Essex County, New York scenery, from left to right: Lincoln Pond, Elizabethtown; Lake Placid Sinfonietta; Lake Placid; World-class skaters at the Olympic Center; Heart Lake, North Elba; Ausable River, Jay (Heart Lake and Ausable River photos courtesy of Steve and Luisa Towne, all others provided by Mike Brenish)

Here at Essex County Mental Health, we are continuing services to ALL Essex County residents and others using telephone and video conferencing means; face-to-face services are extremely limited, so please contact us before coming to our office.

We are available to assist with mental health needs and can be reached by calling 518-873-3670 or 1-888-854-3773, 24/7.

Linked below is a guidance document for managing stress during this challenging time provided by the NYS Office of Mental Health. It provides valuable information that can be used to help our families, our friends, ourselves, and our communities.

OMH Guidance for Managing Stress and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Outbreak


The mission of Essex County Mental Health Services is to provide community members with opportunities to improve their emotional, behavioral, and psychological well-being through therapeutic partnerships with mental health professionals.


The Clinic is designed to serve Essex County residents who are in need of mental health services for a range of diagnoses. However, individuals with concerns specific to alcohol or drug disorders, developmental disorders, and/or organic brain syndrome may be referred elsewhere for services.

Admission of eligible individuals or families will be based on their ability to benefit from the range of services available at this clinic. The Clinic provides case management as well as individual, group, school, and crisis services on an out-patient basis to Essex County residents of all ages. If a professional assessment indicates a need for resources that are not available at this Clinic, a referral will be offered to the individual or family.

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Essex County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Essex County Mental Health Services now accepts credit and debit card payments through GovPayNet. Payments can be made with a major credit, debit or prepaid debit card, including:


Clinic Staff

Our clinical staff consists of individuals from a variety of mental health disciplines. Staff members have completed training in Master of Arts or Master of Science Programs, which include psychology, social work, and/or counseling. These individuals serve the Clinic as psychologists, social workers, and/or counselors. Additional members of our staff may have training as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, Medical Doctor in Psychiatry, and/or a Ph. D. in Psychology. If you are interested in employment opportunities, please contact the Essex County Department of Personnel.

Terri Morse, LMHC, CASAC

Annie G. McKinley, LCSW
Assistant Director

P.O. Box 8, 7513 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
(518) 873-3670
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Fax (518) 873-3777

Toll Free Emergency Services:

Afterhours, Weekends, and Holidays

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