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SCHENECTADY COUNTY

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Community

Mental Health

Services

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Contents

General Mental Health Counseling

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Schenectady County . . . 4

Albany County . . . 6

Rensselaer County . . . 8

Saratoga County . . . 8

Fulton County . . . 9

Schoharie County . . . 9

Specialized Counseling and Services

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Grief Counseling . . . 10

Substance Abuse Counseling . . . 10

Counseling for Domestic Violence

and Sexual Assault . . . 11

Peer Support and

Educational Support Services . . . 12

An Additional Source of Referrals

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) . . . . 13

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General Mental Health Counseling

Schenectady County

David B. Brown Jr., CSW, PLLC

Phone: 518-480-2173

Email: dbbbrownlcsw@gmail.com 1541 Union Street, Schenectady, NY

Culturally sensitive, evidence based therapy for children, teens and adults.

Free phone consultations with no obligation. Call to verify insurance coverage.

Sliding scale for those who are uninsured.

Center for Solutions

Phone: 518-982-1274

1758 Union Street, Niskayuna, NY Takes Medicaid and most insurances. Sliding scale for those who are uninsured.

Child Guidance

Phone: 518-381-8911 31 Lafayette St., Schenectady

Outpatient mental health services for youth to age 24 Call to verify insurance coverage.

Sliding fee scale available.

Ellis Hospital Mental Health Services Outpatient

Clinic

Phone: 518-243-3300

216 Lafayette St., Schenectady, NY 12305

Mental health counseling; 24 hr. answering service Crisis counseling.

Dual recovery program.

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Franklin Street Clinic

Phone: 518-374-3403

426 Franklin St., Schenectady, NY

Outpatient mental health services for individuals 18 and older who have a history of psychiatric hospitalization and past mental health treatment.

Refers individuals back to Ellis Hospital Outpatient Clinic if received services at Ellis within the previous seven years. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare and those with no insurance.

Hometown Health Center

Phone: 518-370-1441

1044 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Mental health services available after establishing Hometown Health for Primary Care.

Phone 518-370-1441 and then dial 0 to begin Primary Care registration process.

If you are already established with Hometown Health, dial 518-370-1441 extension 4130 for scheduling and referral.

Accepts Medicaid and most insurance plans; a Fidelis representative is available to assist in the application process for the Fidelis insurance plan.

Sliding fee scale is available.

Ron Levine, MSW

Family & Child Services Phone: 518-393-1369

246 Union St., Schenectady (across from the VanDyck Restaurant)

Accepts most health insurancesexcept direct Medicaid.

Samaritan Counseling Center

Phone: 518-374-3514

220 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia (corner of Rt. 50 and N. Ballston; on CDTA Route 50)

http://www.samaritancounselingcenter.org Call to verify insurance coverage.

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Schenectady Mental Health Associates

Phone: 518-374-0295, Ext. 10

1362 Union St., Schenectady (on CDTA Route 70) http://www.smhassoc.com/default.html

Psychiatrists and counseling services under one roof Accepts most major health insurances.

Does not accept direct Medicaid or Medicare.

Union Street Counseling Services

Phone: 518-374-6263

1311 Union St., Schenectady (on CDTA Route 70) http://unionstreetcounseling.com

Call to verify insurance coverage.

Campbell House Psychological Associates

Phone: 518-346-0762 Email: om@nycap.rr.com

10 State Street, Schenectady

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of developmental problems of children and adolescents.

Has a comprehensive program for the evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and related neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Call to verify insurance coverage.

Albany County

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

Phone the following number to schedule an appointment in the Albany location or to arrange for services at a satellite location outside Albany: 518-626-5339

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Equinox

Phone: 518-435-9931

500 Central Avenue, Albany, New York

Provides individual therapy, group treatment, and medication therapy to Albany County residents requiring mental health services.

Accepts Medicaid and Fidelis; call to verify this and other insurance coverage.

Family and Children Services of Capital Region

Phone: 518-462-6531

650 Warren Street, Albany, NY

Provides individual therapy. In addition, has a special gambling program.

Accepts most major insurance plans; call to verify your coverage. Does not accept direct Medicaid.

Laura Connell, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 518-526-0208

125 Wolf Rd., Colonie (corner of Computer Dr. West) Call to verify insurance coverage.

Suzanne D’Aversa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Phone: 518-221-6554

1 Pinnacle Place, Albany

Call to verify insurance coverage. Does not accept direct Medicaid.

Sliding fee scale for those who are not insured.

Jenny Frank, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Phone: 518- 452-4232 Extension 7

Albany Associates for Child & Family Mental Health 5 Pine West Plaza, Suite 508, Albany, NY

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Angela McCrea, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Phone: 518-459-6200 Extension 22

Email: angelamccrea@gmail.com 1 Pinnacle Place, Suite 220, Albany Call or email to verify insurance coverage. Offers sliding fee scale.

Pinnacle Behavioral Health

Phone: 518-689-0244

1 Pinnacle Place, Rt 20 (Western Ave), Albany

Provides individual, family, and group counseling as well as anger management counseling. Medication management available.

Call to verify insurance coverage. Offers sliding fee scale.

University at Albany

Counseling Center Phone: 518-442-4900

1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY

Counseling services provided by doctoral students under the supervision.

Insurance is not accepted. Offers sliding scale ranging from $10 to $45 per session.

Rensselaer County

Rensselaer Mental Health

Phone: 518-463-8869

1641 3rd Street, 2nd floor Rensselaer, NY

Satellite locations in the Rensselaer School District and in the Berlin Central School District.

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Saratoga County

Four Winds Saratoga

Phone: 518-584-3600 or 1-800-888-5448

Website:http://www.fourwindshospital.com/about_four_winds/ saratoga/treatment_programs.html

30 Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY Provides in-patient and out-patient programs. Accepts most insurance plans.

Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic Phone: 518-584-9030

135 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Fulton County

Family Counseling Center of Fulton County

Phone: 518-725-4310

Website: http://www.thefamilycounselingcenter.org Main Office Location: 11-21 Broadway, Gloversville, NY

St. Mary’s Healthcare, Adult Mental Health Clinic

Phone: 518-841-7341.

427 Guy Park Avenue in Amsterdam, New York. Provides outpatient mental health services (diagnosis and treatment) to adults 18 years of age and older who reside in Montgomery County.

Schoharie County

Dr. Jeffry Luria, Psychologist

Phone: 518-296-8524

Email: jluria@drjeffryluria.com Website: www.drjeffryluria.com

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Grief Counseling

Community Hospice Phone: 518-377-8846

445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 Kate Fishman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor No fee for bereavement counseling.

Community Hospice offers bereavement counseling within and outside of Schenectady County; phone Sue Emanuel for locations and contact information.

Substance Abuse Counseling

Conifer Park

Phone: 518-372-7031

600 Franklin St., Schenectady, NY

Outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults Group and individual services

Call to verify insurance coverage.

Equinox

Phone: 518-434-6135

95 Central Avenue, Albany, NY

Serves adults and adolescents with chemical dependency as well as family members.

Accepts Medicaid and Fidelis; call to verify this and other insurance coverage.

Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic

Phone: 518-584-9030

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Counseling for Domestic Violence

and Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Support Services

24 hour Hotline: 518-346-2266

Lori Sendra, Schenectady County Hotline Coordinator/Prevention Educator

Phone: 518-374-5353 Extension 278; Email: L.sendra@ppmhchoices.org

Planned Parenthood, 1040 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12307

YWCA Services to Women and Families

Domestic Violence Hotline: Phone: 518-374-3386

Counseling services for domestic violence survivors, phone: 518-374-3394 ext. 142

For domestic violence legal advocacy, phone: 518-382-5280 44 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY

Provides confidential services free of charge, including counseling, advocacy, shelter, and transitional housing.

Equinox

Phone 518-434-6135 for general information. 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 518-432-7865 Provides confidential services free of charge to domestic violence survivors, including shelter, counseling, outreach, advocacy, and case management.

Unity House of Troy

Phone 518-274-2607 for general information. 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 518-272-2370 Email: info@unityhouseny.org

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Peer Support and

Educational Support Services

Empowerment Exchange

Albany Address: 21 Colvin Avenue Albany Phone: 518-434-1393

Troy Address: 2136 Burdett Avenue Troy Phone: 518-235-2173

Peer Non-Emergency Support Line: 518-268-1663 Peer support program. Includes peer-to-peer outreach, advocacy services, empowerment seminars, non-emergency confidential peer support line, and peer support training. Maintains a library and resource room.

Northeast Career Planning Supported Education

Program

Designed to provide emotional support during each phase of an educational program for individuals with mental health

diagnoses; assists during the transition to a career as well. Albany County : Julie Pirog, (MS, CAS, LMHC)

Phone: 518-438-3445; Email: jpirog@northeastcareer.org Schenectady County: Suzanne Jones, ( MS)

Phone: 518-372-2895; Email: sjones@northeastcareer.org Rensselaer County: Tom Tift, (MS, LMHC)

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

For additional information concerning referrals,

phone or email the local contact for NAMI (National

Alliance on Mental Illness):

Albany County:

Sherry Grenz

Phone: 518- 439-8085

E-Mail: albanynami@aol.com

Montgomery/Futon/Hamilton Counties:

Mary Lou Berry

Phone: 518-843-3261; E-Mail: namimfh@gmail.com

Rensselaer County:

Mary Beth Honsinger, Telephone: 518-588-6949

E-Mail: NAMItroyrenss@aol.com

Saratoga County:

Jean Russell, Marge Zak Phone: 518- 885-2098;

E-Mail: Drussell6@nycap.rr.com

Schenectady County:

Mary Neville, Roy Neville Phone: 518-377-2619

E-Mail: rneville@nycap.rr.com; cwseacord

Warren County, Washington County and the

Northern Part of Saratoga County:

Irene O'Connor Phone: 518-668-3367

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Emergency Crisis Hotlines

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255);

TTY line: 1-800-799-4889  1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)  1-800-422-HOPE (1-800-442-4673)

 www.IMALIVE.org Online chat hotline, not available 24 x 7, but will tell you if online counselors are available.  http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/Lifeline

Chat.aspx Online chat hotline available 2PM - 2AM Eastern Time

Sexual Assault Hotlines • 518-346-2266

• 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

• https://ohl.rainn.org/online/ Online chat hotline, available 24 hours, 7 days

Veterans Crisis Hotlines

• 1-877-Vet2Vet (1-877-838-2838)

• 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1 • Text to 838255

LGBTQ Youth Crisis Hotline

The Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)

1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Hotline

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If you are feeling stressed and would like to talk with

someone on the Schenectady County Community Campus,

make a Check-In Appointment by calling 518-381-1365.

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