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.
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.
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.
We are an integrated clinic, proudly serving our community for both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
We accept most private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. We also offer a sliding scale fee option for those unable to pay.
This program is available on a first come first served basis for ages 18 and up.
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.
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).