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Behavioral Health Services

Northern Rivers offers a network of NYS Office of Mental Health-licensed community-based social work and psychiatric services throughout the Capital Region and beyond to support the diverse range of emotional, social, and developmental needs of children, adults, and families. Our skilled and dedicated team of social workers, mental health counselors, and medical professionals provide programs tailored to different mental health needs, serving thousands of people every year through individual, group, and family psychotherapy; psychiatric assessments; medication management; and complex care management.

The Northern Rivers Difference

Our behavioral health services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of highly-trained, compassionate professionals who provide trauma-informed, culturally-competent, person-centered care to help clients find success on their own terms. With convenient office locations and the flexibility to deliver many services right in the community, we make it easy to access services. Our continuum of services means that we have the right level of service for many situations, and our strength as an organization means clients have access to an unmatched network of community resources.

Behavioral Health Centers

The Behavioral Health Centers are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide outpatient mental health treatment services to those individuals who need help managing emotional and behavioral challenges. Individuals who are age 64 or younger and who are experiencing social, emotional, family, or mental health related challenges are eligible for services. The center specializes in providing trauma-informed care as well as person-centered treatment. Our goal is to help individuals be successful in all aspects of their life. [More]

Centers located in: [Brochure]


401 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Evening by appointment
Saturday, by appointment

2452 U.S. Route 9, Suite 206
Malta, NY 12020

530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

School-Based Behavioral Health

School-based behavioral health offices are New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) licensed mental health satellite clinics within schools designed to help school-aged children who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs so that they be successful in school. Family support services are also available. [More]

Participating school districts: [Brochure] [Rack Card]
• Albany City School District
• Ballston Spa Central School District
• Burnt Hills School District
• Cambridge Central School District
• Cohoes City Central School District
• Duanesburg School District [More]
• Guilderland School District [More]
• Hadley-Luzerne Central School District
• Hartford School District
• Niskayuna School District [More]
• North Colonie School District [More]
• Saratoga Springs Central School District
• Schenectady City School District
• South Colonie Central School District
• Stillwater School District
• Queensbury Union Free School District
[School Locations]

Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidenced-based practice that offers treatment, rehabilitation, and support services using a person-centered, recovery-based approach to individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. ACT services assist individuals in achieving their personally meaningful goals and life roles. [More]

Crisis Stabilization Services

We help prevent unnecessary hospitalization and emergency room visits by stabilizing the crisis in the most normalized, least restrictive setting. Our Mobile Crisis Services teams function within a continuum of related services throughout the community to build an integrated crisis system that meets the needs of all adults, children, adolescents, and their families. [More]

Programs include: [Brochure]
• Adult Mobile Crisis Services
• Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Services

School-Focused Behaviorist [More]

Short-Term Crisis Stabilization Residential Services (Coming in mid-2019)

Home-Based Crisis Intervention

Our Home-Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) program is an intensive 4- to 6-week in-home service available to families in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties to help they manage crisis and provide support.


Our OnTrackNY team helps individuals remain in their lives or quickly return to their lives with a dedicated staff member focused on supporting individuals attain education and/or employment goals. [More]