Behavioral Health

The Liberty Resources Behavioral Health, an Article 31 Outpatient Clinic licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), is the largest provider of outpatient mental health services in Central New York. Using a number of evidence-based practices, the Liberty Resources Behavioral Health center provides individual, family, and group therapy; substance abuse and mental health treatment; psychiatric evaluation; and medication management services to adults, children, and families.

Led by Dr. David Kang, MD (Medical Director) and Kimberly Langbart, LCSW (Clinic Director), clinicians deliver treatment services at the main clinic in Syracuse, at satellite clinics in Oswego, Oneida and Monroe counties, and within 12 Syracuse City School-Based Clinics. The main location, in partnership with Upstate Cerebral Palsy (UCP), also provides integrated physical health care services to the community in a state-of-the-art Article 28 primary care clinic licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

History

In December 2007, in order to preserve the much needed services provided by Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center (OPCC), the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) approved the reassignment of OPCC’s license to Liberty Resources. The Clinic was renamed the Brownell Center for Behavioral Health to honor retired Onondaga County Mental Health Commissioner David Brownell who was a strong advocate for maintaining clinic capacity for the underserved in our community. Since that time, Brownell Center moved into a state-of-the-art facility and has grown in capacity from serving approximately 300 clients to more than 2,000 annually. The largest provider of outpatient mental health services in the region, the Brownell Center now operates satellite clinics in Fulton, NY (Oswego County); Oneida, NY (Madison County); Rochester, NY (Monroe County) and in 12 Syracuse City Schools.

Services

Brownell Center employs a number of evidence-based practices including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT). Services include individual, family, and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Admitted clients engaged in psychotherapy who have an identified need are also eligible for psychiatric evaluation, medication management (including injectable medication), and case management. Crisis intervention services and 24/7 crisis support are also available to Brownell Center clients.