of Jewish law are available.

JACS and JACS Teens Services: Counseling Services, Jewish Community Services
135 W. 50th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10020 (map

Director: Sharon Darack
Phone: (212)632-4600
Fax: (212)399-3525
Email: jacs@jacsweb.org
Web: http://www.jbfcs.org/JACS
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others (JACS) help Jews, and Jewish teens, who are either in recovery from alcohol or other substance abuse, or are concerned about the problem as it affects their friends and loved ones. Participants draw strength and hope from Jewish spiritual resources and traditions through activities such as weekend retreats, spiritual days, a speakers bureau, web site, and training for clergy and Jewish communal service professionals.
Jewish Bereavement Support Group Program Services: Community Connections, Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10020 (map

Phone: (212) 632-4608
Fax: (212) 399-2475
Serves those who have lost spouses, parents, children or other loved ones through support groups that are co-led by an experienced social worker and rabbi.
Kaplan Center for Community Services, Rita J. and Stanley H., Mid-Brooklyn Office Services: Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW
Phone: (718) 676-4210
Fax: (718) 676-4216

Helps people who are struggling with a range of emotional and social problems. Specialized services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment; crisis intervention as well as individual, couple, family, and group therapy. Also provides psychiatric and social services to Jewish emigres from the former Soviet Union and elsewhere, and counseling services for senior citizens and their families. Professional staff fluent in Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Spanish.

For more information, download our Mid-Brooklyn Community Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Click here to discover the types of treatments  offered to children, teens, and adults who are struggling with a wide range of  emotional and social problems. 
Kinship Care Program Services: Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Langosch, Ph.D., LCSW
Phone: (212) 632-4760
Fax: (212) 307-7896

Provides emotional support, information about financial, medical and practical services and legal advice to a grandparent or relative caregiver. Caregivers can also participate in educational forums and recreational events through our affiliation with the Brooklyn Grandparents' Coalition.

For more information, download our Kinship Care Program One-Pager (available in PDF format)

With 78,000 kids in NYC being raised by their  relatives, the Kinship Care program offers support to meet the complex needs of  these kinship families. Click here to find out how. 
Loss and Bereavement Program for Children and Adolescents Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 (map

Phone: (212) 632-4692
Fax: (212) 307-7896

The Loss and Bereavement Program offers multiple services for children, families and professionals designed to promote healing and help children and teens develop coping skills to manage the many responses to the death or traumatic loss of a family member, friend or significant person in their life. Services available include:

·         Short-term grief groups for bereaved children and teens, ages 5 to 18, led by professionals. These groups are held in a variety of community settings including schools, community centers, and residential programs. Surviving caregivers attend a parallel group whenever possible. Services are offered in English and Spanish.

·         Training and consultation on grief and traumatic loss for children. These trainings are available for mental health professionals, school faculty, community programs, and other organizations serving children and adolescents.

·         Information and referral “warm-line” to link children and adults to New York City resources. Telephone resource line provides responses to queries from professionals and the general public seeking services regarding loss throughout New York City at (212) 632-4692.

Morris Black Community Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Valerie Mitchell-Fadil, LCSW-R
Phone: (718) 761-9800
Fax: (718) 370-1142

Provides help to people who are struggling with a range of emotional and social problems. Services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment; crisis intervention; and therapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Services can be provided in Russian, Spanish, Hebrew, Cantonese and Hungarian.

For more information, download our Morris L. Black Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

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New York City Self-Help Center Services: Community Connections, Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10020 (map

Phone: (212) 632-4531
Fax: (212) 399-2475
Provides consumers and professionals with telephone information and referral service to mutual aid groups throughout New York City. Also provides consultation to mutual support groups and groups requesting training in running mutual support groups.
On-Site Counseling at JCC in Manhattan Services: Counseling Services
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10019 (map

Director: Gloria Zicht, LCSW
Phone: (646) 505-4488

Provides help to people who are struggling with a range of emotional and social problems. Specialized services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment; crisis intervention and short-term and ongoing individual, couple, family, and group therapy.

On-Site Counseling at Washington Heights-Inwood YM Services: Counseling Services
54 Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10040 (map

Director: Alicia Montero, LCSW-R
Phone: (212) 795-9888
Fax: (212) 795-9899

Provides help to people who are struggling with a range of emotional and social problems. Specialized services for older adults, pre-schoolers and their families include evaluation and assessment; crisis intervention and short-term and ongoing individual, couple, family and group therapy.

OnTrackNY Services: Adolescent Services, Adults Living with Mental Illness, Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10020 (map

Director: Darlene Carrera, LCSW
Phone: (212) 632-4789
Fax: (212) 632-4495
Email: dcarrera@jbfcs.org

This innovative treatment program is for adolescents and young adults (16-30) who recently have had unusual thoughts and behaviors or who have started hearing or seeing things that others don't. OnTrackNY helps people achieve their goals for school, work and relationships through a support of an entire team (psychiatrist, licensed primary clinician, job/school developer and nurse).

For more information and to make a referral, contact: Daniel Tanh, LMSW, at (212) 632-4721.

Pride of Judea Services: Adolescent Services, Adults Living with Mental Illness, Counseling Services, Example
243-02 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11362 (map

Director: Art Weiner, LCSW
Phone: 718-423-6200
Fax: 718-423-9762
  • Serves individuals, families, and groups
  • Ready to serve a wide range of emotional and social problems, including trauma, depression, ADD, anxiety, isolation, and more
  • Short- and long-term solution-focused and cognitive-based treatments
  • Pride of Judea's therapists reflect the rich cultural diversity of Queens and provide services in Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu
Pride of Judea: Community Services Services: Adolescent Services, Adults Living with Mental Illness, Counseling Services, Example
243-02 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11362 (map

Director: Art Weiner, LCSW
Phone: 718-423-6200
Fax: 718-423-9762
Pride of Judea is a licensed community-based mental health clinic located in Eastern Queens.  It provides services to children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a wide range of emotional and social problems.  Services are provided in an attractive, comfortable, and confidential environment.   

Pride of Judea offers a variety of short- and long-term solution-focused and cognitive-based treatment options, which include, but are not limited to, psychiatric management as well as individual, family and group services.  Licensed therapists are equipped to address a wide range of emotional and social problems such as trauma, depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), domestic violence, anxiety, depression and isolation. 

Pride of Judea’s therapists reflect the rich cultural diversity of Queens. Call to find out more.

Operates the following mental health programs in Queens: Counseling Center, and CLUB PRIDE.

Staten Island Family Services - Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), is for families with youth (ages 11 to 17) who are having serious problems with their behavior. BSFT is a kind of short-term therapy that helps prevent a youth’s behavior from getting to the point at which he or she needs to be removed from home.

A specially trained therapist learns about the youth and his or her family members, school, and community and works to understand what’s causing problems. The therapist will then provide services in the family’s home or other locations in the community, usually in 12 to 16 sessions.

Bilingual services are available.

Staten Island Family Services - Counseling Programs Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

We work with families struggling with a variety of challenges, like:

  • mental health issues
  • substance abuse
  • domestic violence
  • transitions
  • separation
  • loss

Many families have youth at risk of being removed from their homes and put in foster care, detention centers, and group homes. We work to help families stay together. We know families can change with the right support, resources, and tools.

Staten Island Family Services - Multisystemic Therapy - Substance Abuse (MST-SA) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

The MST-SA program is for families with children (ages 11 to 17) with serious behavioral problems and/or substance abuse. MST-SA is a kind of therapy that helps prevent a youth’s behavior from getting to the point at which he or she needs to be removed from home.

Research shows that youth who repeatedly break the law and/or abuse drugs have trouble with school performance and relations with family, peers, and their community. MST-SA works with family members and others in the child’s life, like school teachers, guidance counselors, and coaches. The goal is to help parents address the needs of the youth more effectively.

Staten Island Family Services - Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

The MST-CAN program at Staten Island Family Services is for families that have been reported to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) because of a claim of abuse or neglect. MST-CAN is a type of therapythat works to keep families together, make sure children are safe, prevent abuse and neglect, reduce mental health concerns for all family members, increase a family’s social supports.

This kind of therapy was designed to work with youth ages 6 to 17 and their families. It gets good results. Youth in MST-CAN have fewer out-of-home placements, are better at expressing emotions, and have fewer behavioral problems. Parents in MST-CAN have less stress, fewer violent outbursts, fewer parenting problems, and more people they can turn to for help.

Staten Island Family Services - Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) is a program for traumatized children and teens (ages 12 to 17). It helps them meet their emotional needs in the context of their lives with family, school and community.

TST helps children learn to gain control over their emotions and improve their relationships and behavior. Each family works with a TST team led by a specially trained therapist who can connect the family with needed services. The therapist provides services in the home, school, neighborhood, and community and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bilingual services are available.

The Harry Blumenfeld Pelham Counseling Center - Pelham Office Services: Counseling Services
750 Astor Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467 (map

Director: Claudia Salazar, LCSW
Phone: (718) 882-5000
Fax: (718) 798-7633

Provides help for people who are struggling with a wide range of emotional and social problems. Services for adults and children include evaluation and assessment, medication management, crisis intervention, time-effective and ongoing individual, couple, family, and group therapy, and loss and bereavement services for children and their caregivers. Staff fluent in Spanish are also available.

Intake Coordinator: Nataliya Erlikh, ext. 216

Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic Services: Child Development Center, Counseling Services, Early Childhood and Learning
34 West 139th Street
New York, NY 10037 (map

Phone: (212) 690-7234
Fax: (212) 690-0969
Services include evaluation and treatment planning for children, play therapy for children and treatment with families. 

For more information, download our Child Development Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

JBFCS is honored to name its Central Harlem Outpatient Clinic in memory of Virginia and Leonard Marx

Virginia and Leonard shared their love of ideas, study and the common good with everyone in their lives. JBFCS is fortunate to have benefitted from their dedication over many decades and the naming of the Virginia and Leonard Marx Outpatient Clinic serving children and families is a fitting reflection of what mattered most to this extraordinary couple. 


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