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 You can do a search by insurance, geographical area and specific expertise or area of concern

Agency Based Services:

Good Shepherd Services (Park Slope and Red Hook—catchment area) : 718-788-0666

Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center 718-375-1200

Brooklyn Women’s and Family Counseling Center 718-748-1234 (Bay Ridge) 718-232-8600

Jewish Board of Family & Chilldren’s Services Teen Clinic 1-844-one-call 1-888-523-2769

Center for Family Life (Sunset Park): 443 39th St Brooklyn 11232 718-438-9500

Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy: 300 Flatbush Ave (Park Slope)718-622-2000

Park Slope Center for Mental Health: 257 15th St #103 Park Slope 718-788-5101

Ackerman Institute for the Family: 212-879-4900

Red Hook Health Initiative: 718-858-6782

Sunset Terrace Family Health Center 718-630-7942

NYU Child Study Center: 646-754-5000

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 afamily 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.

Call NYC Well to arrange assessment: 1-888-692-9355

Or file online :

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 Excellent Source of Referral 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

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

NYU Langone Child Study Center Family Workshops


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