391 Western Avenue, Albany, New York :: (518) 242-4731

Outpatient Counseling For Youth & Families

For more information or to make an appointment
at The Counseling Center at LaSalle, please telephone:
518-242-4731, extension 240


The Counseling Center at LaSalle is now offering a range of specialized outpatient services to youth and families struggling with mental health, addiction, trauma, and sexual abuse.

Established in 1854, LaSalle School has been providing residential care and educational services to youth for 160 years and has earned a reputation as a leading provider of evidence-based and effective therapeutic programming for children a families.

For over twenty years, LaSalle School has provided comprehensive, NYS Office of Alchohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) certified treatment to adolescents ages 10 to 21. With an emphasis on developmentally specific and family centered treatment, LaSalle has developed a unique and effective approach to successfully engaging youth with significant substance abuse and co-occurring mental health needs.

Building on decades of experience in assessing and treating mental health and complex behavior disorders within our residential setting, LaSalle School has recently added a NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) Children’s Clinic license, and is now providing outpatient mental health evaluation, counseling, and psychiatric care to youth ages 10 to 18.

As a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of juvenile sexual abuse and trauma, LaSalle also provides specialized outpatient evaluation, risk assessment, and treatment to sexually abusive youth and their families. Our team of highly experienced clinicians also provides education, support, and treatment to child survivors of sexual abuse and their families.

Evaluation and Treatment Services include:

  • Assessment and Treatment by highly experienced and licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment professionals.
  • Specialized Evaluation, Risk Assessment, and Treatment of youth who have been sexually abused and/or have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors.
  • Access to Psychiatric Services to evaluate and provide ongoing medication management.
  • Individual Therapy utilizing client centered and evidenced-based approaches to wellness, recovery, safety, and maintenance skills;
  • Family Therapy to foster improved family relationships, communication, and support;
  • Group Therapy specifically designed for adolescents and their caregivers. Developmentally specific skill building, psycho-education, and treatment groups;
    • Multi-Family Groups
    • Parent Support Groups
    • Specialized Adolescent Treatment Groups
  • Experiential Learning and Expressive Arts interventions specifically designed to engage youth, encourage progress, and promote the development of core skills.
  • Now accepting Medicaid, CDPHP, Value Options, and Fidelis Health Care
  • Fee for service and sliding scale available by request

LaSalle School does not discriminate in admissions and the provision of services and programs with respect to race, national origin, or religion.