Counseling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Individuals, families and couples dealing with the challenges of hearing loss are invited to contact psychotherapist Jeff Wax, LCSW-R, at (917) 305-7739 or jwax@CHChearing.org. Inquire about our full array of emotional health and wellness services in New York City for people who communicate orally as well as those who use sign language (ASL). Click to learn more about who we are and how we can help.
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- Ongoing Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy
- Therapeutic Support Groups (see above)
- Medication Consultation and Maintenance
- Crisis Intervention
- NF2 Support Group
- Information and Referral
Support Groups for People with Hearing Loss
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of support and guidance? We offer therapeutic support groups to help guide your journey as you emotionally adapt and improve your life. Click below to learn more about support groups that could help you address your individual emotional challenges. Groups meet weekly in an environment equipped with assistive listening devices.
- Working Professionals who are Hard of Hearing
- Parents of a Child with Hearing Loss
- College Students with Hearing Loss
- Hard of Hearing LGBT People
- Stress Reduction Program for People with Hearing Loss
We welcome referrals from professionals in health care, legal, vocational, and educational services as well as the NYS Employee Assitance Program (EAP). Our clinicians are available for phone consultations to review clinical details, health insurance coverage and any other relevant matters. Professionals are advised to contact Jeff Wax, Director, Health and Wellness Center at CHC at (917) 305-7739 or jwax@CHChearing.org.
A first intake appointment typically takes place very soon after insurance is verified and authorized. Please remember that in addition to ongoing counseling sessions we also perform psychiatric evaluations which can be completed after just a few sessions.
We'll Help You Navigate Life's Challenges
All people face difficult life predicaments such as family or peer relationship conflicts, the death of a loved one, parenting issues, school or work problems, marriage/divorce and intimate relationship issues that harshly affect our lives and cause upset. The Emotional Health and Wellness Center at the Center for Hearing and communication has been providing services to people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind and struggling with emotional life issues since 1910.
In our private and confidential offices we meet with individuals, families, couples and groups who are having difficulty managing their concerns about depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sexuality or illness, in addition to other topics. We work with our clients to determine their best road back to emotional well-being.
All of our therapists are fully qualified and licensed professionals with many years of experience and knowledge of specific emotional issues that deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind people face. All of our therapists are sensitive to all the communication needs of our clients and fluent in sign language.