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Department of Community Services

    The Department provides direct services in mental health, alcoholism and drug abuse to all residents of Sullivan County.

    • Services are available to individuals of all age groups, without regard to severity of their disability. 
    • All services are confidential. 

    The Department is licensed by:

    Services Provided by the Sullivan County Department of Community Services
    • Individual Psychotherapy
    • Marital & Family Counseling
    • Group Therapy
    • Medication Therapy
    • Crisis Intervention/Outreach
    • Court Evaluations
    • Consultation & Education
    • Case Management
    • Anger Management
    • Continuing Day Treatment
    • Psychological Testing Treatment Reaching Youth Program (TRY)
    • Coordinated Children's Services Initiative SPOA (Single Point of Access) -Application links listed below
    • and many more

    What to Expect

    Treatment is a planned, systematic way of learning about yourself and how you interact with the world.

    • The specific goals of treatment you will receive will be worked out between you and your therapist. 
    • The focus of treatment is to help you to understand and deal more effectively with problems you are encountering. 

    You can expect the following:

    • You will have a specific therapist assigned to you who will meet with you on a scheduled  basis.
    • Everything you talk about is confidential.
    • The focus of talking with the therapist is to understand why your problems are happening and alternative ways of thinking and living.
    • The therapist does not have any magical answers, but will help you come to your own solutions.
    • The desire to change on your part is essential.  The length of treatment will be decided by you and your therapist.
    •  Sometimes treatment sessions include a spouse, a family, or a group of people mutually helping one another.

    The Department is staffed by professionals of various disciplines:

    • Social Workers
    • Social Work Assistants
    • Psychiatrists
    • Psychologists
    • Nurses
    • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors

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    Fees are based on a sliding scale, determined by net family income.  The Department accepts Medicaid, Medicare and Insurance.

    Come in or call daily between the hours of  9 AM - 12 PM.  You will speak with a professional staff person who will arrange for you to have an appropriate face-to-face interview.

    Any questions:  BehavioralHealthPlan@co.sullivan.ny.us


    Related Documents

    Universal Children’s SPOA Application Form

    Keeping Children at Home

    Directions to DCS Complex