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The Wellness Counseling program is a holistic service that enables us to better serve our patient. Recognizing that there are both physical as well as social indicators of health this team works with individuals to help they find the services they need to live healthier lives. Every patient at Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is screened for primary health indicators including BMI, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Smoking, Depression, Alcohol and Substance abuse as well as their safety at home and in their relationships.

The Wellness Counseling working closely with our Health Center Clinical Team and other partners in the community coordinates for mental health, substance abuse safe housing, social service needs and food security. Each case will be connected to the relevant community resources to support our clients’ health and well-being.

Wellness counseling is an integral part of service at UHPP. Our goal is to support our patients, destigmatize behavioral health services, provide encouragement throughout the process, and follow up and check on their progress. This program is an innovative way to serve our patient’s needs while providing exceptional sexual and reproductive healthcare.

Are you feeling…?

Overwhelmed? Confused? Isolated? Depressed? Anxious? Frustrated? Unsafe? Afraid?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, and you feel like you would like to talk to someone, ask us to get you connected with one of our Counselors.

To set up an appointment: Troy and Hudson Health Centers: 518.274.5640, ext. 210

Albany Health Center: 518.434.5678, ext. 102

Schedule an appointment with one of our Counselors to discuss:

  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Finding a Primary Care Provider
  • Food Insecurity
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Self Care & Healthy Coping Strategies
  • Stress or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Life Transitions
  • Insurance and Benefits Enrollment
  • Gender Identity
  • Trauma, Grief and Loss
  • Goal-Setting
  • Local Resources and Referrals