TZ Mental Health Resources

Community Mental Health Resources

This list of local programs and services is maintained by the Tappan Zee High School school psychologists as a resource for families. Please note that neither the organizations nor their websites are managed or monitored by the South Orangetown Central School District.

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Counseling & Mental Health
Social Services
Substance Use


If you believe that you or your child is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, call 911.

Behavioral Health Response Team
24-Hour Hotline: (845) 517-0400
24/7 mental health outreach services offered through Rockland Paramedic Services.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24-Hour Hotline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 in the US

The Trevor Project for LGBTQ Youth
24-Hour Hotline:  1 (866) 588-7386

Love is Respect
This 24 hour text service is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Loveisrespect works toward preventing and ending abusive relationships among teenagers.
866-331-9474: text LOVEIS to 22522

Center for Safety & Change
9 Johnsons Lane, New City, New York 10956
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (845) 634-3344
(845) 634-3391 | [email protected]
Provides support services, including emergency shelter, for women and children impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Satellite offices at St. Thomas Aquinas College and Dominican College.


CANDLE Center at Tappan Zee High School
Lois Ross, MSW and Ron Garzia
Walk-in hours, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00–5:30 pm

Center for Applied Psychology at Bikur Cholim
25 Robert Pitt Drive, Suite 101, Monsey, NY 10952
(845) 425-5252

Frawley Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital
3 Campbell Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 368-5222

Hearts and Crafts Grief Counseling
330B Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
(201) 818-9399 |
Offers individual, group and family counseling for children, teens and adults. Specializes in working with families dealing with serious illness.

Hudson Valley Center for Cognitive Therapy
421 North Highland Avenue, Upper Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 353-3399 |
Provides individual, couple and family therapy, psychological testing and provider education.

Mental Health Association of Rockland County
Kathy Abramson, Family Peer Advocate Supervisor
(845) 267-2172 x278 | [email protected] |
Offers support groups and services for teens and parents.

Mental Health Association (MHA) of Westchester
BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC) Office: 131 North Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
(914) 345-0700 x7350 |
Provides advocacy, community education and direct care services.

New Fronteras
Edwardo J. Rodriguez, PhD, LMHC, Executive Director
PO Box 322, Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 675-7596 |
Provides counseling, psychotherapy and behavioral consulting services. Bilingual counselors available.

NAMI of Rockland
Rockland Psychiatric Center, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Helpline: (845) 359-8787 |
Offers parent support groups, mental health education and family peer support.

Partnership for Safe Youth
BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 405-4180 |
Provides a continuum of behavioral health, social services and educational support to Rockland County children and teenagers who are struggling academically, socially and emotionally. An interdisciplinary team of highly-trained, multilingual experts from the Rockland County Department of Mental Health, the Rockland County Department of Social Services, the Rockland County Department of Probation, the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and Rockland BOCES works closely with the youth, the family, the school district and existing providers to address their unique – and, often unmet – needs.

Pomona Mental Health Clinic
Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center
50 Sanatorium Road, Building F, Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 364-2150

United Hospice of Rockland Hope & Healing Center
11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-4974 | [email protected]
In addition to individual and group support, UHR’s Healing Hearts Program offers support for families with children, ages 4-18, who have lost a loved one.

Volunteer Counseling Services (VCS)
77 South Main Street, New City, New York 10956
(845) 634-5729 |


Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1
Dial 211 |
United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public in finding the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. It is open 365 days a year and serves Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester and Putnam counties.

Rockland County Department of Social Services (DSS)
50 Sanatorium Road Bldg L, Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 364-3100 |
DSS offers a wide range of eligibility programs and services to families and individuals to assist them in meeting their basic needs for food, shelter and medical care.


New York Hope Line
1 (877) 846-7369 |
Find help for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling.

Lexington Center for Recovery
100 Route 59, Airmont, NY 10952
(845) 369-9701 |
Services for individuals over the age of 18 only.

High Focus Centers
(877) 960-0197 |
Adolescent and adult treatment for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.

Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence (RCADD)
25 Smith Street, Suite 101, Nanuet, New York 10954
(845) 215-9788 |

Samaritan Daytop Village
Rockland Outpatient Treatment Program
620 Route 303, Blauvelt, NY 10913
(845) 353-2730 |
Samaritan Daytop Village offers an array of outpatient and residential substance use treatment programs across the New York metro area.


Katelin Burns, Ph.D.
School Psychologist
(845) 680-1613

Bradley Hercman, Psy.D.
School Psychologist
(845) 680-1610

Ponnu John, LMSW
Prevention Counselor
(845) 680-1671

Jessenia Cursio, LCSW
School Social Worker
(845) 680-1775
(845) 680-1134


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