The Aisling Irish Community Center welcomes Mary Kane, MSW, to the center.

The Aisling Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated providing resources to the community including free mental health counseling and services to help them through crises, and connecting them with relevant resources.

“We are absolutely delighted and honored to welcome Mary to the team here at Aisling Irish Center. Her experience as a Psychotherapist and Life Skills Coach will greatly benefit Irish emigrants and anyone in the local community who reaches out to us for help and guidance with the challenges that life poses for all of us from time to time” said Orla Kelleher, Executive Director.

Mary joins the center with 20 years of experience in the field, bringing new programs to our community. She is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Life Skills Coach with specialized education, training in therapy and coaching.

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Her focus is on helping individuals reach new levels of happiness and experience greater personal and professional success. Mary works with individuals, couples, and families and her expansive background will bring new programs to the center including working with couples and families in relation to; blended families, stepfamilies and co-parenting after divorce or separation.

New Youth services include; teaching communication skills, conflict resolution, bullying assistance as well as mental health & substance abuse awareness. Additional new services encompass Coaching, both Personal & Professional, Individual Coaching, Executive or Business Management Coaching and Career Coaching.

Resources provided by the center serve the Bronx, Yonkers, NYC, Queens and the entire tristate area. Services are provided at the center, off-site and via phone and email, all aimed at providing a comfortable and private experience. In addition, we cover a health and wellness campaign and a suicide prevention program targeted at the entire community.

Monthly workshops on mental health issues including; depression, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependency, and suicide. Life has its many challenges, if you, or anyone you know, are feeling depressed, isolated or anxious, please reach out to us. Confidentiality is ensured and is as important to us as it is to you. We have fostered a foundation of privacy, trust, and respect for all.

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The center provides an Irish arts and culture program including classes in Irish language, music and dance; assistance with employment & accommodation; services for Senior Citizens; various classes for adults and children and weekly AA meetings. Our educational, cultural and welfare programs/services benefit over 900 people each week.

The Irish Volunteers for the Homeless program is a weekly feeding program, delivering food to the homeless at numerous locations throughout New York City. Volunteers are welcome to join the group at any time.

We are able to provide all of these services with the help of a dedicated board, volunteers, staff, partners and donors. Together we create a network for anyone in need and provide much-needed services to the area.

For more information email mary@aislingcenter.org; 914-237-5121, www.aislingcenter.org

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Mary Kane, Licensed Social Worker and Life Coach