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RSS Has On-Site Behavioral Health Services
All of us need additional help and support sometimes. RSS feels making this assistance available on-site is critical. One-on-one and group assistance is available here at the Center. Feel free to talk to one of our social workers and counselors as needed.
Behavioral Health Services are provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Susan Cohn who joined the RSS family in the winter of 2018. Services are made possible through the DOHMH’s Geriatric Mental Health Initiative (GMHI). Susan provides counseling to members experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, family issues, health concerns and other problems that can arise in later life. Members appreciate being able to access services on-site at RSS, a place where they feel comfortable. One is a Life Transitions group where participants discuss a particular topic related to the changes of aging. Topics have included: managing stress, self-care, dealing with adult children, and coping with health changes. The other group is a Bereavement Support Group for newly widowed men and women. Both groups began in the early part of 2019 and have a dedicated core group of participants. The Bereavement Group fills a gap-there is no other grief support group in the Bronx that meets during the daytime hours. A partnership with Hunter College School of Social Work allowed for a student intern to provide additional services under the mentorship of the LCSW.
Individual, Confidential Counseling Available
People served by the GMHI program can make appointments for counseling in person, on the phone or if travel is difficult, at home. Two support groups are held each week.