Please understand that as a solo, outpatient practitioner, I am unable to provide 24-hour crisis services. In the event of a medical/psychiatric emergency or an emergency involving a threat to your safety or the safety of others, please call 911 to request emergency assistance or go to the nearest emergency room. Whenever possible, please have yourself or someone else communicate to me the nature of the emergency and any follow-up care I may need to be advised of by leaving me a voice message at 917-604-2981. For clients in the Worcester area, the psychiatric emergency center is at UMass Medical Center, and the number is 508-856-3562. Local police departments may be called for transportation in an emergency situation. You can also contact the Emergency Services Mobile Crisis Team to conduct an in-person safety and psychiatric evaluation at a location of your choosing by calling 1-800-977-5555.
If you are in need of additional emotional support outside of my regular business hours, you can attempt to reach me by text, email, or phone. If I have availability, I will offer you my soonest appointment and/or a phone session. If I am unavailable to respond to you immediately, you can call one of the following 24/7 hotlines for additional support at any time of day or night: Call2Talk Hotline (508-532-2255); The Samaritans Crisis Line (877-870-4673); The Crisis Call Center (1-800-273-8255); The Depression and Bipolar Support Hotline (1-800-273-8255); The National Hopeline Network (1-800-784-2433), The Rape, Abuse, and Incest NationalNetwork/RAINN (1-800-656-4673); The GLBT National Youth Talkline (available 4pm-12amM-F and 12pm-5pm Sa; 1-800-246-7743); or The Trans Lifeline (staffed by trans-identified volunteers; 1-877-565-8860).