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.


Our history


  • Intensive Community Based Services for Children
  • Youth ACT Team – 48 slots


  • Excluded Worker Fund – Outreach and Assistance Grant
  • FACT Team – increased to 68 slots
  • SAMSHA – Medication Assisted Treatment-Evenings (MAT-E)
  • SAMSHA – Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) + Crisis Respite (3 beds)


  • Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
  • Consumer Assistance for NYS Health-Patient Navigator
  • SAMHSA – CCBHC Expansion Grant
  • SAMHSA – COVID Suicide Prevention Grant
  • United Health Care Empire Health Grant


CN Guidance & Counseling Services launches innovative programs to expand access to care by delivering services beyond its four walls. This includes the Centers for Treatment Innovation (COTI) program – which provides substance use disorder treatment across Nassau County via a mobile recovery unit with tele-psychiatry capabilities.


To meet unprecedented demand due in part to the opioid crisis, the agency serves almost 7,000 clients by the end of the year – more than tripling the number (2,209) from 2013.


CN Guidance & Counseling Services is designated as the only Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) on Long Island – and one of only 13 in NY State & 67 in the US – enabling it to provide comprehensive, integrated behavioral and medical healthcare under one roof. CN Guidance adds new employees and facility space over the next two year to deliver a wide range of services, including immediate screening, diagnosis, and linkage to treatment for mental health, addictions, and chronic health conditions.


CN Guidance & Counseling Services opens a new 21,000-square foot facility in Plainview, Nassau County, expanding the nonprofit’s and region’s capacity to serve individuals facing substance use and mental health disorders, during an era of escalating demand and high need.


Project FORWARD (Facing Obstacles in Relationships and Work with Action, Resources, Direction) launches to provide adults and adolescents who live with mental health and/or substance use-related disorders with coaching, skill-building, and other support in building healthy relationships with partners, family members, and local employers.