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Bay Ridge Counseling Center moves its office

March 13, 2015 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This is the new home for the Bay Ridge Counseling Center. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas
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The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a provider of health services to adults and children, has moved its Bay Ridge Counseling Center to 9201 Fourth Ave., officials announced.

The counseling center was formerly located a few blocks away, at 9435 Ridge Boulevard, a building owned by Agras Realty LLC. The center’s lease expired, according to Allison Witty, media relations manager for the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.

“As we approached the end of our lease, we knew we needed a slightly different layout, and we wanted greater accessibility for our clients in terms of transportation options,” Witty told the Brooklyn Eagle in an email.

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The new Fourth Avenue location features brand new furnishings, underground parking and fully accessible facilities, officials said. It is also close to several bus and subway lines, including the B8, B63 and B70 buses, as well as the R train.

The office building at 9201 Fourth Ave., which also houses Brooklyn Women’s Services, Janney Montgomery Scott, the Grimaldi & Yeung law firm and other offices, is owned by SPL Partners LLC.

“This is really a win for both the Jewish Board and for our clients,” said Jewish Board CEO David Rivel. “I want to commend the center’s program director Marilyn Jacob and her dedicated staff for seeing this transition to its successful fruition.”

The Bay Ridge Counseling Center is open six days a week and is planning on offering Saturday hours at some point in the near future.

The facility offers therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. Services are available in English, Russian, Spanish, Albanian, French, Italian and Greek, and the center will soon offer services in Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali, officials said.

“Our personnel are trained to work with clients struggling with a wide range of behavioral health issues including but not limited to trauma, substance abuse, and family problems,” Jacob said.

The Jewish Board serves more than 35,000 adults and children across the five boroughs and in Westchester. For more information, visit



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