CARES (Community Assistance Resources and Extended Services)
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CARES (Community Assistance Resources and Extended Services)

Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Lower East Side Accepting In-person

Currently accepting new clients. We have services, in English, Mandarin, and Russian.

Updated September 27, 2023

CARES provides a wide array of services, including individual, family, couples therapy, and group work. They seek to provide the best evidence-based treatment individually tailored for each case. Clinicians at CARES work with children, teens, parents, families, couples, and adults across the lifespan from ages 2 through 64. They offer services in English, Chinese (Mandarin), Turkish, and Russian.


What services does your practice offer?

CARES providers include licensed psychologists and social workers and doctoral and master's level students in training. Each provider brings their own unique experiences and utilizes evidence-based approaches consisting of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness practices, supportive talk therapy, and much more. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual client and created collaboratively to focus on what the client feels are the most important areas of need for him/her/them. Our clinicians come from a wide variety of varying cultural and religious backgrounds and speak Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Spanish and Hebrew.

Treatment is offered for all individuals, serving a wide variety of mental health stress and diagnosis.

Why should I choose your practice?

CARES believes no one person is an Island. We view clients as parts of a more extensive system of family, community, environment, and that all these intricate pieces and people in our lives influence us in many ways, both negatively and positively. We work to support you and teach you to learn and grow so that you no longer need our services and can achieve your life goals by using tools and building your support systems. We want to walk the path with you until we are no longer needed. We want to see you succeed. We know everyone is capable; they need the right tools, thinking style, and support to reach their goals. Lastly, in a world currently so isolated, we want to connect with each client on a very human level and bring hope back into your life.

What are your practice's specialties?

~~~~~~~~~~~~Please note that we are starting Caregiver Skills Training Groups (CST) in both English and Spanish in January 2022 for caregivers with children, ages 3-13, who are on the Autism Spectrum or have developmental disabilities. Please see our group section for more information. There will also be more Mandarin groups starting later in the year.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We have a wide variety of specialties and each practitioner brings their own unique approach.

We focus on using evidence-based approaches

We treat depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, life stress, stress due to medical conditions, anxiety due to Covid-19, trauma, school and work stress, couples and family issues, parent training, and we support varying ethnicities and the LGBTQ community and the challenges they face in the world today.

Multicultural competency is essential and considered in every case.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety. This also includes stress related to Covid-19, academics, work, and relationships.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Child, Adolescent, adult, couples and family - We treat all ages from birth (parent training) up to age 65. CARES has a strong history and expertise in working with children, adolescents and families. Our clinical psychologists have extensive experience with adults.

Cultural competency - Our providers welcome cultures of all forms into the therapy room and conversations, such as ethnicity, family values, community values, gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultural diversity.

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Amerigroup
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan (HIP) of New York
  • Healthfirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $150
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

We take most insurances, except Aetna and Cigna. Please reach out to see if your specific plan is accepted.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am until varying times into the evening
  • Tue 9am until varying times into the evening
  • Wed 9am- 4pm (last session from 4-5)
  • Thu 9am until varying times into the evening
  • Fri 10am-3pm (last session from 3-4)
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Lower East Side practice
465 Grand St. , 2, New York, New York 10002
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am until varied times in the evening
  • Tue 9am until varied times in the evening
  • Wed 9am until varied times in the evening
  • Thu 9am until varied times in the evening
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 018830





Client testimonials

"Everyone has been very nice and helpful so far."
- Zencare client • January 2022