Hope Starts Here

Specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatment

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You are not alone

Each year, an estimated 1 in 5 or 451,000 Long Island residents suffer from some form of mental health disorder. But many suffer in silence—because most can’t ask for help, especially those who need it the most. That’s why it is so important for friends, families, and neighbors to be the voice of those who can’t or won’t seek help for themselves. CN Guidance & Counseling Services is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization with experience since 1972.

CN (Central Nassau) Guidance & Counseling Services has grown substantially since its inception. Our evolution has been shaped largely by the emerging needs of consumers as they move through the process of recovery.

Our Mission:

CN Guidance & Counseling Services, a nonprofit organization, inspires and catalyzes recovery for people living with mental health and substance use conditions through innovative and person-centered integrated clinical treatment, counseling, housing and support services — empowering those served to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Understand the issues

Approximately 195,000 adults on Long Island suffer from some form of substance use disorder in any given year

Drug overdose is now the #1 cause of death for people under age 50 and an estimated 77,000 Long Island adults experience BOTH a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder that interfere with functioning or quality of life.

Many Long Island residents with mental health and/or substance use disorders are dying young. People with serious mental illness—SMI—die 25 years earlier than the general population, on average (Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness, NASMHPD, 2006).

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Upcoming events

24 July
2022 11:00 pm

22nd Annual Golf Outing

27 May
2022 5:00 am

The Barbara Bartell Memorial Runday

16 November
2022 3:00 am

Gift of Hope Drive

4 October
2022 12:00 am

Holiday Raffle

Our programs

Care Management “Health Home”

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment (CORE…

Crisis Respite

Drop-In Center

Excluded Workers Fund

Health Insurance Navigator

Integrated Counseling & Recovery Services

Jail Diversion Programs (Mental Health Court & Treatment Alternative…


Mental Health First Aid

Mobile Recovery Unit

Narcan Training

Northport/ East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force

Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services

Project Connect


Residential Services

Services for Serious Mental Illness-ACT Teams

Starry Night Café Respite Program

Mobile recovery unit

Nassau County’s first ever mobile recovery unit!

Easy, anonymous, and innovative access to substance use disorder treatment starts at CN Guidance & Counseling. We break down barriers for individuals and families by integrating a holistic level of affordable, effective, and patient-centered care; bringing it all closer to home in Nassau County’s first ever tech-powered mobile recovery unit.

What people are saying

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I loved this program. While attending these classes I was currently having issues in my relationship and dealt with a break up and Project Forward helped me rationalize and understand my current situation.

I Really loved this program thank you for all the help! needed financial resources into a strong grassroots community movement. Based on this community’s and our organization’s direct experience, we know the work this grant enables will save the lives of young people and change their trajectory as adults.

Maybe consider making the sessions shorter? I think I would prefer more sessions at 1 hour each than the 9 at 2 hours each. 2 hours for some sessions especially is a bit heavy/much. Just a thought though! Cait and Ericka are really great.

How you can get involved

As a supporter of Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, you can make a difference in a number of different ways:


Time and Talent

Help fill our food pantry, help out at an event, or share your expertise!

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Your donation will make a positive impact upon the life of someone in need.

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Job Opportunities

Make a difference every day! Come join the CN Guidance Team.

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Contact us

CN Guidance & Counseling Services

950 South Oyster Bay Road Hicksville, NY 11801

Phone: (516) 822-6111

Fax: (516) 396-0553

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