Michael Ash

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Michael Ash
Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates Office

(646) 480-6011

Fax (631) 772-1700 1273 William Floyd Parkway Suite 100 Shirley, NY 11967

Michael Ash

Mr. Michael Ash is a seasoned and highly accomplished private practitioner with two thriving private practice office sites; one in Shirley, Long Island and one in downtown Brooklyn, New York. He is a New York State Department of Education Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Master Counselor (CASAC) and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Certified Impaired Driving Program Provider and Certified Christian Counselor. His specialty areas are working with the Forensic Mentally Ill Substance Abuse population as well as with those who face life-threatening diseases and or social issues including inadequate housing, trauma, abuse, unemployment, disability, mental health and substance abuse. Mr. Ash is adept and proficient at assisting families that have serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child or spousal abuse.

He functioned as the Senior Associate Director of the General Care Social Work Department at Kings County Hospital Center within the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation. He leveraged his knowledge of Social Services policies and procedures to provide exemplary oversight of services that lead to optimal patient care. He consistently demonstrated the ability to capitalize on his comprehension of current standards of care, combined with extensive experience in providing management of patient-focused services. He has a keen ability to immediately recognize and recommend solutions for serious operational issues that lead to costly delays in safe discharges to the community.

Mr. Ash began work as a Child, Adolescent & Family Psychotherapist at the Institute for Community Living in Brooklyn, New York. For nine years he facilitated various counseling modalities including Play Therapy & Cognitive Behavior Therapy while encouraging family members to partake in Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy. He performed intake assessments of children, adolescents, and adults while doing marriage counseling for families referred to the institute by other agencies for stabilization in acute crisis or with chronic pathology, diagnosing their symptoms according to the DSM Manual while determining the stage of change.

In 2003, Mr. Ash Michael became Director of the Brad H. Discharge Planning Program for New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene at Riker’s Island. He was recruited to build and train the infrastructure for the pioneering court mandated, “Brad H Discharge Planning Program,” and coordinated discharge planning services for mentally ill substance abusing inmates with chronic comorbid medical issues connecting them to community-based services. He was also tasked with establishing the policies and procedures to maximize the programs’ impact on the clients. He managed an 80-person multi-disciplinary team responsible for discharging 1,300 inmates per month, around the clock each day, from 13 facilities across New York City, with full accountability for appraisals, discipline and other personnel matters.

Mr. Ash trained and supervised staff at the staff at Brooklyn Community Housing & Services (BCHS) as he functioned in the capacity of Clinical Consultant from 2006 to 2014. Through his realignment of this front-line agency, he instituted policies to strengthen BCHS’s administration and operational functionality, removing hindrances contributing to the lowest one-year audit rating, pushing the agency to the highest audit rating in three years.

Mr. Ash has adopted a philosophy revolving around the belief that if we reduce disparities between institutional cultural norms and the patient’s belief systems, we will improve the patient experience. The patient engagement dynamic is essential while communication, performance and follow up are tools that he uses to ensure a continuum of care while proving optimal services. When trust and respect are coupled with the ambition to acquire a deeper knowledge and understanding of culture; we can achieve increased patient satisfaction. Mr. Ash’s views his greatest accomplishments as being the ongoing work he does at Kings County Hospital Center working on Lean Projects (Breakthrough/ Rapid Improvement Event) that reduced waste, improve the quality of services and increase the likelihood of successful, healthy outcomes.

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Primary Specialty

Mental Health Practitioner

Practice Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates
Gender Male
Training Hunter College
Certification OASAS / CASAC 12771, OASAS Impaired Driver Provider / DWI/DUI Screen, Assess &Treat, LCSW-R Certification License, NASW EAP Provider, Ceridian EAP Provider, Certified Christian Counselor, Early Intervention Certification
Payment Options American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accepting New Patients
Year Established 2012
Insurances Accepted 1199SEIU, Aetna, Affinity, Amida Care, Beacon, Behavioral Health Systems, BlueCross and BlueShield, CareConnect, Ceridian EAP, Centerlight, Cigna, Coventry, EmblemHealth, Emblem Health Child Health Plus, Emblem Health Medicaid, Emblem Health Non HMO, Emblem Health HMO, Empire BlueCross Blue Shield, Fallon Health, Fidelis, First Health, Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA), GHI EAP, GHI, HIP/GHI Emblem Health Network, HealthFirst, Hudson Health Plan, Independent Health Association, Inc., Intellectual and Other Disabilities (IDD), MagnaCare, Medicaid, Medicare, MetroPlus, MVP Health Care, MVP Medicare Network, MVP Commercial HMO Networ, NY-HMO (CHCS), Optum|United Behavioral Health, Out of Network, Partners Health Plan (PHP), Railroad Medicare, Senior Whole Health, Inc., TRICARE, Touchstone, ValueOptions, Vytra, Value Options Federal Services TRICARE
Office Name Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates
Languages Spanish, English
Email mikeashcsw@aol.com
Business Hours
Monday:7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday:7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday:7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Services Michael Ash is a Mental Health Provider is located in Shirley, NY. A mental Health Provider can treat; Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, and other Mental Health Practitioner disorders.

Please call Michael Ash at (646) 480-6011 to schedule an appointment in Shirley, NY or get more information.
Additional Services Alzheimer's Care, Psychiatrist
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