Behavioral Health Program—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
The Behavioral Health Program—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone provides treatment and support for people and families who are experiencing mental health disorders.
Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone is the primary location for mental healthcare services at the Family Health Centers. Licensed clinical social workers also provide behavioral healthcare at the following locations:
- Family Physician Family Health Center at NYU Langone
- Flatbush Family Health Center at NYU Langone
- Park Ridge Family Health Center at NYU Langone
- Park Slope Family Health Center at NYU Langone
- Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—55th Street
- Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone—Second Avenue
Additional programs take place at our Healthy Connections Clinic. We also run Community Mental Health Programs, through our School Health Program for public school students and Community Medicine Program for people who are homeless.
If you or a loved one need urgent mental healthcare, services are available at the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. Intensive therapy and care are also available through our inpatient psychiatric unit at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.
Our care providers are committed to inclusivity and respect the needs of the diverse population we serve, which includes the LGBTQ+ community. We are sensitive to issues related to culture and ethnicity, and offer language and translation services for people who speak Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish.
Behavioral Health Services at Sunset Terrace Family Health Center
At Sunset Terrace Family Health Center, our team of physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, and mental health counselors helps restore, maintain, and enhance the wellbeing of adults, adolescents, and children who have mental health disorders.
We provide individual, group, and family therapy, including therapy for children and adolescents and geriatric treatment for older adults. Psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and psychological testing and case management are also available.
Care is provided for people experiencing depression, mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children, insomnia, and schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, as well as other mental health conditions.
At Sunset Terrace Family Health Center, we provide therapy for people who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition but are also coping with substance use issues such as opioid addiction and alcoholism. Medical treatment for substance use disorder is available through our adult medicine primary care program.
Specialized Mental Health Programs
Specialized mental health programs are also available at Sunset Terrace Family Health Center.
The Psychosocial Club is a program for people with serious mental illness who benefit from daily social support and interaction. The club meets weekdays, and breakfast and lunch are served.
Project Second Try serves children ages 5 to 18 who are struggling with inappropriate sexual tendencies, including those who have sexually offended and have sexual behavior issues. We also provide support and education to guardians and family members of Project Second Try participants.
The Sunset Terrace Integration and Recovery (STIR) Program helps people who are being treated for mental health conditions access medical assessments and primary care. Health literacy classes and support groups on topics such as tobacco cessation, healthy eating and wellness, and diabetes management are also provided.
Healthy Connections Clinic
Healthy Connections is an outpatient mental health clinic that is part of the Community-Based Programs—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone. The Healthy Connections Clinic provides treatment to children, adolescents, and adults who have been affected by trauma.
Social workers, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners work together to assess, diagnose, and treat psychological trauma disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and traumatic stress in children.
Care is provided at the Healthy Connections Clinic, 6025 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn. Please call 718-630-7991 for more information.
Community Mental Health Programs
Mental health services are also provided by licensed social workers at elementary, intermediate, and high schools served by the School Health Program. If medication intervention is indicated, students are referred to a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Licensed social workers, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners also provide mental health services at homeless shelters through our Community Medicine Program.
Psychology Externship Training Program
The Sunset Terrace Family Health Center hosts a psychology externship training program for students enrolled in a clinical, counseling, or school psychology doctoral program. For more information, please call 718 437-5218.