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.
Dana Brodsky, LMSW, Project Clinician
Dana graduated with her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work in May 2020 after completing the Advanced Clinical Practice track with a focus on health, mental health, and disabilities. She is a licensed social worker in the state of New York. Dana also graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BA in Psychology. In her graduate school training, Dana interned at an after-school college access program for adolescents providing counseling and social-emotional/mental health programming. Dana also interned at the Mount Sinai Morningside (formerly St. Luke’s) Child & Family Institute in the outpatient department providing biopsychosocial intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, collateral family therapy, and small group therapy. Dana was thrilled to join the IFH staff as a Mental Health Clinician and ProSPECT clinician. She is committed to providing trauma-informed care and support to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Jessica Younger, MSW, Project Clinician
Jessica graduated from Stony Brook University with her MSW in May 2021 after completing the Families and Youth in Transition track. She also attended Stony Brook University for her undergraduate degree, completing two BAs, Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies, in four years. Jessica is a licensed social worker with the state of New York and has 2 years of case management experience prior to entering graduate school. During the first year of her graduate training, Jessica interned with Commonpoint Queens within Martin Van Buren High School. There, she provided group therapy and individual crisis intervention for 9th and 10th grade students. For her second-year internship, she worked with the Family Health Center of Harlem providing individual therapy to a diverse caseload of clients. Jessica was excited to be offered the opportunity to continue to work with the Institute for Family Health as a Mental Health Clinician and a ProSPECT clinician post-graduation. She believes strongly in taking a person in environment approach to therapy and is committed to collaborative treatment.
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