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someone who knows

Way too often issues in our community go unnoticed. This happens when we see a lack of awareness and education about the culture, community, and lived experience of a specific group of people.  This happens when issues in our community are misinterpreted or misunderstood. As a result, BWCI is finding a way to create user-friendly resources that are more culturally competent and align with the needs of our community.

Find A Therapist: List

Anthony  J. Patterson


Anthony’s mission is to significantly contribute to the well-being of the individuals he serves regardless of sexual orientation or gender. His individual, group and couples therapy are open to all communities through therapeutic processes (consultations; individual; couples & group sessions); lectures & workshops. Please call 212-947-7111 ext. 236, or click the link below to learn more about how to access services.

Shane Tull, LCSW-R


Shane Mark Tull is a Clinical Psychotherapist, consultant, and life coach, who is committed to improving the psycho-social development of humanity as it relates to individuals and communities. Shane has a diverse clinical and multicultural professional expertise in working with key populations. 

 for more information about his services, call at 347-884-4135, or  please click on the link below 

Tyrone  J. Caver, LCSW


Tyrone is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He completed his  Masters in Social Work at Hunter College. He received post-graduate training in EDMR therapy and also family and couples therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Tyrone experienced and witnessed those in his community struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. It was through these experiences that he gained the passion to better understand the ways in which individuals, couples, and families can effectively cope with and heal from difficult circumstances. Tyrone worked as a mental health professional in New York for the past 10 years. 

As a Black cis-male therapist, Tyrone holds the belief that various intersectional identities strongly influence how we show up in the world and how we experience the people around us. This approach paired with his training allows him to stay attuned to how issues of social justice, oppression, power, and privilege influence the problems that adults, families, and couples face.

For more information about how to connect with Tyrone, please visit his website at

Re-Charge Program


Re-Charge offers behavioral health options to those accessing services through the re-charge harm reduction program. There is a team of culturally competent licensed social workers available to help address behavioral health needs. Please call at (212)-465-8304 ext. 4434, or click on the link below for more information on how to access behavioral health services.

Dr. Charles Edwards, PhD.NCC


Dr. Charles Edwards is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC) with over 15 years of experience working as a helping professional. Dr. Edwards currently practices as an integrative wellness coach. This approach addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual factors that affect a person’s life and wellbeing. Clients are invited to bring all aspects of their lives to coaching sessions.  The process involves working with clients to assess challenges and opportunities to live their best lives. Wellness coaching draws upon humanistic psychology, positive psychology, motivational interviewing as well as evidence-based practices. Dr. Edwards practice is rooted in principles of multiculturalism and social justice which affirms the dignity of all individuals irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, religions, sexual orientation, social class, and other social categorizations. For more information about how to book a session with Dr. Edwards, please call  (718)-249-7337 or click Contact below.  

Marcus Phillips, LCSW


Marcus identifies as a  Black gay man, a US Army veteran, and a New York State licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). With his eclectic educational and professional background including a BFA in dance and a masters degree in social work from the Silberman School of Social Work, Marcus was drawn to the field of social work in response to an interest in social justice principles. Marcus is gestalt-trained; gestalt psychotherapy is a mindful, present-focused therapy that seeks to bring awareness to thoughts and beliefs that impact what you do and how you feel.  Incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in his practice along with gestalt psychotherapy, Marcus practice, and mission, is to provide (and co-create with you) a safe, non-judgmental and accepting environment to address barriers to your health and happiness. Marcus works with diverse populations such as homeless youth, the LGBTQIA+ community, and POC. 
To schedule a free telephone or zoom consultation, please click the contact button  below



Mental health is essential to our overall well-being. The "MentoKings" program at Bridging Access to Care provides psychotherapy in person and via telehealth (phone or video). To set up intake please call Jerome Johnson-Sylvester 929-543-7318

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