& Other Specialized Mental Health Care
At Family Services of Chemung County, we provide a full range of assessment and individual, family, and group mental health therapies to adults. The Adult Mental Health Clinic provides dual recovery-informed services in conjunction with area substance abuse treatment providers for those diagnosed with mental health and chemical dependence problems; provides trauma-informed care for individuals presenting with mental health difficulties related to current and/or past abuse experiences, including victims, survivors, and offenders in the areas of sexual abuse and domestic violence; and promoting safety, communication, stress and anger management.
Men’s Anger Management and Domestic Violence Skill-Building Therapy Group: A 26-week group that assists in helping clients reduce their risk of using physically, emotionally, and psychologically abusive behaviors towards others by identifying triggers, causes, and analyzing emotional responses. The objective of the group is to develop skills to increase socially acceptable responses to situations and interactions with others, as well as to improve relationships.
Women’s Anger Management Skill-Building Therapy Group: A 14-week program that educates on mood regulation, stress management, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills. The objective of the group is to develop skills to increase socially acceptable responses to situations and interactions with others, as well as to improve relationships.
Protective Parenting Skill-Building Group: A 10-week program designed to help strengthen parents and guardian's protective abilities by increasing knowledge related to child abuse and traumatic symptoms, in addition to reinforcing effective and developmentally appropriate parenting skills.
Women’s Empowerment Skill-Building Therapy Group: A 14-week program designed to empower survivors of domestic violence by recognizing the difference in healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, improving self-esteem and sense of capability, and enhancing protective factors to promote safety and overall well-being.
Sexual Abuse Skill-Building Therapy Group: The objective of this group is to assist individuals in reducing risk for sexually abusive behavior and improving management of deviant sexual thoughts, fantasies, and desires. This is accomplished through identification of risk and protective factors, challenging and restructuring of associated cognitive distortions, and application of adaptive coping and safety planning skills to promote healthy sexual functioning and community safety. *Please note this group is available to anyone who is assessed and determined to meet criteria for admission, regardless of legal status.
Forensic Program – The Forensic Program is operated at the Chemung County Jail, providing health assessment, ongoing counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication therapy, pre-release treatment planning, post-release referral and case management, and advocacy for individuals in order to improve adjustment to and functioning within the community, increase completion of linkage with services, and reduce the rate of recidivism.
Crisis – When a crisis occurs the Crisis Program offers a mobile response team providing face to face or telephone crisis counseling and referral services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (607) 442-6900
Psychiatry Services - Some people benefit from medication to manage a life situation, whether it be temporary or permanent. Our psychiatrists work collaboratively with the clients and Family Services’ therapists to assess and, when needed, develop a pharmaceutical plan in response to a mental illness or traumatic life event. Please consult with your therapist if you believe a psychiatric evaluation is needed.
Urgent Care Services – Provides on-site and Emergency Room assessment for individuals in need of immediate mental health assessment, psychiatric evaluation, medication therapy assessment, and referral. (607) 733-5696
If you are in need of services, please contact our intake team at (607) 733-5696 or (607) 737-2490. They will gather your basic information and help decide which program you are appropriate for. While waiting to engage in mental health treatment, our intake specialists will help connect you with services within the agency, including care management, as well as other agencies in the community. We look forward to supporting you and connecting you to the services you need.
310 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901 (607) 737-2490
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8:00AM - 7:00PM