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CARES (Community Assistance Resources and Extended Services)Group practice

Group practice
New York
Anxiety -Adjustment difficulties & disorders- Depression-Child, Adolescent, adult, couples and family -Cultural competency -Autism spectrum disorder-

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Practice Information


CARES provides a wide array of services, including individual and family therapy. They seek to provide the best evidence-based treatment individually tailored for each case. Clinicians at CARES work with children, teens, parents, families, and adults across the lifespan from ages 3 through 64. They offer services in English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Spanish.


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 and Spanish.

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?

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.

Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 095079


English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin


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)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

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


  • Amerigroup
  • Beacon Health Options
  • 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

CARES (Community Assistance Resources and Extended Services) is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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.

Client testimonials

"Everyone has been very nice and helpful so far."
- Zencare client January 2022
"Mary was quick to respond and thorough. She made the process easy and showed compassion"
- Zencare client July 2023
"They unfortunately are out of network but went above and beyond by finding me something else"
- Zencare client August 2023