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Community Counseling Center Opens in Hastings Church

Family Services of Westchester will be operating out of Grace Episcopal Church.

Family Services of Westchester recently assumed operation of Echo Hills Community Counseling Center in Hastings' Grace Episcopal Church, adding a seventh family treatment center to its roster of office locations in Westchester.

“The clinic was previously operated by Phelps Memorial Hospital,” said Polly Kerrigan, Senior Vice President of Mental Health at FSW. “Phelps recently opted out of outpatient care at this location, and Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health asked our agency to take over."

Echo Hills has three clinical social workers on site full-time as well as a psychiatrist on a weekly basis. Unlike Phelps, which offered  group therapy only, FSW offers  individual, couples and family  therapy as well as group therapy.  Another big change at Echo Hills is that the clinic now serves children and adolescents as well as adults.   

“We have received a warm welcome from the community,” notes Monica Rickenberg, Clinic Director of Echo Hills. “People have been excited to hear that we see children as well as adults, and that individual therapy is now an option here.”    

FSW says that yes the site serves residents of the entire Rivertowns area. It also accepts public and private insurance 

The clinic is open five days a week, with evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The Echo Hills site also houses FSW’s Aftercare program, which helps adolescents aging out of foster care or group homes reunite with their families and/or move on to independent living.

Echo Hills Community Counseling Center is located in at 78 Main Street (on the corner of Broadway and Main) in Hastings.  

The phone number is (914) 274-8334. For more information about the clinic, e-mail Monica Rickenberg at mrickenberg@fsw.org or call (914) 274-8334 ext. 223. 

Family Services of Westchester, founded in 1954, runs more than 50 mental health and social service programs, serving more than 30,000 people a year. To learn more about the non-profit’s mission and programs, check out its website at www.fsw.org.

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