For appointments or questions, please call 716-831-1937 or 315-366-4100

Mental Health Treatment Program

Beacon Center was recently certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide services at the outpatient location in Utica in addition to our Herkimer, NY location. Trained professionals are available to provide services to adults needing help with anxiety, depression, bipolar, posttraumatic stress and other mental health disorders. Medications are also available to help manage symptoms. Services may be delivered in person or through telehealth and include Evaluation, Individual, Group and Family Counseling. Anyone interested in the program should contact us at 315-368-0103 (Utica) or 315-368-0154 (Herkimer). We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Utica, NY Beacon Center will be offering medication assisted treatment, including Methadone at 1508 Genesee Street, Utica, NY. The program will be certified by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and will serve Oneida County and the surrounding areas. As the opioid crisis continues across the State our goal is to provide access to care and services needed to support a lifetime of recovery. Those interested in the program should contact us at 315-367-1285, we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Faith Cole Peterson celebrates 30th Anniversary for Beacon Center

This interview provides insight to an amazing story of a compassionate woman. Heartfelt stories and insight give inspiration to all people wanting to succeed in making the world a better place. ~ Filmed on location by Leslie Harris-Senac of Visions Unlimited Video Productions in Sarasota, Florida

Our Services

Since 1990 Beacon Center has been a premier provider of substance use disorder treatment. We are certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) and all services are strictly confidential.

Our founder, Faith Peterson, opened Beacon Center on the principals that those living with substance use disorders do recover and deserve compassionate treatment that respects their dignity. We continue to follow these principals today.

Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counseling

A thorough evaluation is performed to determine if substance use disorder treatment is recommended. A psychosocial history is completed which examines a patient’s alcohol and other drug use, family and relationships, medical and mental health history, ..

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Beacon Center incorporates Evidenced Based Programming along with medication management overseen by a Clinic Physician.   Beacon Center staff will work to ensure patient safety, appropriate medication use, and maintenance of an appropriate level ..

Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

In addition to our other Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) options, methadone is also available at our Rome, NY location. Patients are evaluated by our Medical and Clinical Staff to determine appropriateness for this program. Patient centered counseling

Compass Program

This program is designed for patients that are in need of simultaneous treatment for both substance use and mental health disorders. The Compass Program addresses the obstacles encountered by patients and uses an evidenced based treatment program

Intensive Outpatient Program

This program is an alternative for those that require more intensive therapy to achieve abstinence than is found in a traditional outpatient program. In this program the patient is scheduled to attend one individual and group therapy sessions

Albert O. Nichols House

Located in Herkimer, New York, Nichols House is a NYS OASAS certified community reintegration program. Anyone interested in Nichols House is evaluated and must meet criteria for admission. Typically people enter the program that are homeless

Outpatient Mental Health Counseling

Beacon Center is now certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide treatment for adults with mental health disorders at our Herkimer, NY outpatient location. Treatment is patient centered and services can be provided in person or through telemental health

About Beacon Center

Beacon Center is a private substance use disorder treatment program. We offer 8 convenient outpatient locations in Central and Western New York. We also offer an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) in Rome, New York and a Community Re integration Program for men in Herkimer, New York.

We provide services to adolescents and adults and incorporate evidenced based programs into our clinical practice. We believe that substance use disorders are highly treatable and that all patients should be treated with dignity and respect with the goal of restoring their lives.

Our Mission

The clinical program is founded upon the belief that substance use disorders are highly treatable, and that those persons suffering from its effects are entitled to the best treatment available at the level of least intrusion in their lives.

This care should reaffirm the individuals self worth and inherent human dignity. Thus, the caregivers, the staff, must be caring, compassionate, and professionally competent, the facility in which the program is operated must be appropriately discreet, attractive, and comfortable, as well as accessible and affordable.

Because substance use disorders affect every aspect of patients’ lives, a treatment program must also address every relevant aspect of patients’ lives, from the physical to the metaphysical, the body to the spirit. For this reason, the formal treatment program includes not only individual, family, and group counseling, but an introduction to the lifelong support a self help program can offer.

Services may also be provided for the significant other of someone with a substance use disorder, these programs are individualized and groups are designed to meet the special needs of our varied clientele.

We have evolved over the years as the needs of the community have changed, but our commitment to specialized services has remained the same.

The care offered must be affordable and must reaffirm the individual’s self worth and inherent human dignity

Staff must be caring, compassionate, and professionally competent, and the facility must be discreet, attractive, comfortable, and accessible.

Patients’ treatment plans are individualized, and groups are offered to meet unique needs.

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