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Emotional Health and Wellness

Benefit from our experience and knowledge of the specific issues that Deaf,
Hard of Hearing or Deafblind people of all ages face. For information contact
Jeff Wax, LCSW-R, at 917-305-7739 or

We recognize that making the decision to seek

help is an important first step and perhaps

has been a thought that you have been

contemplating for some time. The decision to

come and seek counseling – either for yourself,

with your partner or spouse, or for your child

or adolescent – is not always an easy one, but

it can be an exciting time and an opportunity

to change your life.

The Baker Family Emotional Health and Wellness Center at CHC is one of New York City’s premier providers of mental health psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services for adults and children.
We are one of the few multidisciplinary NYS Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient services
withtherapists fluent in American Sign Language, established to support primarily, but not exclusively, the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind communities and their families. In our
private and confidential offices or via teletherapy, we will work with our clients and their loved
ones to determine the best possible road to emotional and psychological well-being. Help is available for individuals, families, couples and groups who are having difficulty managing their concerns about depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sexuality, illness and other conditions.

The Emotional Health and Wellness Center is dedicated to
ing the lives of children and families that are impacted

by hearing loss. We create a therapeutic environment that
promotes the most
positive emotional development and
embedded in the belief that
children need to feel respected,
valued, able to build trust, love
themselves, and feel safe in
the world.

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Know that You Are Not Alone

Are you feeling?

  • Anxiety

  • Sadness

  • Confusion

  • Anger

  • Depressed

  • Stuck

Are you experiencing?

  • Peer or relationship conflict

  • Grief after a loved one has passed

  • Parenting issues

  • School or work problems

  • Aging, marriage, divorce, or intimate relationship problems

We Can Help

With Services for Adults and Children

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  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Couples therapy

  • Family therapy

  • Therapeutic support groups

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management

  • Crisis intervention

  • Information and referral

    Note: All em
    otional health services are American Sign Language accessible.

  • Connect in a safe place and know that you are not alone

  • Increased awareness of your own patterns of thought/ feeling/ behavior

  • Receive empathy

  • May feel less lonely, isolated, or judged

  • Develop a sense of empowerment and control

  • Improve coping skills

  • Share your feelings more openly and honestly

  • Less stress, depression, and anxiety

Benefits of Group Therapy

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Baker Family Emotional Health and Wellness Center
Hearing Loss Support Groups 

Facing a major life situation can make us feel like we are the “only one.” You are not alone. You don’t have to go it alone, and a therapeutic support group can help. Learn more and register for our support group meeting virtually on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Baker Family Emotional Health and Wellness Center welcomes referrals of all ages by word-of-mouth, individuals, from professionals in health care, social services, legal, vocational, and all levels of educational services.


Contact Us

We participate in many health insurance plans which cover most of the fees for psychotherapeutic services at CHC. If you don’t have coverage, our therapists will work with you to find a fee that is mutually comfortable.

Our clinicians are available for phone consultations to review clinical details, health insurance coverage, discuss the details of our referral process, and any other relevant matters. To schedule an appointment or make a referral please contact us.

Do you have a question? Use the button below and ask an expert.

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