Mental Health

Supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of the East Harlem community.

To contain the spread of COVID-19, our Mental Health program is in full operation through the provision of tele-health sessions. We will continue to accept new clients.



Union Settlement has provided critical mental health services to East Harlem for over 60 years. Our wide array of services are strength-based and help to develop resiliency that enable over 900 children and adults to heal and go on to lead fulfilling and productive lives. We provide counseling and supportive services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors in English and Spanish.

Located at

2089 Third Avenue (114th St)

(929) 527-2824

Johnson Counseling Center

The Johnson Counseling Center is a licensed mental health clinic with a reputation for providing the highest quality comprehensive mental health services. Founded in 1953, the center was named after author, educator and civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson. Generations of families continue to use the Center and attest to our history of successful services. These services are provided by sensitive, experienced mental health professionals and are offered to children, adolescents, adults and older persons living in East Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods.

Yakaira Sencion
Intake Coordinator
(212) 828-6144

Childrenʼs Care Management

Children’s Care Management provides services for children and adolescents ages 5-18 with serious emotional difficulties. The program works with children and their families to identify and utilize mental health counseling and, other supportive services and resources. Services will help the child/adolescent remain with their family and in the community. Our care managers have helped many children/adolescents and their families find specialized programs and services to meet their needs.

For more information, please contact (212) 828-6177.

Early Childhood Mental Health

We’ve established satellite clinics at three of our Early Childhood Education sites. These clinics help families of young children access mental health services to address issues early, and help children who are having difficulties move to a healthy developmental trajectory. One of the interventions we provide at these sites is Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based model that treats the impact of trauma for both the child and the parent.

School Mental Health Program

Our Mental Health Services program operates satellite clinics at three East Harlem public schools (PS 72, PS 102 and PS 146). Our clinical staff provides individual, group and family therapy to approximately 85 students, along with their parents and teachers, at these clinics. Last summer we ran a therapeutic summer camp program for 40 elementary age children who are clients of our school clinics, along with their siblings.

Anabella Ruiz
(212) 996-6127