Anxiety Resources

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How to Get Help from A Professional

Talking to a mental health professional can help you put things in perspective, figure out solutions, break problems down into manageable parts, give yourself some slack or breathing room. 

Here are some helpful questions to ask when reaching out to an agency.

  • Where are you located?
  • Who can receive your services?
  • What are your hours?
  • Do I need permission from a parent or legal guardian?
  • Do you take my insurance? (If you don’t have insurance, find out if they offer free or low cost services.)
  • What documents should I bring with me when I come for a consultation?

Agencies and Clinics That Can Help You Find Counseling

Regional

The Jewish Board 1-844-ONE-CALL (844-663-2255)
This is the central number to call to schedule an intake appointment at a Jewish Board clinic.

UJA-Federation of NY Resource Line 1: 877.UJA.NYJ1   (877.852.6951)
This is a number you can call to get information about agencies and organizations in the New York Metro Area where you can get services, such as counseling.

JCCA Family Resource Center Warm Line: (347) 394-5186

Manhattan

Greenberg Manhattan West Counseling Center
135 West 50th Street, 6th Floor
Contact: Robin Brinn, LCSW at (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 including individual, couple family and group treatment. They offer services to the LGBTQ community. Psychiatric consultation and medication management is offered to current clients. They accept Medicaid and Medicare, most insurance plans and have a sliding fee scale.

The Door
555 Broome Street
Contact: Anna Reyna at 212-941-9090 ext. 3291.

General programming at The Door takes place from 2 – 8 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Wednesdays. Mental health appointments – take place earlier in the day. All counseling services are free and confidential for Door members (membership is free). Counselors use a variety of methods including one-on-one and group counseling. Conflict resolution/life skills, art and music therapy, crisis intervention and other supportive services.

Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)
1775 Broadway, Suite 601
Contact: (212) 246-5740

CUCARD specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapies for children, adolescents, young adults and adults suffering from anxiety or anxiety-related disorders. The staff has expertise in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, including, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder/Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderPost-Traumatic Stress DisorderMood Disorders, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.  Psychiatric evaluation, second opinions and consultation for medication treatment also available from staff psychiatrists.
They do not accept any insurance. All services are fee-for-service, and payment is required at time of service. They recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine whether it will reimburse.

Child Mind Institute
445 Park Avenue
Contact: 212-308-3118

Child Mind Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of anxiety disorders
They do not accept insurance. Speak with your insurance company about reimbursement for out-of-network, outpatient mental health benefits. Financial aid may  for patients whose families have economic hardship.

Child Study Center
One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
Contact: 646-754-5000 (email: services@aboutourkids.org)

Brooklyn

Jewish Child Care Association
858 East 29th Street
Contact: Robert Cizma, 718-859-4500 (email: bpo@jccany.org)

Coney Island Counseling Center
2928 West 36th Street
Phone: (718) 372-3300

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.

Midwood Adolescent Project (MAP)
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Contact: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC (718) 676-4280

Provides individual, family, and group therapy for adolescents ages 12 through 21 at risk of substance abuse, school problems, family conflict, and other stresses of teenage life. The program is licensed by New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services to provide substance-abuse prevention and early intervention services. MAP operates in Lincoln, Murrow and Dewey High Schools and a few yeshivas providing consultation, information and referral, and conducts discussion groups to reduce stress and conflict experienced by students.

Orthodox Treatment Program for Teens
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Contact: Deborah Zicht, LCSW (718) 676-4280

Outpatient mental health program for Orthodox Jewish teens ages 11 through 21 with anxiety, depression, school problems, behavioral, emotional and substance abuse problems and family conflict; off-site consultations, groups, crisis intervention and referrals at several yeshivas; Orthodox Jewish professional staff.

OHEL
4510 16th Avenue
1800-603-OHEL or 718-851-6300
Confidential Response: access@ohelfamily.org

Provides mental health services for adolescents including Addiction, Anxiety Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Abuse and Prevention, Childhood Schizophrenia, Depression, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Queens

Pride of Judea Counseling Center
243-02 Northern Boulevard
Contact: (718) 423-6200

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. Professional staff fluent in Hebrew, Hindi, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Yiddish.

Staten Island

Morris Black Community Counseling Center
2795 Richmond Avenue
Contact: Valerie Mitchell-Fadil, LCSW-R (718) 761-9800

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.

JCC In Staten Island
Contact: Neshama Marcus (718) 475-5228 nmarcus@sijcc.com.

Families impacted by Hurricane Sandy can receive free counseling services including individual and group therapy, art therapy and spiritual counseling.

Bronx

J.W. Beatman Community Counseling Center – Riverdale Office
521 West 239th Street
Contact: Karen L. Cwalinski, LCSW (718) 601-2280
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. Multicultural staff fluent in Spanish and Orthodox Jewish staff observant of Jewish law are available.

New Jersey
Middlesex
Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, Milltown Office
32 Ford Avenue, Second Floor
Contact: (732) 777-1940
Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, Monroe Office
52 Concordia Shopping Center
Monroe Twp., NJ  08831
Contact: (609) 395-7979, office@jfsmiddlesex.org
Counseling services for youth and families

Central NJ

JFS of Central New Jersey
655 Westfield Avenue (Elizabeth)
Contact: (908) 352.8375 info@JFSCentralNJ.org
Counseling services for youth and families

Metrowest

Maslow Family Counseling Center (Florham Park)
256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105
Contact: (973) 765-9050

Maslow Family Counseling Center (Livingston)
570 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 106
Contact: (973) 740-1233,info@jfsmetrowest.org
Counseling services are facilitated by licensed clinical social workers who provide confidential individual, group and/or family counseling

Bergen County 

JFS Bergen County
1485 Teaneck Road
Contact: (201) 837-9090, info@jfsbergen.org
Individual and group services for adolescents. All insurance accepted – Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. For those without insurance coverage, JFS has a sliding fee scale.

Long Island

Pride of Judea Counseling Center
243-02 Northern BoulevardContact: (718) 423-6200

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. Professional staff fluent in Hebrew, Hindi, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Yiddish.

Hempstead, Central Islip and Copiague Mental Health Clinics
Contact: (631) 691-3347

Must be over 18 to call for appointment. Out-patient mental health services. Accepts only Medicaid and Medicare

Westchester

Westchester Jewish Community Services
Contact: Patricia Lemp, LCSW (914) 761-0600 x207; plemp@wjcs.com
Liane Nelson, PhD, Director and Chief Psychologist, (914) 949-7699 x475; lnelson@wjcs.com.

Other Helpful Links on Anxiety

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Info on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Tips for Teens

Mindfulness Apps You Can Download to Help Ease Your Mind

Smile Mind
Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It is a unique web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. It is a not-for-profit initiative based on a process that provides a sense of clarity, calm and contentment

Take a Break!
Offers two guided meditations for 7 or 13 minutes. Take a break, go for a walk and listen to a calming voice. Free on IOS and Androids.

Stop, Breathe & Think
STOP: Stop what you are doing. Check in with what you are thinking, and how you are feeling. BREATHE: Practice mindful breathing to create space between your thoughts, emotions and reactions. THINK: Learn to broaden your perspective and strengthen your force field of peace and calm by practicing one of the meditation. Free and available on IOS, Android and the Web.

 

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