Behavioral Health Outpatient Treatment

Behavioral health plays an important role in our lives – it determines how we look at ourselves, how we approach relationships with others, and how we approach the numerous challenges we face in our fast-paced world. Just like our physical health, our behavioral health suffers at times – and when it does, emotions, feelings, substance use or gambling behaviors can interfere with our ability to function. Offering the broadest continuum of prevention and treatment services in the North Country, the North Star Family of Behavioral Health Services serves those dealing with mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, co-occurring disorders and gambling problems. From start to finish, our professionally certified staff utilizes the highest quality service and evidence-based practices to assist you on your own individual journey toward healing and hope – creating a brighter future together.


Behavioral Health Clinic Services


At North Star’s behavioral health facilities, we’re ready to assist you when you need us. We offer both scheduled appointments or invite you to come to our clinics in Malone and Saranac Lake for open access walk-in services from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Our staff of certified professionals works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples, and we offer a variety of services from initial screening and evaluations to ongoing individual and group therapy, referrals and beyond, in order to address your needs. Beginning with an evaluation process, we work alongside individuals seeking help to determine what’s going on in their lives, what’s causing the problems, and how we can assist in solving them. From there, we develop a treatment plan tailored to individual needs. Along the way, we strive to help the entire family, with counseling available not only to the person experiencing substance abuse or mental illness, but also to those family members and loved ones who have been affected.


Our Behavioral Health Services include:



  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy

  • Marriage and family counseling

  • Medication management

  • Depression screening and treatment

  • Services to help with bereavement, anger and anxiety

  • School-based services for children and adolescents

  • Court-ordered evaluations

  • Counseling and medication management services for Franklin County Jail residents

  • Referral to community support services (psychiatric rehabilitation, self-help, residential services, case management, family support and respite for adults and children)

  • Coordination with community-based providers including primary care physicians, and local hospitals

  • 24/7 crisis services

Specialized Substance Use Disorder Services including:



  •  Referral assistance for detox or inpatient treatment

  • Medication Assisted Treatment including Suboxone

  • DWI/DUI evaluations and treatment

  • DSS public assistance SUD evaluations

  • Individual counseling

  • Group counseling

  • Women’s group

  • SEVEN CHALLENGES Adolescent group

  • Relapse prevention group

  • Co-occurring disorders group

  • Family Program and counseling for family members and significant others

Education and introduction to self-help support and the 12 steps:



  • To be treated with respect and dignity

  • To expect confidentiality

  • To receive age and culturally appropriate services

  • To understand available treatment options and alternatives

  • To receive care that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, or type of illness

Malone Clinic
209 Park Street Malone NY 12953
518.483.3261 or 518.483.8980


Saranac Lake Clinic
70 Edgewood Saranac Lake NY 12986
518.891.5535

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