Graham Mental Health

About

Graham Windham Community Mental Health Services offer a variety of evidence-based treatment for children and young adults, 5-25 years of age, based on our comprehensive psychiatric and biopsychosocial evaluations. We offer individual therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology management, and support services. Our Manhattan Mental Health Clinic offers walk-in hours for immediate mental health assessments. Each treatment plan will be determined based on the needs of the individual client. We also offer bilingual services in Spanish.

Contact Us

For more information on our behavioral services or to schedule an appointment at any of our mental health sites, please contact our general intake number 212-368-4100 or email us at GWMHReferrals@graham-windham.org.
Please note that our walk-in hours are currently suspended at our Manhattan Mental Health Clinic. All sessions are currently being offered via telemental health using a secure video/audio platform and/or telephonically. We are accepting new intakes and welcome you to reach us with any questions or to learn about the services we offer.

Graham Windham Manhattan Mental Health Clinic
**Virtual TeleMental Health Services Only at This Time**
274 West 145th Street, Floor #2
New York, NY 10039
Hours:
Monday – Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm

Graham Windham Bronx Mental Health Clinic
**Virtual TeleMental Health Services Only at This Time**
1946 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
Hours:
Monday – Friday 11am to 7pm

Graham Windham Brooklyn
**Virtual TeleMental Health Services Only at This Time**
540 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hours:
Monday – Friday 11am to 7pm

Our Staff

Graham Windham’s multidisciplinary team is composed of a dual board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical social workers, and licensed mental health counselors. Our staff is extensively trained in many different behavioral treatment modalities and can accommodate the evaluation and treatment of many DSM-V diagnoses.

Dr. Abbey Faruzzo is the Medical Director and Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Graham Windham. Dr. Faruzzo completed her residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, and her fellowship at New York Presbyterian with the department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine. She holds dual board certifications with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Faruzzo specializes in performing psychiatric evaluations and psychotropic medication management.


Elizabeth Martinez, LCSW-R is the Assistant Director at Graham Windham Wellness Center. Ms. Martinez began her career in preventive services and after obtaining her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College in 1997 transitioned into the clinical field of Social Work where she has developed her passion for working with children and families with behavioral health issues. She specializes in administration, supervising, training and developing new clinicians to the field Social Work.


Carol Mills Kamara, LCSW is an Administrative Supervisor who oversees clinical and administrative processes at Graham Wellness clinics. She supports the clinical staff, promoting the development of counseling skills and therapeutic approaches; collaborates with staff across various programs at Graham, and coordinates trainings for staff and birth and foster parents. Carol also provides psychotherapy to children and youths as well as collateral support for their caregivers. Carol takes a compassionate, strengths-based, and interactive approach to her work. She is committed to helping others break through barriers to uncover limiting beliefs and behaviors, allowing for a renewed sense of purpose and empowerment in their lives. She is experienced in helping people to overcome issues related to attachment, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and conflict resolution. She earned her Social Work Master’s degree from Fordham University – clinical concentration. She has completed various post-graduate trainings, including Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a member of the TFCBT National Therapist Certification Program; Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving and non-profit management and leadership. Carol is also a member of the New York City Medial Reserve Corps.


Khursheda Alam is a Mental Health Counselor with experience providing care for adults and children. Her approach to treatment is client-centered, strength-based and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through the collaborative process of therapy, she seeks to create a safe space that is warm, empathic, compassionate, and dedicated to helping clients build coping skills and develop through self-exploration and growth. She received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College, CUNY and has training in psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered approaches.


Mazier Tejada is Clinician with experience in child welfare. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University. Mazier graduated from College of Staten Island with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Spanish and Philosophy. Mazier also has clinical experience and has utilized modalities such as Motivational Interviewing and strength-based approaches to meet the needs of her clients. In her role she will bring her experience in child welfare and educational background to partner and support children and families to build positive connections in the community and make a difference in their lives.


Marie Wyatt is a full-time LMSW clinician at Graham-Windham’s Brooklyn site. She completed her Master’s in Social Work at New York University, and specializes in providing therapy to children and adolescents. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and also uses a variety of other modalities such as Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy to meet clients’ needs.


Joelle Rotman is the psychiatric nurse practitioner at Graham Windham. She did her undergraduate degree at McGill University and her nurse practitioner degree at New York University. She specializes in performing psychiatric evaluations and psychotropic medication management.


Edith Gonzalez is the Graham Windham Mental Health administrative associate. Edith is the first person you will see when you walk-in the clinic. She has years of administrative and customer service experience. Edith is always willing to address any questions or concerns our clients may have in regards to clinic.


Cristina Arbucias, LMSW is a bilingual clinician at Graham Windham Manhattan Health and Wellness. Cristina completed her MSW at Fordham University with a clinical concentration and specialty in trauma. She completed her internship at NYC Health and Hospitals Metropolitan and at Graham Windham before transitioning to a Clinician. She holds her New York state licensure and is trained in TF-CBT. She has a background in art and often incorporates this in her treatment.


Tanya Chesla is a Mental Health Clinician at Graham Windham. Tanya specializes in working with client’s who experience anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Tanya received her Master’s in Social Work from University College Dublin in Ireland.


Jessica Hayes is a therapist at Graham Windham, working part-time at the Brooklyn Mental Health Clinic. She is a licensed social worker who specializes in providing assessment and treatment for children who have experienced trauma. When she is not doing therapy, Jessica provides trauma training to staff of Early Learn Centers around New York City.


Edith Estrella Ramos, LMSW is a fee for service clinician at Graham Windham. Edith completed her BA in Psychology and Latin American Studies at Smith College and her Masters in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She obtained certification in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and completed a Capstone in CBT+. Edith is currently enrolled in an advanced certificate program in Play Therapy at Brooklyn College and is hopeful to become a Registered Play Therapist in 2020.


Marellyn Lajara is a part time clinician at Graham Windham. Marellyn obtained her degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and interned with Graham Windham before becoming a licensed clinician. Marellyn has experience working with multiple populations, as she has previously worked within the recreational therapy department at Bethel Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, formed relationships with youth who had faced incarceration with the Vera Institute of Justice and assisted youth in developing life skills, improving self-care and achieving their educational and occupational goals at the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Marellyn is a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and their families.