“Congratulations on taking this first step to improve your mental health! Our vision is to be a trusted health leader by strengthening, healing and empowering our community members.”
Registration is available in the following ways:
- Effective November 2022: Services can be accessed by calling 518-873-3670 for our current registration process, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Crisis Services can be accessed 24/7 by phone, by texting the number 741741, or by walking in Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please refer to the checklist in the packet and review the packet information. Feel free to call us at 518-873-3670 for assistance with completing and/or returning the forms.
Your first session will consist of a 20 minute phone appointment with an on-call worker to determine the urgency or severity of your needs. Your second session will consist of, approximately, a one hour appointment with a clinician. Registration will be conducted in-person. Appointments after will be in-person or zoom.
Essex County Mental Health provides an accessible and safe pathway to emotional, behavioral, physical and psychological health and well-being to all clients and families. We strive to create a customized plan of treatment to address your needs with your collaboration, and community partners. Our purpose is to create a warm and compassionate environment where you will feel accepted, cared for, and comfortable expressing yourself. You can expect to be treated with respect and dignity by all staff, both administrative and clinical. We strive to provide the highest quality care possible and encourage you to let us know if you are not satisfied with our services or have any concerns or suggestions about your treatment.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your recovery and choosing Essex County Mental Health as your provider. We understand that asking for help can be a difficult choice and many people are hesitant to seek counseling. You are making the choice to pursue a path of wellness and recovery intended to strengthen your health and emotional well-being.