Kristin Moore, LCSW, Licensed psychotherapist

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 provides the latest information about scientific research and services for people who may have health problems related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

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.)
  • NYCTeen Texting Service helps teens discreetly reach out for help, information, and support without being overheard by their abuser. Teens can text 65173 24 hours a day to chat confidentially and without judgment.
  • Early Intervention for concerns about children.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for free and low-cost mental health services for children and adolescents.

Click here to find mental health services near you.

More great resources:

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Al-Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.

Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others.

Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.

National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating.

Sex Addicts Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is another useful resource for those compulsively seeking or avoiding intimacy or attachment.

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