Open Access and Intake
Open Access Hours are Monday–Thursday, 9:00am–2:00pm at 201 E. Green Street, Ithaca.
Anyone who lives or works in Tompkins County is welcome to walk in, complete the intake packet, and have their intial appointment that day. In the event that the schedule has already filled up for that day, they will be scheduled for the next day that they are available to come in.
If the individual is unable to attend during these hours, please call 607-274-6200 and ask to speak with our intake coordinator, Melissa Kilanowski about scheduling a time.
Adult, Children & Youth Therapy
Adult Therapy offers treatment to adults with a mental health problem. Each client is paired up with a social worker and with a prescriber if needed. A person-centered treatment plan is developed after admission. The plan includes specific goals and objectives that match the treatment needs. Forms of evidence-based treatment are offered: Independent therapy, medication therapy, and group therapy.
Children & Youth Therapy is available to clients 25 years old and under and offers similar services to Adult Therapy.
Clients are prescribed medication by a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, and have registered nurse support. Long-acting injectables and clozaril are offered to clients with a severe mental illness. A long-acting injectable is an injection of medication for those who need help managing their medication.
Forensic Therapy provides treatment for sex-offenders, domestic violence offenders, clients mandated by anger management, clients on probation, and clients on parole. Forensic Therapy also provides crisis services for people in the community who may need immediate help. This includes Emergency Outreach Service (EOS), Mobile Crisis Team (MCT), and Critical Incident Negotiation Team (CINT).