Substance Use Disorders Counseling Center


The Center serves adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction.  Our diverse client population is primarily urban-based and comes from all socioeconomic strata.  Many clients also have co-occurring mental health issues.


The Counseling Center is certified and licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). 

Using a holistic, multidisciplinary approach, complementary with programs such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, the Counseling Center provides:

  • comprehensive assessment
  • treatment planning
  • case management
  • counseling services
  • assistance with referrals to detox and inpatient program


To address and treat each client’s unique issues related to substance use and addiction.  The Counseling Center helps individuals and their families move forward on their paths to recovery and healing.


Hours of Operations

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Insurance & Payment

We accept the following insurance:

  • Fidelis
  • Wellcare
  • Medicaid

For your convenience, you can pay your co-pay with cash, check or credit card.

Experiencing financial hardship?
Please ask to meet with our Patient Benefits Specialist to discuss payment plan options, Medicaid eligibility and other available resources.



500 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Main Phone: 518.435.9931
In case of bad weather, contact our Client Weather Line at 518.435.9931, x5454


Walk-In Assessment Hours

Tuesday & Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Driver Assessment 

Equinox offers an Impaired Driver Assessment for those who are looking to regain their license after being convicted of a DWI/DWAI. An appointment is required. The following documents are required at time of appointment:

  • Police report of DWI/DWAI
  • Driver's Abstract
  • Insurance Card
  • Photo ID
  • $200 Fee

For more information call 518.435.9931. Press Option 2 for the Counseling Center.


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