Behavioral Health Center @ Northeast, Schenectady

A child’s emotional health and well-being plays a key role in determining his or her success in school, ability to get along with others, and ability to deal with the challenges of growing up. The Behavioral Health Center @ Northeast, Schenectady offers children and families help in managing their emotional well-being and assistance in resolving issues that may cause impaired emotional/behavioral functioning and psychiatric difficulties.

The Behavioral Health Center @ Northeast, Schenectady is a New York State Office of Mental Health licensed Outpatient Treatment Program. The Center strives to ensure that quality therapeutic services are readily available to all children and families identified as needing care and treatment. The Center is a fee-for-service program. We accept a variety of payment methods, including Medicaid, Managed Medicaid, some third party insurance, and private payment on a sliding scale.

What are the services available?

Services provided include: Psychotherapy (Individual, Family and Group), Assessments (Initial, Psychological and Psychiatric), Crisis Intervention, Complex Care Management, Health Screenings and Psychotropic Medication Therapy. Services are provided by an Interdisciplinary Team of professionals which includes Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, a Registered Nurse and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Key components of services provided include:

  • Emotional well-being screenings and assessment
  • Comprehensive mental health treatment services aimed at addressing difficulties including:
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Anxiety disorders (i.e. phobias, OCD)
    • Depression
    • Trauma and Adjustment Disorders
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorders
    • School Behavior Difficulty and Aggression
  • Individual  and Family therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation, medication review and management
  • Psycho-Educational groups for parents as available
  • Coordination with other service providers, schools, and primary care physicians
  • Early detection of potential issues of concerns related to a child’s emotional well being
  • Improved daily functioning at home, in school, and in the community
  • Parents gain more understanding of and are better prepared to manage their child’s behaviors and emotional needs
  • Improved family relationships and communication
  • Reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalizations and out of home placements
  • Evening appointments four nights a week
  • Convenient location with access to most CDTA bus routes
Who can access services?

Any youth ages 0-24 who are having trouble functioning at home, in school, or in the community due to emotional and/or behavioral difficulties may be referred to the Behavioral Health Center @ Northeast, Schenectady for assessment and treatment. Note that we need parent/guardian consent for those under age 18; individuals aged 18-24 may self-refer for treatment.

How are services accessed?

Call 518-381-8911 for more information on accessing for services.

Fax: (518) 377-4292

When are services available?

The clinic’s operational hours are as follows: Mondays through Thursdays (8:30AM-8:00PM) and Fridays (8:30AM-5:00PM).

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