Local Therapy Resources

Mental health resources for Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.

Department of Mental Health


Telephone: 518-447-4555

The Department of Mental Health offers a wide range of services to Albany County citizens, including treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. It is our mission to ensure that persons with mental illness, substance and alcohol problems or developmental disabilities are provided a full range of services that promote stabilization, rehabilitation and recovery for the purpose of enhancing or improving their lives.

CDPC Crisis Unit

Psychiatric crisis services available by phone 24/7

75 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Telephone Number: 518-549-6500

Ellis Hospital Emergency Room

24 hour crisis

1101 Nott Street,
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone Number: 518-243-3300

Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families

24 hour crisis

260 South Pearl Street,
Albany, NY 12202

Telephone Number: 518-447-4550

Offers crisis assessment, triage, ongoing counseling, and emergency on call access to Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team

NY State Central Registry for child Abuse & Maltreatment:


Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Telephone Number: 1-800-273-8255

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline


Telephone Number: 1-800-656-4673

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 or Text NAMI to 741741

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.” “Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Autism Speaks


Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 or Text NAMI to 741741

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

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