Our Associations

Our mission is possible thanks to the collaboration of the following associations:


The New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is a not-for-profit, independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by problem gambling. NYCPG maintains a neutral stance on gambling and is governed by a Board of Directors. Visit www.nyproblemgambling.org


The National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS) is a membership organization of professional social workers, one of the largest chapters of NASW in the United States, with over 8,000 members. NASW-NYS works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards and to advance sound policies. Visit www.naswnys.org


The New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NYAMFT) represents the state’s 900 licensed marriage and family therapists (commonly referred to as MFTs or family therapists) that are trained and licensed to treat mental health and relationship problems. Marriage and family therapy is one of the core mental health disciplines in New York State that views mental illness and family problems are best treated in a systemic context. Visit www.nyamft.org


The New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMCHA) represents approximately 1,300 licensed Mental Health Counselors and students seeking licensure. The Association is organized into nine regional chapters, including NYC. The Association offers abuse prevention workshop trainings, licensure exam preparation workshops, and host a Convention which provides attendees with variety of programs focused on professional development in various content areas. Visit www.nymhca.org

The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) represents almost 700 New York State licensed Psychoanalysts who are trained and licensed to identify, evaluate, and treat mental dysfunctions and disorders pursuant to DSM-5 protocols. Through the use of verbal and non-verbal cognitive and emotional communications, Psychoanalysts can treat a range of conditions that include, but are not limited to, addictions, substance abuse and alcohol, phobias, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and behaviors, sexual dysfunction, and bereavement, and all conflicts that may be affecting patient’s behavior and personality. Visit www.naap.org