Individual & Family Counseling


**Wellness centers are now open 2-4 days a week for in-person services for clients (subject to change depending on factors related to COVID-19). Please check the information for each clinic below for site-specific in-person hours. Our main clinic 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:
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 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:
Tuesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m
Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Remote services available six days a week
Woodside Family Wellness Center
67-14 41st Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
In-Person Hours:
Monday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Remote services are available six days a week

The Child Center of NY provides therapy and support to children and families 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 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 clinics listed below, please call our main clinic 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 clinic 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

For intakes for our Court-Involved Youth Program please contact our Engagement Specialist:
Isayra Santos:
Email: Isayrasantos@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: Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 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, random toxicology, anger management, trauma groups, domestic violence services, family counseling, DUI Program and vocational counseling.
  • Other services available on site: tele-visiting, Prevention and Family Support programs, Early Childhood Mental Health services, pediatric tele-health services, JobNet internship program, and Child Center Benefits Access.
  • 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: Tuesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 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 abuse issues.
  • Special Services: Child Center Benefits Access, Asian Outreach Program, Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative, OnTrackNY, and Macari Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program
  • 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
67-14 41st Avenue
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: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 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 issues.
  • 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, Creole, Romanian, Spanish, and others
  • Public transportation: Subways—#7 to 69th Street/Fisk Ave., E, F, V, G, R to Roosevelt Ave., Buses—Q18, Q45, Q60.

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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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*Elmhurst Clinic has relocated to Woodside Clinic. All services can be accessed at Woodside Clinic and via tele-health. Please call 718-458-4243 so that we can help you.

 


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