Parent Resources

MS 51 Parent Resources

Referrals for Counseling

Families can first check with health insurance for referrals in their community as well as with Pediatrician

Families can also look for therapists on psychologytoday.org You can do a search by insurance, geographical area and specific expertise or area of concern

Agency Based Services:

Hospital Based Practices:

Mt Sinai Dept of Psychiatry 212-241-5675

FOR A PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY: Call 911 or go to your nearest ER

Other resources for families seeking immediate response (evaluations):

1. Maimonides Child & Adolescent Urgent Evaluation Service (UES) 718-283-8128 320 48th St betw 9th/10th Ave Mon-Fri 8:00am- 12:00noon call or walk in

  • The program supports schools and families in making safe and appropriate decisions for connecting children to mental health services for evaluation, ongoing treatment or proper disposition.

  • This service is appropriate for: Students exhibiting suicidal thoughts, suicidal/self injurious behavior or students requiring an URGENT same-day psychiatric evaluation

2. MOBILE CRISIS UNIT: 718-840-4903 If a family can not get in to an ER for an emergency psychiatric assessment, the rapid response unit may be able come to the home and provide assessment and follow up. They are run by Visiting Nurse Services. Schools can assist parents in making the arrangements, it can be done online or over the phone. The mobile crisis unit can come in to school to make the assessments however, there is a 2 hour window before they can come in and it is best if it is done at home with parent present.

3. Columbia Presbyterian Emergency Room – 622 W 168th St NY NY 212-305-2500

Private Psychiatrists: Check first with your primary care provider and health insurance

NYU Dept of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry call 646-929-7815

Dr Luz Green: 718-491-9191

Dr. Irmgard Borner: 718-240-5782

Dr Ladd Spiegel 80 8th Ave/23rd St Suite 1101 212-352-0096


Web-based Referrals & information for mental health/ wellness support

Brooklyn CBT/DBT (Great for Anxiety) 917-512-1274

NYU Langone Child Study Center Family Workshops

Mayor's Office of Thrive NY

Eating Disorders:

North Shore LIJ Cohen’s Childrens Medical Center 718-470-7000

269-01 76th Ave New Hyde Park LI

NY Center for Eating Disorders Maryann Cohen 718-788-6986

June Trademan 718-693-8447

Laurie Lynn Meader 212-685-6856