The Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services The Brien Center

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Contact Information

The Brien Center
Contact: Mary Murphy , Administrator
Email Address: mary.murphy@briencenter.org
Phone: 413-499-0412
Alternate Phone: 800-252-0227
Fax: 413-448-2198

359 Fenn Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Area Served: West

Map Location The Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Narrative

The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services provides a continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and families who suffer from serious and persistent behavioral health disorders. We are guided by the belief that everyone in Berkshire County benefits when people are mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy.

The Brien Center’s Programs and Services are “Community Based”
Our agency is organized around four divisions that address the behavioral health needs of Berkshire County residents using a “community-based care” model. Community-based care dates back to 1963, when President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Community Mental Health Act, which drastically changed the way mental health services were delivered and inspired hope and a new vision of care for the mentally ill. The law ushered in a new era wherein people who had previously been residents of hospitals and institutions for the mentally and emotionally ill were returned to their communities and treated via community mental health centers.

The Brien Center is dedicated to providing the residents of Berkshire County with quality, affordable, accessible mental health and addiction services that are delivered in the community, where people live, work, shop, worship, go to school, raise their families, and participate in a quality community lifestyle. The people we serve deserve no less than to be valued as integral members of our community. With over 27 locations throughout Berkshire County, treatment and services are conveniently available to all Berkshire County residents.

 

Comprehensive county-wide outpatient mental health and substance abuse services including special services for children, adults and seniors. Services include 24 hour crisis services, transition, halfway and support housing programs, individual, group, family and couples therapy, forensic services, driver alcohol education, batterer's treatment and substance abuse education and support groups.

Service Types

  • Adult Day Health
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Support
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Rehabilitation

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Jobs
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Care

Populations Served

  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Mental Illness
  • Substance Abuse

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DPH