Founded by Nina Ythier in 2017, Mind Speak, Inc. is a private psychotherapy practice and certified Woman Minority Owned Business Enterprise that proudly provides specialized in-person mental health treatment and advocacy services to people of all ages and stages in life that are dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions in New York City and Westchester County. Though we specialize in collaborating with this community, we warmly welcome anyone in need of assistance and support.
Mind Speak, Inc. encourages innovation and creativity through delivery of clinical psychotherapy services, education and advocacy and seeks to:
Provide individuals with the best evidence based specialized clinical mental health care.
Fully support and empower individuals in achieving their highest level of independence and quality of life with dignity and respect.
Revolutionize and revamp psychotherapy services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions, making an impact on mental health and emotional/behavioral outcomes.
Guide and educate human service and mental health treatment providers to enhance knowledge and skill set.
Advocate for individual’s rights and quality of life matters on a micro/mezzo/macro level to bring about transformation in society, services, organizations and legislation.
Further contribute to a community of support for providers and individuals.
By thoroughly understanding the individuals we serve, Mind Speak Inc. aims to humanize and demystify the described conditions and surrounding considerations. We are uniquely positioned in a collaborative spirit with our community and therefore supply full support and advocacy for enhanced quality of life and highest level of independence to realize fullest potential given their prognosis and personal circumstances. Our core values include:
A person-centered and strength-based approach
Mind Speak, Inc. remains distinct in that services are conducted onsite (i.e., group home or personal residence, school, community, day treatment program, etc.) offering flexible schedules and an individualized approach to meeting the needs of our individuals. It has proven to have been highly beneficial to conduct onsite psychotherapy sessions, eliminating need for additional staff or transportation to appointments as well as increasing desired mental health and behavioral outcomes. We receive referrals from word-of-mouth recommendations, nonprofit organizations and other community based social service agencies, online directories, schools, clinics, health insurance companies and established relationships within our professional network.