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Outpatient Services for Children, Adolescents & Families

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Outpatient Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families

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 children, adolescents, and families in our community. Services are provided by board certified psychiatrists and licensed clinical professionals. Services are available to assist with life challenges, relationship issues, behavioral issues, 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:

  • Individual therapy
  • Parental support
  • Child skills training
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication management

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

Chait Children’s Mental Health CenterDr. Kenneth Popler Children’s Center
669 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301
For an appointment, call 718-818-6690
444 St. Mark’s Place, Staten Island, NY 10301
For an appointment, call 718-818-4440

Children’s Day Treatment

Children’s Day Treatment is a site-based, structured mental health program. It consists of psychotherapy and skills training services in a therapeutic educational setting for children and adolescents in grades K-12 with severe emotional or behavioral challenges. Individual, group, and family therapies are combined with small classes for a comprehensive treatment process. The high school division offers linkage to college and vocational skills training opportunities for summer youth employment. 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 at St. Rita’s
30 Wellbrook Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
718-929-4267, ext. 1061
(school-based DOE line that is directed to Day Treatment North’s program manager)
South Richmond High School
6581 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10309
718-818-6591 or 718-818-6590

On-Site School Mental Health Programs

School-based mental health services including trauma informed psychotherapy and psychiatric care 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 Drive
Staten Island, NY 10304
P.S. 44
80 Maple Parkway
Staten Island,  NY 10303

I.S. 27

11 Clove Lake Place
Staten Island, NY 10310

 I.S. 2

333 Midland Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

 P.S. 78

100 Tompkins Avenue
Staten Island NY 10304

 I.S. 49

101 Warren Street
Staten Island, NY 10304

For additional information, please call 718-818-4440.

ASAP: Adolescent & Adult Substance Abuse Program

Like adolescents across the nation, teens on Staten Island and throughout New York State are struggling.  Rates of teen mental health problems, suicidal ideation, vaping and substance use are on the rise. 

ASAP is licensed through the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.  The program provides outpatient treatment to adolescents (ages 11-16) teenagers, adults and their families struggling with substance abuse & dependency and mental health problems. It is directed and operated by licensed therapists and certified addiction counselors who are experts in treating addiction and mental health disorders at the developmentally appropriate level.

In addition to addressing the root cause of mental health and substance use disorders, our team provides young people tools for healthy coping by helping them build emotional regulation, relationship skills and stress resilience. ASAP uses a person-centered and family-focused approach to treatment. ASAP works with the client while in the recovery process and supports families by assisting with parenting skills by setting clear limits, expectations, and personal boundaries.

Our team also provides family-based treatment. Families & loved ones are able to be involved in helping plan their child’s treatment goals (if they choose). Treatment is also available for significant others affected by a loved one’s drug use, including spouses, children, parents and siblings.

ASAP Treatment Services:

  • Drug, Alcohol, and Mental Health Assessment
  • Individual, Peer Group and Multi-Family Group therapy
  • Toxicology Testing
  • Case Management
  • Psychiatric Consultation

Collaboration with Other Professionals:

  • Hospitals
  • Judicial Systems
  • Human Services
  • Schools and Educational Systems

Psychiatric and Medical Services Include:

  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation and Prescription of Medication
  • Medication Management
  • Medical Care/Primary Care Services
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment

ASAP is located at 444 Saint Mark’s Place, Staten Island, NY 10301. For more information, please call 718-818-4440.