It is very important that each person in search of mental health services is able to find the therapy that is best suited to their needs, regardless of whether I am the one ultimately chosen to provide it. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Here are some services available in the city.
Gay Men's Health Crisis offers a multidisciplinary mental health clinic that provides free short- and long-term psychotherapy and substance-abuse counseling to adults living with HIV/AIDS, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation.
9/11 Health WTC Centers of Excellence for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Center CARE (Counseling, Advocacy, Recovery and Education) at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, promoting the health and wellness of New York area's LGBT communities.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers information on a variety of topics to residents of the city. You can also call 311 to get information. Topics include:
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Crisis Intervention (Or call 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638), 1-877-AYUDESE, 1-877-990-8585 (Asian Lifenet for Korean and Chinese callers), or TTY (212)-982-5284. These are toll-free, confidential help lines that provide callers with information on and referrals to mental health and substance abuse resources throughout the New York City area. LIFENET operates 24 hours per day / seven days per week.)
- Early Intervention for concerns about children.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for free and low-cost mental health services for children and adolescents.
For a complete list of mental health services offered by the city, please click here.