Community Mental Health

Struggling with life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma, loss or bereavement, anxiety, depressionor just life issues?

Let us help.

Therapy and counseling services are available for children, families, couples, individuals and groups. Services are provided on a sliding-scale fee schedule and third-party insurances including Medicare, are accepted. Groups and creative arts therapy convene and meet by appointment.

We offer:

  • Screening and assessment

  • Counseling and therapy

  • Psycho-educational and support groups tailored to individual or organizational needs

  • Integrated Care Management

  • Caregiver support and assistance
  • Liaison to other service providers and family members

For more information or an appointment, please email David Donaghy, LCSWR, or call x. 227


Over 60? Feeling a bit blue? Losing interest in doing things?

Call today and get a free screening to check your eligibility for CNY PEARLS , a program for older adults who are feeling “down.”

      • Free, in-home, and evidence-based

      • 1-on-1 meetings with a PEARLS counselor over 5-9 months

      Learn to:

      • Manage unpleasant feelings such as loneliness, sadness, frustration, irritability, anxiousness and restlessness

      • Identify and solve problems that create a downward spiral in your mood

      • Become more physically and socially active to fuel an upward spiral in your mood

      • Feel better, function better, and improve your quality of life

      Email David Donaghy, LCSWR, or call x. 227 for information and a free screening.

      Upcoming Events

      M-Power U: An Arts and Minds Community

      Contact Ellen Somers, SJFS Assistant Director, to learn about enrolling in this weekly 4-hour M-Power U session.

      Introducing: Arts and Minds Cafe, 2:30-3:30pm free through September!

      All members of the community with early memory loss concerns, and their care partners, are welcome to join us for the Arts and Minds Cafe during the final hour of the Arts and Minds Community. From 2:30-3:30 pm, enjoy a social hour, refreshments, and an expressive arts activity. (No pre-screening or pre-registration required)

      Center for Healthy Living

      • Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens: Continues Sunday, 5/27, 6/24, 3-5:30pm; $10/series
      • Poetry as a Pathway to Spirituality in Later Life: Weds/ 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 9-11am; $15/series
      • Zen and the Art of Caregiving: Thurs 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6-7:30pm; $15/series
      • Advance Care Planning: Tues 5/8, 5/22; 10-11:30am; $10/series
      • Gift of Grace Conversation Game: Tues 5/15, 10-11:30am; $5

      M-Power U Now Enrolling for Arts and Minds Community

      M-Power U — A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss: We are now  enrolling participants for a new section called An Arts and Minds Community on Fridays starting February 16 from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Menorah Park. Contact SJFS Assistant Director Ellen Somers at x. 225 to make an appointment for screening and information!

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