New Beginnings Community Counseling Center


The New Beginnings Community Counseling Center provides quality mental health services to the adults and children in the Mott Haven community and those patients of Narco Freedom programs who indicate need. Of particular concern to the program are Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) who attend Narco Freedom programs and are in need of coordinated mental health and AOD services.

Available on site and through satellites are psychiatric, psychological, and social work assessment, crisis intervention, pharmacotherapy, case management, family therapy, and individual and group psychotherapy, behavior management and psychoeducational services.

Family members of adult and child patients will be able to participate in behavior management and psychoeducational groups and will be encouraged to attend a family members support group held monthly.

Children and adults who are able to manage their illness on an outpatient basis will be able to access medication as indicated, play therapy, individual counseling, group counseling, and AOD services within the Narco Freedom system.

A satellite site for mental health services especially for methadone clients is, or will soon be located in each Narco Freedom MMTP site. In these satellites, intake, assessment, medication monitoring, and crisis intervention services will be available.

A full array of chemotherapy services is available in the New Beginnings program. These include medication management, blood level monitoring, and other services where indicated. Given the focus of Narco Freedom on AOD services, doctors are trained to understand the impact of substance abuse on symptomatology and the need for taking AOD treatment concerns into account in mental health services.

Services are provided by culturally and linguistically appropriate staff in English and Spanish. Staffing of the New Beginnings Mental Health Program includes an MSW program director, full-time and part-time psychiatrist, a part-time psychologist, several MSW/CSW level therapists and LMHCs, and two mental health technicians. Over 800 patients receive services through New Beginnings Counseling Program.

Borough Contact Person and contact information

  • Bronx - 401 E. 147th St., Kenia Valentin: 718-402-5250

Over 40 years of success

Some people appear to become addicted almost immediately, while others may use for years without apparent consequences. The question is critical for individuals wondering about their own use -- and the families, friends and employers who care about them.

Our Program
  • Early Intervention Counseling
  • Methadone Maintenance Treatment
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment for Mothers
  • Support Groups for Patients & Family Members
  • Alcohol Abuse Treatment
  • 12-Step Support Groups

Why Choose Us?

Since its inception, Narco Freedom and its affiliates have cared for thousands of addicts and their families; the current census is over 6,500 patients in treatment for alcohol and other drug addiction, and more than 30,000 patients, family members and community residents served through medical, mental health, case management, and other support programs.

Narco Freedom has extensive experience dealing with government agencies around licensing, rate setting, and compliance with regulations. The program is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Health as an Article 28 facility; Article 31 license regulates mental health. The agency meets the requirements for licensing by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Narco Freedom supports a full complement of service offerings to meet the needs of program participants. For example, Narco Freedom sponsors five methadone maintenance programs and three methadone to abstinence programs across the City. The Narco Freedom Methadone Maintenance Treatment component employs the "wrap around" model of care that increases continuity of care and protects vulnerable clients from "falling through the cracks".

Professional Team

  • (718) 585-5204
  • (718) 665-2456
  • (718) 402-5250
CASAC Information
Main Office (9am - 5pm EST)
  • 1 718 292 2240

Location & Directions

2778 Third Avenue, Bronx, New York 10455

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Intake Department
BUS: BX 15, 21, 41, 55
TRAIN: #2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop)

View Larger Map

250 Grand Concourse (138th street) Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • MMTP Grand Concourse

BUS: BX 1, 41
TRAIN: #4 & #5 (138th Street Stop)

View Larger Map

368 East 148th Street, Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Hope Care Management

BUS: BX 15, 21, 41, 55, 19
TRAIN: #2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop) and #4 (Grand Concourse Stop)

View Larger Map

324 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Neighborhood & Family Community Health Center

BUS:BX 15, 21, 41, 55, 19
TRAIN: 2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop) and #4 (Grand Concourse Stop)

View Larger Map

528 Morris Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Alternatives

BUS: BX 19, 32
TRAIN: #2 & #5 (Third Avenue Stop) and #4 (Grand Concourse Stop)

View Larger Map

561 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Services Provided at this Location:

  • Alternatives Adult Treatment Program
  • MMTP Red Hook.
  • NFCHC - Primary Care

View Larger Map

37-18 34th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

Services Provided at this Location:

  • MMTP Bridge Plaza
  • Alternatives

BUS: Q66 to Northern Blvd. and 35th Ave /> TRAIN: V, W,R to 36th street

View Larger Map