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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
Programs & Services
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.
Our comprehensive mental health therapy is available in-person at JWJ Counseling Center as well as virtually through telehealth sessions.
We offer different approaches to individual therapy to meet your goals including:
- Talk therapy
- Creative arts therapy through music, drama, and art
The pandemic has taken a toll on couples. We can help you improve communication and conflict resolution in your relationship
Family conflict can create so much stress in the home. We offer a safe place to learn healthier communication styles and better ways to address conflict in your family.
Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Management
Alongside therapy, Medication has proven to be effective in treating ailments like depression and anxiety. We can help find the right treatment for you.
You are not alone. Our support groups gather a community with similar struggles to lean on each other and heal together. We offer specific groups for children and teens as well as parents and adults.
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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.