Individual & Family Counseling


**Wellness centers are now open 6 days a week for in-person and remote services (subject to change depending on factors related to COVID-19). Please check the information for each center below for site-specific in-person hours (additional office hours can be scheduled as needed). Our main wellness center number is 718-358-8288. We are following all COVID-19 guidelines, including mask wearing by staff, clients, and anyone at our centers.**

Jamaica Family Wellness Center
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, Second Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
In-Person Hours:
Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Remote services available six days a week
Macari Family Wellness Center
140-15B Sanford Avenue, Second Floor
Flushing, NY 11355
In-Person Hours:
Monday: 1-8 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Remote services available six days a week
Woodside Family Wellness Center
43-08 52nd Street, Second Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
In-Person Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday: 12-8 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Remote services available six days a week

The Child Center of NY provides therapy and support to children, adults, and whole families who are struggling with a range of emotional and social difficulties. Our caring and qualified staff help clients build resilience, develop social-emotional skills, work through trauma, improve self-esteem, succeed in school and at work, thrive in life, and develop coping skills that will help them handle challenges now and in the future.

We offer culturally sensitive assessment and treatment/counseling services, including medication management and psychiatric evaluations (when applicable), by licensed social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nurse practitioners. Medicaid and many third-party insurance plans are accepted. Fees for individuals without insurance are determined based on family income.

To reach any of our wellness centers listed below, please call our main wellness center number, 718-358-8288. Our fax number is 718-358-5265. We have staff who speak two dozen languages who are ready to assist you in the language you speak. When you call our main wellness number, you can listen to our options in English, Bengali, Chinese, or Spanish for assistance in reaching the services you need; you may leave a message in any language, and we will assist you in that language.


Elmhurst Clinic*
Hank Auffarth Family Center
81-14 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: 718-458-4243
Director: Jessica Barrera-Morales, LCSW-R jessicamorales@childcenterny.org

For intakes and referrals, please contact our Intake Coordinator:
Kelly Perez:
Email: kellyperez@childcenterny.org
Cell Phone: 917-935-2432

  • Hours: Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday—Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Services provided: Culturally competent and multi-lingual outpatient counseling for mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Special Services: Child Center Benefits Access, addiction services, Asian Outreach Program, Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative
  • Ages accepted: All ages, newborn-adult
  • Admission criteria: One member of family must have a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. Individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism diagnoses are not eligible for this program.
  • Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu

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Jamaica Family Wellness Center
163-18 Jamaica Avenue, Second Floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Director of Operations: Omar Kazi omarkazi@childcenterny.org

  • Hours: (These reflect current hours; please call our main number for more information; we maintain flexible hours for both in-person and remote services.) In-person hours: Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Remote services are available six days a week: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Services provided: Individual and group counseling for mental health and/or substance use disorder, court-involved youth program, random toxicology, anger management, trauma groups, domestic violence services, family counseling, DUI Program and vocational counseling.
  • Other services available on site: Child Center Benefits Access, Early Childhood Mental Health InitiativeJobNet internship program, ParentChild+, primary medical care for children and adults, and tele-visiting for incarceration-involved families.
  • Ages accepted: All ages, newborn-adult
  • Admission criteria: Current or past history of substance use disorder or mental health concerns or being affected by someone else’s substance use. Serves parents whose substance use may be interfering with their ability to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
  • Languages spoken: Bengali, Creole, English, Russian, Spanish, and others
  • Public transportation: Subway— E, J, Z train to Jamaica Center stop; walk three blocks north on Jamaica Avenue.

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Macari Family Wellness Center
140-15B Sanford Avenue, Second Floor
Flushing, NY 11355
Senior Program Director: Cho-Yung (Cathy) Wu, LCSW-R, RPT-S, CASAC cathywu@childcenterny.org

  • Hours: (These reflect current hours; please call our main number for more information; we maintain flexible hours for both in-person and remote services.) In-person hours: Monday: 1-8 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Remote services are available six days a week: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Services provided: Culturally competent and multi-lingual outpatient counseling for mental health and substance use issues.
  • Other services available on site: Asian Outreach Program, Child Center Benefits Access, Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative, Macari Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program, OnTrackNY, and primary medical care for children and adults.
  • Ages: All ages, newborn-adult
  • Admission criteria: Must have mental health diagnosis. Individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism diagnoses are not eligible for this program.
  • Languages: Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), English, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and others
  • Public transportation: Subway—#7 train to Main St., Buses—Q17, Q20A/B, Q25, Q32, Q34, Q44, Q65, LIRR to Main St.

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Woodside Family Wellness Center
43-08 52nd Street, Second Floor
Woodside, NY 11377
Senior Program Director: Jessica Barrera-Morales Jessicamorales@childcenterny.org

  • Hours: (These reflect current hours; please call our main number for more information; we maintain flexible hours for both in-person and remote services.) In-person hours: Monday & Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday: 12-8 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Remote services are available six days a week: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Services provided: Culturally competent and multi-lingual outpatient counseling for mental health and substance use issues.
  • Other services available on site: Asian Outreach Program, Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative, Early Head Start, Functional Family Therapy (FFT), ParentChild+ and Youth Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Ages accepted: All ages, newborn-adult
  • Admission criteria: Must have a mental health diagnosis. Individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism diagnoses are not eligible for this program.
  • Languages spoken: English, Bengali, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Romanian, Spanish, and others
  • Public transportation: Subway–7 train to 52 St. LIRR–Woodside Station (10-15-minute walk). Bus–Q32 to Roosevelt Ave/51 St, Bus—Q60 to Queens Blvd. and 52nd Street.

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The Child Center also offers individual and family counseling through the Asian Outreach Program, which was developed in response to the unique needs of the Asian community. Our highly trained bilingual and bicultural therapists understand firsthand the hardships of immigration and are able to break through the language and cultural barriers that often keep Asian children and families from getting the help they need and deserve.

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