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Department of Community Services

The Department provides direct services in mental health, alcoholism and substance 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
  • Psychological Testing Treatment Reaching Youth Program (TRY)
  • Coordinated Children's Services Initiative SPOA (Single Point of Access) -Application links listed below
  • Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid misuse and addiction (Vivitrol and Suboxone)
  • 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 Use Disorder Counselors

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

Call between the hours of 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  You will speak with a professional staff person who will arrange for you to have an appropriate telephone / tele video or face-to-face interview.

Any questions:  BehavioralHealthPlan@sullivanny.us


Related Documents

Universal Children’s SPOA Application Form

Adult SPOA Application Form

Keeping Children at Home

Directions to DCS Complex