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 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.
Caity Thompson is originally from the west coast and has been living in New York City for 8 years. She uses an integrated therapy approach to assist her clients through the therapeutic process. Caity has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for individuals, groups, families and for psychosis. She also has additional training in EMDR therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical behavior therapy. Caity provides each client with individualized services tailored to their needs. She believes the most important part of the therapeutic process is a strong trusting relationship between the client and therapist and she strives to provide an open accepting environment for each person she works with.
Amanda Spadaccini is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician with extensive training in personality disorders, LGBTQ and gender affirming care, and a full time mental health provider at the Institute for Family Health. Amanda graduated in 2015 from Brooklyn College with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and has experience working with both adolescents and adults utilizing cognitive behavioral and psychodymanic methods of individual and group treatment.
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.