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New York, NY, Childrens' Mental Health Services

Behavioral-Mental Health 212-426-3417

In spite of the odds, there is a common thread of triumph in all our stories. Overcoming adversity, successful self-esteeming building, making strides in educational achievement and emotional growth — these are the simplest, and truest, ways to describe the Northside experience.
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BEHAVIORAL MENTAL HEALTH                                                                                                Phone: 212-426-3417

Northside’s clinics provide youth and their families with psychiatric, psychopharmacological, and psychotherapy services.  Clinical staff is trained in several evidence-based treatment models.  The clinic is located on 110th Street. Our on- site clinic hours are 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9:30 am - 3:30 pm on Saturdays. We work with clients in the home, in the community and in our schools.

Early Childhood Mental Healthis a New York City Thrive initiative funded by the Department of Health which provides support for children birth to five, their families as well as their caregivers. Northside Center is the exclusive provider of these services for the entire borough of Manhattan. We conduct an in depth intake to determine the best help for your family. For more information please call 212-426-3403. We see children and families at our Main Clinic at 35 East 110th Street and also at our satellite office at 2 Allen Street. We can provide services in English, Spanish and Mandarin.


Clinics in Schools is a program which provides mental health treatment during school hours to children who struggle with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges.  In addition to providing a school-based clinic, Northside offers support to school personnel in addressing and managing challenging behaviors. We also provide medication management and counseling for family crises. We strengthen school, family, and community partnerships to improve outcomes for youth with serious mental health needs.The school clinics operate Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm, depending on the schedules of parents who need after-school appointments.  Clinics are located at: KIPP Infinity, KIPP College Prep, KIPP Academy, Central Park East Middle School, PS 161, Alain Locke Schools: PS 208, Link Charter and PS 195) East Harlem Scholars Academy 1 and 2.
Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program (HBCI) helps seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents avoid psychiatric hospitalization through short-term, intensive, family-centered therapeutic and supportive services.  Program therapists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help families learn the signs that precede an emotional crisis, the methods to avoid future crises, and the social and therapeutic resources available to them.

 ​​Special Needs Preventive Service Unit  offers Family Connections which provides specialized home based support services for children and families experiencing domestic violence, abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect.  By helping parents and their children create a safe environment and enhancing family strengths, children can remain with their parents and avoid the foster care system.

Project CARE(Commitment and Recovery Empowers) is a Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Intensive Prevention program geared towards families with significant substance abuse and mental health concerns.  Services are family focused within the lens of the family’s cultural context coupled with a holistic approach to rehabilitation.  A multi-disciplinary team recommends clinical interventions that require staff to meet with families two to three times per week in the initial phase and then follow a “step-down” process that continues services at a less intensive level for families who no longer need more frequent monitoring.  The Preventive Services Unit operates 9:00am - 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, and 10:00am - 2:00pm on Saturdays.

Creative Arts Therapy Program is one of very few programs in New York City that uses children and family art therapy groups to create a holistic and multi-faceted approach to help heal from sexual abuse.  Combined with individual therapy for children and teens and their non-offending parents, this innovative approach effectively keeps all invested in the process of recovering from sexual abuse, and preventing future re-victimization.  Groups run for 23-week sessions. The Non-offending Parent Group meets with children twice during the 23 week program.