Helping People Heal, Grow, and Flourish
Training the Next Generation of Mental Health Professionals
These are challenging times. Woman and men, girls and boys, suffering because of sexual assault and domestic violence. Teens and young adults burdened by anxiety and depression. And people who are beaten down, day after day, by racism, discrimination or poverty. And now, in the age of coronavirus, disparities are amplified. Grief and trauma are multiplied.
Fortunately, there are places like Blanton-Peale. Blanton-Peale therapists walk with their clients through the challenges of life. They help them to heal, to grow, and to flourish. In 2019, we provided 37,000 sessions of affordable mental health care to 2,000 New Yorkers. This includes talk therapy and complementary psychiatric services. Our goal is to help each person become their best self, the person they were born to be, and to find their own resilience.
Blanton-Peale is a safe space for people dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression or thoughts of self harm.
And because we work with such a diverse set of clients, Blanton-Peale is a sought-after training ground. Young social workers, mental health counselors, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, get the experience they need under the wise and watchful eyes of our expert supervisors.
“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.”
-Norman Vincent Peale
The Dream of Two Individuals
Our founders, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Dr. Smiley Blanton, were innovative, forward-leaning thinkers. In the midst of the Great Depression – a time of rising unemployment, tumult and pain – Drs. Peale and Blanton were among the first to address mental health alongside spiritual care.
Today, in this time of upheaval and change, we have set out to be as bold and positive as our founders were.
What began as the dream of two individuals – eager to bring hope and healing – now requires all of us, working together.