Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Nancy Hilsenrath offers therapy for common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Therapy can be beneficial for both the individual with mental illness and other family members. A mental health professional can suggest ways to cope and better understand a loved one’s illness. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help.

Nancy Hilsenrath LCSW, CASAC, SAP, Long Island & Queens, NY



PHONE: 718-551-2777

West Hempstead, NY, Douglaston, NY, Hewlett, NY

Nancy works with many clinical issues ranging from depression, anxiety, ADHD & addiction. She provides a warm & safe environment to help you process the issues. She helps you learn new ways to cope with the issues. Together, you will work to get to a point where the issues are significantly improved or non-existent.

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