As an IRS 501 (c)(3) free standing community-based and community-guided not-for-profit organization in the heart of Inwood, ICS has survived financially over the past 36+ years through essentially three sources of revenue:

  • Government contracts attained through rigorous RFP (Request for Proposal) processes
  • Medicaid, Medicare and insurance fees for ICS’s professionally-licensed clinical services
  • The generosity of community residents and other ICS supporters

This last category of support enables ICS to enhance certain of its programs and activities and also offset the costs of what have become ICS traditions: the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Fund and the annual ICS Christmas Holiday Toy Drive.

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staff-maria-bernalesMaria Bernales-Korins, PhD, LMHC received her doctorate in Clinical Psychologyfrom Fielding Graduate University, and her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Fordham University. She has provided direct clinical services at ICS for over 18 years. She is currently the Director of ICS’s Child and Family Prevention and Wellness Program – a Primary and Direct Prevention Initiative. The program offers evidence-based interventions for children and families at risk for developing problem behaviors, substance abuse, and mental disorders.

Dr. Bernales-Korins graduate studies in psychology included significant course work in health psychology. She is a yoga and mindfulness mediation practitioner, and had the opportunity to deliver the Mindfulness-based Eating Awareness Training program to mental health clients during clinical internship at ICS. Dr. Bernales-Korins, provides psychotherapy utilizing CBT, mindfulness-based CBT, interpersonal/psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing approaches and health psychology and prevention perspectives that are culturally appropriate/ relevant.