Mental Health

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

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What We Do

Services are designed to meet individual and family needs. We provide counseling and supportive services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors in English and Spanish.

Did you know our bilingual staff provides individual, group, and family therapy?

We help keep families together, minimize psychiatric hospitalizations, help people stay sober, and save lives.

In 2013 we served more than 1,240 individuals, an increase of 40% over the previous year.

Almost a quarter of our clients are children, ages 12 and under.

Did you know in 2012 we expanded the reach of our Mental Health Services program by opening satellite clinics two East Harlem public schools?

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Services & Programs

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.

  • Services include:
  • Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling and psychotherapy

HIV Mental Health Services

HIV Mental Health Services provides quality mental health services to individuals, couples, children and adolescents who are living with HIV or AIDS and their immediate family members. Treatment takes place in a setting where professionals treat clients with respect and confidentiality is maintained.

Children’s Blended Case Management 

Children’s Blended Case 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 case managers have helped many children/adolescents and their families find specialized programs and services to meet their needs.

To make a referral or receive information about our services, please contact:

Intake Coordinator
(212) 828-6144


Location and Contact Information

Union Settlement Mental Health Services
2089 Third Avenue (114th St)
New York, NY 10029
(212) 828-6144

Linda Embry, Director
lembry@unionsettlement.org