Selected community resources
Resources for Immigrants
AHF Wellness Center
Free STD Clinic and Treatment
Tuesday & Wednesday
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Mental Health Services
Nicole Avallone, LCSW
Psychotherapist, LGBTQ Cultural Competency Trainer and Educator
26 Court St, Suite 602, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Life can be really tough! Whether you’re facing a new challenge, dealing with past hurt, or uncertain about the source of your distress, having a non-judgmental space to share your concerns can bring clarity and relief. I’m a firm believer that you are the expert in your own life. Drawing from experience with a variety of modalities, I offer an opportunity to be heard and gain insight with the aim of making positive and lasting change.
Talking about sexuality or gender identity can lead to anxiety, frustration, even shame. Things may be “getting better,” but it’s often a long, winding path. As a harm reductionist, I also offer support around alcohol and drug use. Considering change, or working toward non-use? You’ve come to the right place.
People seek therapy for a host of reasons, but at the root we are looking to heal and gain skills to better manage the challenges life sends our way. There’s no need to go through it alone – let’s work together and see what can happen.
Nicole Sanchez, LCSW
Bilingual (Spanish, English)
Phone – 646 504 6360
Me gustaría trabajar con usted para alcanzar el auto-descubrimiento y la auto-actualización. Mi prioridad es crear un espacio seguro para formar una relación de confianza; uso diferentes enfoques para adaptar a las necesidades de cada individuo. Trabajo con gente que habla Español o Inglés, de varias edades y culturas. Tengo diez años de experiencia trabajando con la comunidad LGBTQ. He recibido entrenamiento psicoterapéutico guiado por profesionales LGBTQ en varias organizaciones LGBTQ. Tengo una licenciatura en estudios de género que aumenta mi práctica con la comunidad trans.
I would like to collaborate with you on your journey of self-discovery and self-actualization towards optimal functioning and health. I strive to create a safe space and build a trusting relationship with all individuals. I use various treatment approaches to tailor treatment to the needs of each individual that I work with. I work with individuals in English and Spanish of varying cultures. I have ten years of Social Work experience working with the LGBTQ community. I have had clinical training from knowledgable LGBTQ professionals in various LGBTQ organizations