Mental Health for Adolescents
Recognizing that substance use and mental illnesses often begin during adolescence, START operates this adolescent mental health program:
Teen START opened in 2017 in our Central Harlem location, and can be reached at 212-222-2069. Teen START is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). At Teen START, people ages 12-17 can receive:
· Psychotherapy. Provided by licensed social workers and mental health counselors, Teen START offers comprehensive assessments; individual therapy; psycho-education and group therapy; and family therapy
· Psychiatry. All adolescents can receive a psychiatric evaluation and if necessary, the psychiatrist can provide and monitor medications.