Samaritan Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic located offers a multidisciplinary approach to mental health treatment. Patients receive medication management, if applicable, and counseling services for a variety of conditions. The clinic has a team consisting of one child-adolescent psychiatrist, two adult psychiatrists, one nurse practioner, four psychologists, four licensed clinical social workers, three nurses, and four office support staff.
Outpatient Behavioral Health
Samaritan Medical Plaza
1575 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Individual counseling
• Couples counseling (where there is one identified client)
• Family counseling
• Play therapy
• Sexual abuse counseling
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other disruptive behavior disorders
• Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
• Mood disorders including depression
• Bipolar Disorder
• Anxiety disorders
• Sleep disorders
• Impulse control disorders
• Personality disorders
• Problems with adjustment to stressful life circumstances.
A referral from the client's primary doctor is required, at which time symptoms will be reviewed and the client will be prioritized based on need. If there is a waiting list at the time, the client will be placed on our waiting list. 24 hour crisis services are available through Samaritan Emergency Department for existing clients as well as clients waiting to be seen.
An initial evaluation is often followed by a psychiatric assessment with a treatment plan. In addition to individual psychotherapy, groups are offered at the clinic and address a variety of topics such as anger management, anxiety management, social skills training, and coping with co-dependency. Groups are ever changing to meet the needs of the client population.
Children are always evaluated in the context of their families and with input from their schools and involved agencies, using a systems approach. Treatment providers often communicate with the primary care provider, medical specialists, other mental health treatment providers, and case managers to provide comprehensive care to the patients served at the clinic.
Samaritan is a licensed clinic, and operates under the Office of Mental Health's regulatory sanctions.