Behavioral and Mental Healthcare

COMPASSIONATE, INCLUSIVE AND INDIVIDUALIZED CARE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Life can be challenging, and everyone can feel overwhelmed from time to time. Our culturally sensitive team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and social workers are committed to helping you navigate through any difficulties that you may be facing, including but not limited to anxiety, work-life balance, relationship issues, trauma, sadness, irritability, or difficulties concentrating.

The Floating Hospital welcomes individuals of all ages, from school age children (5+) to older adults. We can treat your whole family and will take the time to tailor individual personalized treatment plans and set goals that you can achieve. Our behavioral- and mental-health services are fully integrated with our medical and dental clinics, making sure that all your health needs are conveniently met in one setting.

The Floating Hospital has been providing care to New York City families for more than 150 years and we are passionate about the work we do. Give us a call! You will speak with a case manager, who will answer your questions and help you connect with one of our licensed providers.

The Floating Hospital is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health

HOW DO I KNOW THAT I NEED HELP?

Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be warning signs of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Withdrawing from people and usual activities
  • Having low energy or enthusiasm
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking or drinking more than usual, or using drugs
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Hearing voices or believing people are out to harm you
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of yourself or your children
  • Inability to motivate yourself to attend work or school

What if I don’t have any behavioral health issues but just want to talk with someone about my day-to-day life challenges?

Even if there is no obvious sign of a problem, many people find therapy helps them improve their communication and coping skills, relationships, work productivity and sense of well-being. For example, therapy can help heal relationships with family members and/or friends; help you become a better parent; help you realize your potential and better manage daily stresses so that they don’t interfere with your life; and help end destructive behaviors such as smoking and/or drinking. Many people seek therapy to address a specific episode like a death in their family.

What is expected of me?

Commitment. Therapy requires a commitment of time, a willingness to make your appointments, honesty in relaying feelings and issues, and a determination to work through those issues.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

If you are a current patient of The Floating Hospital, speak to your medical provider about a referral for behavioral healthcare. If not, call 718-784-2240, ext 166 or 207 to speak to a case manager about your interest in behavioral health services

SPECIALTIES

Our specialties include domestic violence, mood disorders and family therapy. Specific issues we treat include:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Child or adolescent
  • Chronic impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Family conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse control disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Life transitions
  • Marital and premarital
  • Medication management
  • Men’s issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationships
  • Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Racial identity
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self esteem
  • Self-harming
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sleep or insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Teen violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight loss
  • Women’s issues
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The Floating Hospital has a family approach to healthcare

Patients of all ages—from young children to elder adults—are welcome. Our counseling and psychiatric services are provided in English, Spanish and French.

  • Acceptance and commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Emotionally focused
  • Family/marital
  • Family systems
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Play therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma focused

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Floating Hospital remains unchanged in its commitment to provide care, regardless of ability to pay, to New York City’s most vulnerable residents, homeless families living in family shelters and domestic violence safe houses. For them we are an island of stability in their often turbulent, and ever-changing world. Your support matters and makes a difference.

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$250

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