Michael Connolly LP, MPA, NCPsyA

President & Executive Director
212-920-7965 extn. 9

Rev. Sheila P. Johnson MPS, LP

Deputy Executive Director

David M. Abrams PhD

Training Director
212-920-7965 extn. 4

Ernest P. Smith LCSW-R

Clinical Director
212-920-7965 extn. 5

Rev. Robin Rayford MA, MLLP

Academic Dean

Sandra Fell MA

Program Administrator
212-920-7965 extn. 6

Heather Christensen LCSW, RPT-S

Alumni Affairs Coordinator
212-920-7965, extn. 7

Rev. Theodore "Ted" Parker MA, MS

Alumni-Affairs Coordinator


Administration Address


The Harlem Family Institute
2 Riverside Drive #5D
New York, NY 10023-2526

The Institute operates a number of psychoanalytic treatment and training centers in various schools and community-based settings. For more information click here for our Therapy page.



The Harlem Family Institute is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is a publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permited by law. A copy of the Institute's latest annual report may be obtained upon request from the Institute or from the New York State Attorney-General's Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10271.

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