Capabilities Statement

Dr. Jennifer A. McCarthy is the Director of The New York Mental Health Group. Dr. McCarthy has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice/Criminology and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology. Additionally, Dr. McCarthy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York and is on the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Dr. McCarthy has more than twenty years of experience working with both mental health and forensic mental health clients. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of sex offenders and has worked with sex offenders both in prison and in the community. Dr. McCarthy has conducted training workshops in the management of sex offenders for various criminal justice agencies on both federal and state levels and has also presented nationally and internationally on issues related to sex offenders/sex offending from both a psychological and criminological perspective. In 2012, she testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission about the evaluation and treatment of Internet Sex Offenders. Dr. McCarthy has published multiple articles on sex offenders and their behavior as well as the legislative/criminal justice response to this class of offender.

Clinicians at The New York Mental Health Group are licensed and have years of experience working with clients who have significant mental health issues and present as high risk to their community. It is common practice for clinicians to collaborate across various agencies and disciplines regarding treatment progress and risk factors, collaboratively strategize and coordinate services and follow the administrative guidelines and procedures for referral sources for the evaluation and treatment of their clients.

To increase the potential for effective participation in treatment and maximize a client’s potential to effect change, services are delivered in a manner that takes into account individual factors (e.g., the level of functioning, learning style, motivation, psychiatric stability).

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Core Competencies:

  • Evidence-based Mental Health & Forensic Mental Health Assessments
  • Individualized Assessment-driven Treatment
  • Individual, Group, & Family Therapy in both English and Spanish
  • Psychiatric Consultation & Medication Management

The New York Mental Health Group seeks to provide services for clients with mental health problems and forensic mental health problems.

The New York Mental Health Group serves the five Boroughs of New York – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. It is centrally located and close to all transportation.

The New York Mental Health Group provides individually based treatment and offers a variety of treatment modalities.