Are you between the ages of 14-25 and...
...feeling confused or suspicious?
Concerned about a family member?
Family members are often the first to notice mental health issues.
Concerned about a patient?
Get in touch with us.
Like with physical health, a medical professional can help you cope and manage your symptoms.
Family members are often some of the first to notice upsetting symptoms in a loved one. If you are concerned about a family member, here are some signs to look out for:
If you are between 14-25 years old, our ProSPECT program can help. We can help you with:
Getting help early is key in learning to manage symptoms. Because mental health conditions can vary greatly between different people, the ProSPECT team will work with you and your family to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
Your first meeting with the ProSPECT team will be an interview with a mental health professional who can determine what the next steps should be. These steps may involve:
Mental health can vary greatly between different people, so your team will work to design your treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
As with all programs through the Institute for Family Health, nobody is turned away based on their ability to pay.
Andrea Cole, PhD, LCSW, Program Coordinator
Andrea Cole, PhD, LCSW is the coordinator of the ProSPECT program at the Institute for Family Health. Andrea graduated with her MSW in 2008 from Boston College and her PhD in Social Work in 2017 from New York University. Andrea has a long-standing interest in youth and young adults with mental health challenges, and engages in clinical practice, research, and administration to support youth mental health. Currently, Andrea is the Behavioral Health Research Coordinator at the Institute for Family Health as well as an Implementation Specialist at the Center for Practice Innovations, New York State Psychiatric Institute, where she provides trainings in evidence-based behavioral health practice to providers across the state.
Cassidy Macca, LMHC, Project Clinician
Cassidy Macca, MHC-LP, is a ProSPECT clinician at the Institute for Family Health at 17th Street. Cassidy graduated from Pace University in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and minors in Sociology/Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Cassidy graduated from Fordham University with her Master in Mental Health Counseling in 2018. During her second year internship for her master’s program, she was placed at the Institute for Family Health and has been working there since. Cassidy has published research articles related to young adult romantic relationships, and she is passionate about working with children and families. In addition to her ProSPECT work at the Institute, Cassidy sees individual children, adolescents and adults for therapy and runs a group focused on anger management.
David Riley, LMSW, Project Clinician
Graduating from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, David completed an internship at Court Appointed Special Advocates in the Kings County Family Court advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children and families within the NYC foster care system. David began his work at the Institute for Family Health’s Center for Counseling as an intern before joining the team as a full-time staff member. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Anthropology with a minor in Forensic Science from Radford University in Virginia. During his undergraduate tenure, David worked as an intern for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner assisting in abuse and neglect-related child death investigations. This experience has led him to pursue a career as a Clinical Social Worker specializing in the intervention and treatment of childhood and adolescent trauma. In addition to his work with the ProSPECT team, David provides individual, couples, and family therapy and runs a Social Skills Building group for adolescents and a Trauma Recovery group for men.
Abigail Herron, DO, Site Clinical Leader
Neil Calman, MD, FAAFP, Site Executive Leader
Diane Hauser, MPA, Administrative Director
Yulia Landa, PsyD, Site Principal Investigator, Director of CBT Education
Rachel Jespersen, LMSW, Clinical Coordinator
Matthew Dobbs, MA, Education and Technical Support
Rene Kahn, MD, Scientific Director
Cheryl Corcoran, MD, Director of Recruitment and Evaluation
Kim T. Mueser, PhD, Family and FEP Intervention Consultant
Katarzyn Wyka, PhD, Biostatistician
Ilana Nossel, MD, Program Director
Lisa B. Dixon, MD, MPH, Program Advisor