Counseling Services

Programs
Locations:

Bay Ridge Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services
9435 Ridge Blvd.
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: 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

Intake: Ixa Lopez, Ext. 270
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 Counseling Center 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. 

Intake:
Valentina Paley, LCSW: ext. 214

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


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
Social Work Month Honoree


Dr . Eugene D. Glynn/YCL 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, 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/YCL 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/YCL 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 GLBTQ community in our GLBTQ 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.


Intake Receptionist: Miriam Carmona, ext. 4720.

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: Fax: (212) 307-7896

Provides bereavement groups designed to help children and adolescents cope with the death of a parent or caretaker. These groups are held at JBFCS sites throughout the city. Individual and group counseling are also available for surviving caretakers. Specialized training course for mental health professionals.


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)

 Click here to find out how we're addressing the mental health needs of those impacted by Sandy.
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.

Pride of Judea Counseling Center Services: Counseling Services
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. 

Download our Pride of Judea one-pager (available in PDF format)




Pride of Judea: Community Services Services: Counseling Services
243-02 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11362 (map

Director: Art Weiner, LCSW
Phone: 718-423-6200
Fax: 718-423-9762

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

For more information, download our Pride of Judea one-pager (available in PDF format)

Pride of Judea, a mental health clinic, provides  services to children, adolescent and adults in Eastern Queens. Click here to  find out what types of services. 
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) 690-7180
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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