Our Mental Health Programs, based out of our Health and Wellness Centers, aim to ensure that the children, individuals, and families we serve have the opportunity to grow up happy, healthy and strong. We do this by providing direct individual child and family intervention by supporting parents and caregivers, and by helping children, adults and their families build on their unique strengths while managing their particular challenges. Interventions are designed to build on core strengths while increasing the range of available supports to individuals and families.
Together our talented clinicians and staff continue to help children and families manage stress and mental health challenges to fully enjoy their lives. Services are available to adults, families, and children ranging from birth through adolescence.
I just wanted to say Thank You! My daughter has been at Andrus for over 1 year now. I am so proud of her and what she has accomplished in the past year. I owe it all to the wonderful staff.
Her transformation began at Andrus, where love, patience, encouragement, and the right interventions at the right time literally saved her life and mine.
It really does take a village to raise a child and together, we are all making it happen. Thank you so much for all that you do.
Before I came to Andrus, I was always mad and scared and frustrated. My staff has helped me work through so many really tough situations and I’ll always be grateful to them for that. In a way, I feel like Andrus saved my life.
Thank you and everyone at Andrus for everything you do for my son, I appreciate your infinite patience with him.
I appreciate my staff because they really listen to what I want and need.
If I could, I would testify in front of the State Assembly: “If Andrus can handle my son…they can handle ANYBODY!”
As a single mom, I was worried for how we would readjust when my son graduated from Andrus and moved home. I was amazed at how the staff continued to support us and check in on him after graduation, I know they genuinely care about his success and we are both so grateful for that.
My daughter is understanding and succeeding far beyond what she was able to in her previous schools. It’s amazing to see how much more she enjoys school now!
Andrus gave my son the chance to realize his potential, to realize that he is intelligent and that he can succeed. I have never seen him more confident.
The Andrus Mental Health Clinics provide services to children, adolescents, adults and multi-stressed families with children needing psychiatric and therapeutic intervention.
CLINIC SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY:
– Board-Certified Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
– Licensed Clinical Social Workers
– Mental Health Therapists and Family & Marriage Therapists
– Doctoral and Masters Level Clinical Psychologists
– Doctoral and Masters Level Interns in Psychology, Social Work and Mental Health Counseling
– Individual, family and group therapy
– Psychiatric assessment and medication management
– Psycho-educational testing and support related to school placement
– Advocacy, referral and linkage to community based organizations such as the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.
– Funding streams for MHD programs are primarily through third party payers including Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, commercial insurance and Medicare.
Please consider support for our Health Equity Access Fund:
Andrus proposes an innovative pathway that transforms the landscape for providing care: Along with our partner, Children’s Hope Chest, which has seeded the program, Andrus has created the Health Equity Access Fund for uninsured and underinsured individuals seeking community, health and mental health services. These individuals either have no insurance, or the child has Medicaid, but the parent is uninsured; or an individual parent or child has insurance, but their plan does not cover a needed service, or has a co-pay which is too high for them to afford.
The Andrus Health Access Fund will incorporate the Social Determinants of Health screening process to provide the proper care. The tool was developed in collaboration with New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
The Health Access Fund would provide preventative and restorative services, including mental health, social services, prenatal and early childhood health and development, family preservation and other needed support services. Individuals served by the fund will primarily be low-income, Black, Latinx, or people whose native language is not English, as well as people who may have low-to-moderate educational attainment.
Clinic Director: Danni Lapin-Zou, LCSW-R
35 Dock Street
Yonkers, New York 10701
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Clinic Director: Leani Spinner, LCSW-R
50 Dayton Lane, Suite 205
Peekskill, New York 10566
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
The Andrus School-Based Mental Health Program has grown to six school districts in Westchester county.
The S.E.E.D. (Social and Emotional Enrichment and Development) Program provides screenings to all referred children; assess the need for mental health treatment and appropriateness for services if indicated. Once admitted to treatment with the program, clinicians will work with caregivers and children to develop appropriate treatment plans to address mental health concerns. Ongoing services that will be provided include individual therapy for the child, regular contact and collateral sessions with caregiver to address any concerns at home, family therapy sessions, and consultation with teachers and school staff to support intervention for any classroom issues. These services are provided in the school during the school day, but the opportunity exists to continue treatment in the clinic (including psychiatric services or a group modality).
We presently serve the student population at the following school districts:
– White Plains School District
– Yonkers City School District
– Charter School of Educational Excellence
– Lakeland School District
– Ossining School District
– Peekskill School District