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Mental Health Services

Services in clinic, school and community sites to assist adults, children and families with mental health issues

Therapeutic clinical, specialty and supportive services help individuals, families, children and seniors cope with contemporary stresses and the trauma of mental illness. A multi-disciplinary professional staff, supervised by a medical director, utilizes evidence-based practices in providing care in clinic and community based settings. Specialized programs support people who are dealing with terminal illness, violence and abuse, addictions and HIV/AIDS. At-risk youngsters receive mental health, crisis intervention, assessment and remedial services through programs in schools and in their communities. Specialty services address adolescent social concerns and gay and lesbian issues.

CLINICAL SERVICES

  • MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS
    WJCS operates New York State licensed family mental health clinics and satellites in the county. Behavioral health services are provided to people of all ages, socio-economic and demographic backgrounds. A professional staff of social workers and educational therapists, psychologists, adult and child psychiatrists work as a team to ensure coordinated client care. Individual, family and group psychotherapy is offered for children and adults. Supervised medication evaluation and management is available.           
  • WHITEHILL COUNSELING SERVICE - a fee-for-service program of WJCS, through which licensed, experienced clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatric consultants and learning specialists offer sensitive, individualized evaluation and intervention at a moderate fee for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, are accepted. 

SPECIALTY SERVICES 

  • TREATMENT CENTER FOR TRAUMA AND ABUSE offering programs geared toward preventing violent and aggressive acts by children and adults and helping to heal the trauma of victims. 
  • BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM assisting individuals and families coping with the loss of a loved one.
  • PATHWAYS TO CARE - End of Life counseling and supportive services for people faced with serious illness  
  • COURT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM providing evaluations for legal system determinations.
  • COUNSELING FOR PEOPLE INFECTED OR AFFECTED BY AIDS - An affiliation with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), providing mental health services, including individual, family and group therapy, to people with AIDS or HIV infection and their families. Individuals are linked to vital community resources, such as public assistance and home health care. A Positive Mom support group also is offered.
              Contact: Rachel Ginbsurg, LMSW, coordinator, HVCS
              Phone: 914-949-7699 ext 425 E-mail:rginsburg@wjcs.com
  • DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT), a specialized treatment modality offered at WJCS' mental health clinics designed to help people manage challenging emotional and behavioral issues. 

ANCILLARY SUPPORTIVE SERVICES for individuals recovering from mental illness

  • SOCIAL CLUBS providing social and recreational activities 
  • COMPEER offering volunteer supportive friendships

For information regarding the full range of WJCS Mental Health Services, contact:
Pat Lemp, Assistant Executive Director, Clinic-Based Mental Health Services
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 207  E-mail:  plemp@wjcs.com