December 28, 2012

Mental/Behavioral Health

Behavioral health resources Rochester

Mental and behavioral agencies and support directory for Monroe and surrounding Counties 

Hillside Family of Agencies

Hillside Family of Agencies (HFA) is a leading provider of child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, adoption, special education, safety net and developmental disabilities services to children and families across Central and Western New York and Maryland.  HFA is family focused, providing a myriad of services in community, school-based, residential settings serving children and young adults (from birth to age 26) and families with special needs such as mental health, behavioral, educational, or developmental challenges.  Unique programs are designed for runaway/homeless teens and families or individuals looking for adoption support or to put a child up for adoption.   The Hillside Integration Center – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provides direct access to all services, youth and parent support, crisis counseling, and is the general Hillside “help desk.” American Sign Language (limited), Spanish, and access to all language services are available at (585) 256-7500.

Address:  1183 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

HFA’s Integration Center:  (585) 256-7500
Toll Free: 1 (888) 514-4455
Telephone:  (585) 256-7686
Fax:  (585) 256-7555


Hillside Children’s Center

Hillside Children’s Center is a family and children services organization that provides child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, developmental disabilities, and family development services across Central and Western New York to children ages birth to 21 years and their families.


  • 2075 Scottsville Rd, 14623, (585) 429-2700
  • 426 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14613, (585) 719-2000
  • 1 Keuka Bus Park Suite 208, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Phone: (315) 536-6913 or (585) 256-7515
Fax: (585) 256-7510

Liberty Resources Behavioral Health Clinic, Monroe County

New York State OMH licensed Article 31 outpatient mental health clinic providing services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Services include mental health/co-occurring disorders assessment, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, individual, group and family psychotherapy and crisis intervention services for clients. The clinic employs a multidisciplinary team of professionals who provide a variety of evidence informed treatments. A wide range of insurances are accepted. Please call for more information.

Address: 175 Humboldt Street, Rochester NY 14610

Phone: (585) 410-3370


Rochester General Behavioral Health Network – Genesee Mental Health Center

Services offered include: Mental health clinic for adults and youth; addictions clinic treatment (including specialty services and evening hours); Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) for adults, including vocational support; and case management (specializing in services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse, as well as people at risk of being homeless). A wide range of insurances are accepted – please call the number below for more information.

Address: 224 Alexander Street, Rochester NY, 14607

Phone:  (585) 922-7770


Mount Hope Family Center 

The Mount Hope Family Center is a nationally recognized institute that has pioneered a community-supported, complete family approach to treatment and prevention.  Mt. Hope Preventive Programs provide resources parents and children need to build strong, healthy family and peer relationships.  Children and families serviced at the Center have faced difficult circumstances, such as violence, maltreatment, loss, trauma, poverty, and drug and alcohol abuse.  Additionally, services are provided for children who are currently in foster care and those who are at risk for foster care placement.  The Center provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy Program (CPP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT), Child Therapy, PATHS Club After School Program, Summer Camp Program, Parenting Skills Group, and Building Healthy Children.

Address: 187 Edinburgh Street, Rochester, New York 14608

Phone: (585) 275-2991
Fax: (585) 454-2972



The Rochester Mobile Crisis Team is a psychiatric team on wheels that serves individuals of any age and families in Monroe County who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  The mental health professionals who make up the mobile crisis team see the individuals/families in need in their home, schools, work places, etc. Among the services they provide are:
Crisis intervention
Mental health assessments
Rapid linkage and/or re-linkage to local treatment providers
Workshops and presentations about mental health issues

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
On-call response is available for mental health emergencies after hours.

Phone: (585) 275-5151 or  (585) 529-3721

Nazareth College Play Therapy Center

The Play Therapy Center provides play therapy services, engages in play therapy research, provides high quality play therapy education, and offers affordable play therapy training for professionals and families.

Play therapy is a form of mental health counseling that makes systematic use of theoretical models to “establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development” (Association for Play Therapy, 2011,

To schedule an intake: Please email Dr. Demanchick at or call him at 389-2545 to schedule an parent intake interview. Parents are required to meet with Dr. Demanchick to discuss current concerns prior to receiving play therapy services.

Phone:  (585) 389-2545
Fax:  (585) 389-5134

Compeer Rochester

Compeer Rochester is a mentoring agency for youth (ages 6-19 years), adults and Veterans living with a mental illness. We match community volunteers with our clients in one-on-one friendships, helping to increase socialization and decrease isolation. We help to fight the stigma of mental illness through education and exposure. Our clients and volunteers form connections that are mutually beneficial, creating a true partnership.  We also provide family support such as school/legal advocacy, referrals and linkages, and host a monthly support group for parents and caretakers.

What does a Compeer experience look like?

  • Going to a sporting event
  • Walking or playing in a park
  • Going to a museum or gallery
  • Going to a movie
  • Have a game night
  • Running errands together
  • Talking to a friend

For more information on how you can obtain services or get involved as a volunteer with Compeer Rochester, visit our website at, or call 585-546-8280.

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