Services are provided through Spence-Chapin’s Modern Family Center.


Therapy and Counseling for Children and Adults

We are a non-profit practice of experienced adult and child therapists. We are treating hundreds of children and adults in New York City through our offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC and Park Slope Brooklyn, NYC. We specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, family and relationship problems, parenting & couples issues, stress, and adoption.

We’re here to help. We’re a community that understands you and your family.

Our licensed professionals use evidence-based assessment tools to provide a holistic and personalized treatment plan for you. We will help you resolve the stressful situation you are in so you can get back to the things that are important to you. 

Our therapists offer culturally sensitive and LGBTQ-affirming care in Spanish and English. Our therapists are adoption competent to work with birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees.

We have received the Human Rights Campaign’s All Children – All Families Seal of Approval for our competency working with LGBTQ adults and children.

ADHD Treatment for Children

We provide holistic and personalized treatment for children with ADHD. Our licensed professionals will use provide parents with behavioral management training, evidence-based assessment tools, and offer educators child-specific classroom interventions and techniques. We'll help your child develop the skills and self-esteem necessary to manage ADHD with little to no medication. 


Parent Coaching

No one said parenting is easy, and it’s not always easy to ask for help. We offer parent coaching on a variety of issues in an accepting, nonjudgmental environment. Together we’ll create an individualized plan to help you and your family get back on track. Read more


Post- Adoption Support

Spence-Chapin’s Modern Family Center provides birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees of all ages a supportive community and a connection to professionals who understand the unique aspects of adoption.

Our interactive, social, and educational events are available to all families – find an upcoming event!
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  • Our Mentorship Program for adopted middle and high school students empowers adoptees through friendship, building self-confidence and challenging them to discover and understand their adoption identities and experiences.
  • Birthland trips for adopted persons and their families to visit their birth country. 
  • Personal Adoption History for adoptees, birth parents, and siblings. 
  • Community Education workshops for families, parents, and professionals including schools, pediatricians, religious organizations, PTAs, camps, and community groups.