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Outpatient Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families in Staten Island, NY

For those in need of outpatient services, you can access the area’s leading behavioral health team of licensed physicians, therapists, counselors, and board-certified psychiatrists at Staten Island Mental health Society, a division of Richmond University Medical Center.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a psychiatric emergency, call 9-1-1.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

Committed to providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the children, adolescents, and families in our community, services are provided by a board certified psychiatrist and licensed clinical professionals. Services are available to assist with life challenges, relationship issues, behavioral issues with a child or teen, depression, anxiety, trauma, and persistent mental illness. Treatment is delivered using a multidisciplinary, team-based approach with clinicians who emphasize family involvement for both diagnostic and therapeutic services. Treatment options include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Parent training/support
  • Child skills training
  • Parent-infant dyadic therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma treatment
  • Medication management

Fees are determined on a sliding scale, and Medicaid and third-party insurance are accepted. Evening and Saturday hours available at two locations:

Chait Children’s Mental Health CenterDr. Kenneth Popler Children’s Center
669 Castleton Ave,Staten Island, NY 10301444 St. Mark’s Pl,Staten Island, NY 10301

To schedule an appointment, please call (718)-442-2225

Children’s Day Treatment

Children’s Day Treatment is a site-based, structured mental health treatment program. It consists of psychotherapy and skills training services in a therapeutic educational setting for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 with severe emotional or behavioral challenges. Individual and family therapies are combined with small classes for a comprehensive treatment process. The high school division also offers work-study and other off-site educational opportunities.

Services are available throughout the year and are provided using a multidisciplinary team approach under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional. Services are not part of inpatient or residential treatment services. The goals of Day Treatment include:

  • Stabilizing the child’s mental health status
  • Developing and improving the child’s independent living and socialization skills
  • Providing training to enable the child to live in the community

Children’s Day treatment is offered at the following locations:

PS 25/IS 25 Annex
669 Castleton Ave
Staten Island, NY 10301
South Richmond High School
6581 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10309

On-Site School Mental Health Programs

School-based mental health services are available for children enrolled in partner schools. Day and evening counseling and other services are also available for parents and families. Children must be enrolled in one of the schools to receive services.

Participating schools include:

P.S. 57
140 Palma Dr
Staten Island, NY 10304
P.S. 44
80 Maple Pkwy
Staten Island,  NY 10303

I.S. 27

11 Clove Lake Pl
Staten Island, NY 10310

 I.S. 2

333 Midland Ave,
Staten Island, NY 10306

 P.S. 78

100 Tompkins Ave
Staten Island NY 10304

 I.S. 49

101 Warren St
Staten Island, NY 10304

For an appointment, please call (718)-442-2225.

ASAP: Adolescent & Adult Substance Abuse Program

ASAP provides treatment and support for adolescents and their families struggling with substance abuse and dependency. Children affected by a caregiver’s substance use may receive services as well. ASAP is licensed through the NYS Office of Addiction and Support Services to provide assistance to children ages 11 or older. ASAP is directed and operated by master’s level therapists and certified addictions counselors who work in partnership with hospitals, judicial services, human services, and educational systems.

ASAP includes:

  • Drug and alcohol assessments
  • Multi-family group therapy
  • Peer group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Urine drug screens
  • Psychiatric consultation

ASAP utilizes a family-focused approach to treatment. While adolescents are held accountable for sobriety, parents get help and support in building parenting skills by setting clear limits, expectations, and personal boundaries.

ASAP is located at 444 St. Mark’s Place, Staten Island, NY 10301.

For more information, please call (718)-442-2225.