Mental Health Services

Director:Cari Besserman MC, CRC CASAC-T
Town: Huntington  Phone: 631-920-8000

Director:Joanna Hulsey, LCSW-R.
Town: Smiththown Phone: 631-920-8300

Mental Health Clinic in Huntington
Licensed by the Office of Mental Health, the Pederson-Krag Mental Health Clinic provides a continuum of comprehensive mental health services for early childhood, child, adolescent and adult populations who have a designated primary psychiatric diagnosis according to DSM IV. Treatment modalities include individual, group, couples and family treatment depending on the needs of each patient. Within these modalities there are specialized programs to service distinct populations including the dual recovery program for individuals who have both a mental illness and alcohol/drug abuse problem; the eating disorder program; the school-based program in the Huntington and Riverhead School District; and the Special Services Program for individuals who suffer from chronic mental illness and are not benefiting from traditional clinic services.

Mental Health Clinic in Smithtown
The Mental Health Clinic at Pederson-Krag North offers a full array of therapeutic services. Treatment is available for children, adolescents, and adults. An interdisciplinary approach to treatment is utilized involving collaboration by various professionals including Clinical Social Workers,Mental Health Counselors, Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatrists.
The following treatment modalities are offered through our clinic program:

  • Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy
  • Adolescent and Adult Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Parent Education/Parent Effectiveness Training
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Court-Ordered Forensic Evaluations

The clinic continues to be recognized for its ability to provide treatment to specialized client populations which include:

  • Persons in Need of Supervision-Diversion (PINS Diversion)
  • Co-Occurring Disorders (psychiatric and substance abuse disorders) Clients
  • Serious and Persistently Mentally Ill

Referrals are accepted from county and state facilities, community agencies, schools, physicians, courts, hospitals, insurance companies, private practitioners, family members and individuals (self-referral). We are providers for Medicaid/Medicare and accept many third party insurances. For individuals who do not have medical insurance we offer sliding scale fees based on ability to pay.

Pederson-Krag Center West
55 Horizon Drive,
Huntington, NY 11743

Tel: 631.920.8000
Fax: 631.920.8164

Pederson-Krag Center North
11 Route 111,
Smithtown, NY 11787

Tel: 631.920.8300
Fax: 631.920.8460

Pederson-Krag Center - Wyandanch
240 Long Island Avenue,
Wyandanch, NY 11798

Tel: 631.920.8250
Fax: 631.920.8251

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