CAPE Mental Health

CAPE is an Outpatient Mental Health Treatment and Rehabilitative Service Program that offers individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring.

CAPE provides treatment from adolescence (age 12) through adulthood.

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CAPE is a Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitative Service Program providing high quality mental health services since 1978.

CAPE’s services include individual, marital and family therapy at the clinic at Commonpoint Queens Sam Field Center. We are now offering mental health treatment via telehealth and in person at CAPE in Little Neck and our Department for the Aging Geriatric Mental Health Satellite programs located throughout the borough of Queens. Our team includes experienced LCSWs, a Psychiatrist, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and an RN. CAPE’s Peer Advocates offers telephone reassurance, information and referral, and assistance to CAPE consumers and community residents.

We provide all of our services to people who are homebound due to physical or psychiatric illnesses which impacts their mobility.

CAPE accepts most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. There is a sliding scale for those who are unable to afford their co-pay or do not have insurance. We are unique in the services we provide, the quality of those services and the access to care for our constituents. Services are currently provided in English, French, Farsi, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German, Turkish, Yiddish and Hebrew.

59-28 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362

718 224-0566 or 718 225-6750 ext. 250

Fax 718 224-7544

Email: [email protected]

Natalie Brooks Wilson, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Associate Vice President
Tarak Patel, MD, Medical Director
Christine Ganzer, PhD, APRN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Janet Mann, LCSW, Assistant Director
Jordana Davidson, LCSW, Program Director of Outreach and Clinical Services
Ben Weinstock, LCSW, Program Administrator, DGMH
Valerie Gelber, LCSW,  Clinical Supervisor Adolescent Clinic
Judith Hirsch, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Tamar Bezalely, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Aliza Braverman, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Sally Bruhim, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Colleen Dillon, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Leora Ellison, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Ruth Finkelstein, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Florence Gross, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Shelley Hoffman, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Stephanie Lamendola, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Ellen Lourie, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Terri Lowenstein, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Sharon Meishar, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Enid Miller, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Michele Mohlo, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Gregory Seigel, NP
Beth Tipperman, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker
Jasper Tom, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Guowei Yan, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker


Claudia Hillie
Varda Rothman
Anita Swerdin

Stephanie Sosa Bravo
Karen Buckner
Fran Grossman
Itzel Meza
Danielle Reece

Norma Calero
Yusmely Calles

We are excited to announce that the CAPE Adolescent Program at Commonpoint Queens is now open and accepting new clients from ages 12-20. Please see below for more information or click here.

*NEW* – MIST Program
We are proud to introduce the Maintaining Independence and Safety through Technology (MIST) Program at the CAPE Mental Health Clinic, which connects seniors to technology in order for them to be able to participate in telemental health, telemedicine, virtual social/recreational programs and to communicate with family and friends. This program provides seniors with technology based on their needs, as well as aims to assist them with technology that they already have.

For more information contact Stephanie Lamendola at [email protected]

CAPE services are offered at:

  • CAPE (Little Neck – English/ Hebrew/ Spanish)
  • HANAC Harmony ISC (Astoria – Spanish/English/Italian)
  • Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center (Ridgewood – English/Italian)
  • Queens Community House: Rego Park Senior Center (Rego Park – Mandarin/English)
  • Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center (Bayside – English/Spanish)
  • Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center (Flushing – Mandarin/English)
  • Sunnyside Community Services (Sunnyside – Spanish/English)
  • Theodora G. Jackson Adult Center (Jamaica – Spanish/Mandarin/English)
  • Pomonok Senior Center (Flushing – Mandarin/Cantonese/English)
  • Rochdale Village Senior Center (Rochdale- English)
  • SNAP of Eastern Queens Innovative Senior Center (Queens Village- English)
  • Elmhurst Jackson Heights Senior Center (Elmhurst- Spanish/Mandarian/Cantonese/ English)
  • Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center (Maspeth-English)

Youth Mental Health Services

Stressors experienced in adolescence can be extremely challenging and detrimental to a person’s ability to cope in the future. Today’s world is filled with potential triggers including social media, the COVID-19 pandemic, violence, political unrest, and more. Without intervention, we know that life stressors can have a long lasting emotional impact on teens.

Our clinical team  is able to provide support and help clients build strategies to manage challenging thoughts and feelings that might get in the way of their ability to live healthy, happy lives. We take the privacy of every client seriously and provide a professional, confidential approach to treatment.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Support Groups for Parents
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation and medication management

Please note: A parent/guardian needs to be involved in the treatment process, as we are not able to provide therapy to a child without their legal parent or guardian being aware that they are in treatment.  Most insurances are accepted and a sliding scale is available for those who qualify.

If you are interested in more information, or would like to refer a patient to us, please fill out our form below and we will contact you shortly, or call us at 718-224-0566.

Special thanks to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for their financial support of this important initiative.

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