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                             Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender
                                     Community Council

Local Resource Guide

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Sean M. Endress, MA, LCSW

Albany, NY

New Paltz , NY

(718) 887-1378

[email protected] Sean is a trans-identified psychotherapist who provides counseling, education, and advocacy in the areas of gender identity, sexuality, and college life issues. Sean received his clinical training at the LGBT Center in NYC, where he served as a therapist with the Gender Identity Project. Free initial phone consults and sliding scale fees are available. 

Caroline Russell Smith
, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Worker
`Transgender/Transitioning issues"
One Roof Holistic Health Center
 "A Holistic Health Center in the heart of Saratoga"
58 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Ari Istar Lev, LCSW
Choices Counseling and Consulting
321 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 518-463-9152

Moonhawk (Hawk) River Stone, B.S.
Connections Psychotherapy Associates
A psychotherapist in private practice in the Albany, New York area for the past fourteen years.
He specializes in working with the LGBTI community.
He also specializes in working with people who have a history of trauma and dissociative disorders.
Address: 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206,
Phone: (518) 446-1261
mailto:[email protected]+

Kim Brayton, J.D., Ph.D
Brayton Psychological Services
20 Ridge St. Suite 203; Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801   [518] 792-9100 or:
[email protected]
"A psychological Practice dedicated to helping trauma survivors and those who work so hard to help them survive, as well as a unique resource at the intersection of Law and Psychology"

Rosemary Lake-Liotta, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Woodruff Street
Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983
[518] 891-0924
40 Rockland Street
Malone, N.Y. 12953
[518] 483-0958

Joseph A. McKay, CSW, D.Min
Celtic Counseling Services
Traditional and Holistic
498 Glen Street
Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801 [518] 743-9099 

Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc.
6090 NYS RTE 9N
Westport, N.Y. 12993
[518] 962-2077

Warren Washington Counties Association for Mental Health [AMH]:
Many year round regional conferences and mental health resource links to local, state and national organizations


                   HIV/AIDS SUPPORT SERVICES: 

The Bridge:
2nd Saturday each month offering HIV/Hep-C/STD`s screening (See Calendar for details

AIDS Council of Northeastern New York:

HIV/AIDS Screening, Case Management services, more: http://www.aidscouncil.org/ Also,
Project HOPE, affiliated with the AIDS Council of NENY (HIV Outreach and Prevention Education) provides HIV/STD outreach and prevention interventions to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community

Albany Damien Center The Capital Region's AIDS Community Center:

Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS: CDAACA :

HIV Information Network: The Ryan White HIV CARE program sponsored by
Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN) now offers a support group program for HIV +
Call: [518] 761-0300 ext 232 to sign up for a meeting or more information
Groups meet in Glens Falls once a week

Warren County Public Health
STD/HIV Clinic; Tuesdays from 6PM to 8PM
McEchron House, 65 Ridge St., Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801
{Located directly across from G.F.`s City Hall}


Endocrinologist [Transgender Specialist]

Dr. Matthew C. Leinung, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Av., MC-141, Albany, N.Y. 12208
[518] 262-5185


Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
Brigette Emmanuel/Program Director
LGBT Caring and Understanding-TG Room available
Full Array of Services
176 Sheridan Av.
Albany, N.Y. 12210
[518] 434-8021

Shelters of Saratoga:
A homeless shelter and much, much more:
Email:  mailto:[email protected]

The Open Door
Serving Lunch and Dinner Tuesday through Saturday
Chaplain Bruce D. Hersey
South Street
Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801
[518] 792-5900



Council for Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
346 Main St.-Suite 2-Hudson Falls, N.Y. 12839
[518] 746-1527


Center for Recovery
19 Harlem St.-Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801
 Ph. [518] 926-7200
Website: http://glensfallshospital.org 

Conifer Park offers Inpatient and Outpatient services and is a Private residential chemical dependency treatment facility situated on 32 wooded acres in Glenville, NY. Easily accessible from all major cities in the Northeast, the facility offers comprehensive services for the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse in a beautiful, tranquil setting conducive to recovery

55 Elm Street
Glen Falls, NY 12081
Phone: 518-793-7273
Fax: 518-798-5004


The Bridge now offers: an LGBT "Warm" Line

The Bridge: Warm Line now open.Unlike typical "Hotlines" where an individual is in crisis, we now offer an alternative, a "Warm" line for those LGBT individuals, friends and allies who are not yet in crisis but have a real need to just talk to someone.Referrals will be provided as needed. If no answer, call back or leave a message. We will return all calls. All calls are strictly confidential. If you have a true emergency, please contact your local mental health clinic or call 911.

HOURS: 12 noon to 5pm
DATES: Monday thru Friday
NUMBER: (518) 338-3884  ~this is not toll free, but is a local call within the 518 area code~

At long last, a service badly needed for the people of our community. You asked and we listened.

IOOV: A program offered by In Our Own Voices, Inc.
http://www.inourownvoices.org Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender POC support and social program
[518] 432-4341
Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM

The Samaritans
Capital Region Anti-violence Project
Jill Ordonez, LMSW ~Program Director
**Confidential Crisis Hotline: (518) 689-4673**
>Business Line: [518] 689-0080 

United Way 2-1-1 Crisis Hotline
(518) 694-0473
http://www.capitalsamaritans.org/New York 2-1-1 and get connected. Get answers. 
Jill Ordonez, LMSW
2-1-1/Samaritans Director
email at:
mailto:[email protected]

Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties
35 Broad Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 793-6212

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault { NYSCASA}

"...seeking an end to sexual violence and exploitation", Adam J. Williams/Former Outreach Project Director 
Visit: http://www.nyscasa.org/

                      LEGAL SERVICES

Stanclift, McMorris P.C.

Attorneys & Councelors at Law
Jeffrey E. McMorris
Glens Falls: (518) 745-4242
Ticonderoga: (518) 585-6002
Fax: (518) 745-4344
[email protected]
Criminal, Family and Civil law

Anne Copps
State Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 436-4170 (Known for assisting names changes within the TG community)

New York Civil Liberties Union Capital Region Chapter (NYCLU)
Melonie W. Trimble/Executive Director
90 State St., Suite 518
Albany, N.Y. 12207
[518] 436-8594





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