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22 Depot Street, Potsdam NY
Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5PM

Our History

Our office was opened by Tracie Barnes in 2005, and was called Counseling Services of Northern NY. The office was originally going to be a private part-time counseling office for Ms. Barnes. But as the community became aware of the services provided, Ms. Barnes was not able to accommodate the need for services. In 2006, Ms. Barnes began accepting clients on a full-time basis. Because the need for services continued to grow, Ms. Barnes started to add additional staff to the office.

In 2009, the office changed to a Professional Limited Liability Company; and had to change it’s name to

Mental Health Counseling Services of NNY, PLLC.

In 2010, Ms. Barnes realized the office space was no longer able to accommodate the amount of client’s being referred. As a result, four additional counseling offices and a larger waiting area were added to the building which transformed the office to a newer, more professional setting.

Our Mission

The office has grown immensely since it’s origination in 2005, and will continue to grow in order to meet the needs of the community. Mental Health Counseling Services of Northern NY has proven it’s commitment to the community by providing resources needed.

For example, the office has developed support groups requested by other professional organizations or clients.

High Standards of Care

We take a client-oriented approach to counseling. Whatever your needs might be, we will help you through individualized care.

Professional Service

Our dedicated team of counselors have over 100 combined years of experience throughout many different fields and a passion for helping our clients and community.


Mental Health Counseling Svc. of NNY is pleased to announce we are now a participant of the National Health Service Corps.
HRSA allows us to offer sliding scale fee to clients, and a loan forgiveness program to employees.

Nondiscrimination Disclosure Statement:

Discrimination is against the law:

Mental health Counseling Services of Northern NY complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Mental Health Counseling Services of Northern NY does not exclude people or treat them differently because of color, race, national origin, age, disability or sex.