Behavioral Healthcare In

The New York Area

Stop struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Programs for ages 14 - 24.

Behavioral Healthcare in New York, NY

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Services Offered:

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Home Services

Potomac “Home” is our name for appointments that occur in the community rather than in our offices. When you’d prefer to get support at random times of the day or evening, Potomac Home services are usually only 1-2 hours per week.

A "Whole Family" Solution

We also have the same options for your parents but instead of calling them Mentors we call them “Parent Coaches”. Your parents can choose to have “clinical” or “life” assistance. And some of our life coaches can coach your parents over a phone or a tablet or a computer.

Ready When You Are

In addition to weekly scheduled sessions, Potomac Mentors and Coaches are available for you and your parents in real time, at critical moments when you might need support and guidance the most.

Wherever You Are

Many of our Home participants have come to us after completing a wilderness program or residential treatment. They can’t stand the thought of going back to an office for more therapy. Potomac Home is a better alternative. We meet you wherever you are most comfortable.

Earning Our Reputation

This in-the-moment support via phone or text is why Potomac Home has earned its reputation for success with tough, real-world situations.

Optimize Your Support Network

Here’s an example of how your Potomac Home Mentor and Parent Coach work together with your family to optimize the resources you have in your community. Many people are surprised to learn that there are hundreds of solutions for you within the circle of friends and leaders you already know!

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Organizations We Belong To

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Meet the New York Team

Nicole Yazdi

Nicole Yazdi

Position: Family Coach
Credentials: MA
Nicole Yazdi earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapies, and is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist limited permit holder as well as a Registered Dance Movement Therapist. Nicole has extensive experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in various capacities. Most recently, she treated individuals with a range of emotional, behavioral, social, and neurological needs at therapeutic school. Nicole has an integrative, holistic approach and believes strongly in the human ability to heal and grow in connection to others. Utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives and techniques, she supports and guides clients to enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and their environments. In addition, Nicole incorporates creative arts therapies and mind-body methods as a means of engagement, attunement, assessment, and intervention. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys being outside; traveling; attending dance, theater, and music performances; exploring museums; trying new restaurants, and eating lots of sweets.
Nicole Yazdi

Nicole Yazdi earned a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling...

Nicole Yazdi

Family Coach
David Diaz

David Diaz

Position: Family Coach
Credentials: MA

A New York State Mental Health Counselor, David Diaz has worked with many populations and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with co-occurring disorders and exploration of client’s gender identity and sexual orientation (LGBTQ).

David uses evidenced-based practices to pave a path in providing therapy towards achieving client-oriented goals. Modalities include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care (Seeking Safety), Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, and Art Therapy. David has assisted clients in overcoming sexual abuse/intimate partner violence through the use of the Power and Control Model and other evidenced-based practices.

David focuses on guiding the client in identifying their needs, strengths and goals while in therapy in order to work towards the positive outcome they desire and enable the change from within.

David enjoys swimming, soccer, and reading.

David Diaz

A New York State Mental Health Counselor, David Diaz has...

David Diaz

Family Coach
Rebecca Levy

Rebecca Levy

Position: Family Coach
Credentials: LCAT

Rebecca Levy is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with a Masters of Professional Studies in Creatives Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute. Rebecca has experience working with teenagers and young adults in a day treatment unit and residential programs that focused on anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and other psychological diagnoses. In addition, she runs support groups for siblings of special needs individuals. Rebecca, also, has experience working with parents and children groups using Psychoeducation and Art Therapy to work on communication through play.

Rebecca has experience working in schools as well as after school programs with the goal to improve behavioral and social skills. In addition, she has extensive experience working with the developmental/intellectual disabilities community. Rebecca also has vast experience working for inpatient and outpatient settings, including an inpatient forensic unit. She has contributed to a psychoeducation art therapy manual for teachers, produced by Caring at Columbia, and has a certificate of course completion in Psychological First Aid.

Rebecca incorporates Psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Humanistic approaches to Art Therapy into her practice. Rebecca has a passion for using art as a tool for therapy and uses many forms of creative media to support the clients and their needs (lyrical writing, slam poetry/rapping, graffiti art, collage, painting, drawing, clay, altered books, hand drumming etc). Rebecca believes using art as a tool for therapy can allow for a deeper understanding and self- awareness. In addition, she believes art and music are tools to break down barriers and help improve communication.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, painting, listening to music, playing the drums, and hiking.

Rebecca Levy

Rebecca Levy is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts...

Rebecca Levy

Family Coach
Paul Dearman

Paul Dearman

Position: Family Coach

Paul Dearman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University. Paul has over 10 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families in their homes and schools. He uses an eclectic approach, meaning he draws from different techniques to choose the ones that will work best for the person, but especially enjoys dream and story-based techniques, and strengths-based perspective. Paul believes that no person or family needs fixing; where brokenness exists, proper care will lead to proper healing. More important, there is undeniable power in positive thinking, perspective, and perseverance. Paul is a certified Crisis Prevention Institute instructor and has been trained in the instruction of Mental Health First Aid, and enjoys using personality tests and dream analysis with adolescents and young adults to help them maximize their potential. Paul is a life-long learner who enjoys games of all sorts and all things science, science fiction, and fantasy, but nothing beats a good conversation.

Paul Dearman

Paul Dearman is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master...

Paul Dearman

Family Coach