[Gloversville, NY] The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County has announced new leadership in two key roles. Dana Collier, LMHC, NCC, CASAC-T, MBA has joined the organization as Clinic Director and Amanda Anderson has transitioned from Assistant Director of Operations to Director of the Domestic Violence Program of Fulton County.
The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County sees 4,500 clients per year with over 134,000 individual client contacts annually. Clients often work with staff across programs, creating a collaborative care model. The Behavioral Health Clinic is at the core of the services provided by The Family Counseling Center and offers talk therapy, a Crisis Unit, and psychiatry services.
Collier joins The Family Counseling Center from Helio Health in Syracuse, New York and brings with her extensive experience in directing client care and operational programs in diverse settings. As Clinic Director, she will work to align programs and services ensuring the Behavioral Health Clinic is meeting the needs of the community. “There is a great need for the work we do at the agency and I am looking forward to providing the services that will have the greatest impact,” Collier said.
The Domestic Violence Program of Fulton County serves victims and survivors of domestic abuse. The program houses survivors at a 9-bed safe dwelling, provides both case management and advocate services as support for both residential and non-residential clients, and operates a 24-hour hotline for immediate aid. The program has been housed at The Family Counseling Center since the early 1980s and is a cornerstone of the organization’s work in the county.
Anderson began working for The Family Counseling Center in January 2020 and has transitioned from Assistant Director of Operations to Director of the Domestic Violence Program of Fulton County. Anderson brings a comprehensive knowledge of the processes associated with the agency and is now focused on outreach and education about domestic abuse. “I truly appreciate that the staff of The Family Counseling Center has the same goal – to help the people we serve,” said Anderson. “Because of the rural areas in which we operate, there may be barriers to care including stigma, transportation, or other issues. Our entire team is here to help overcome those barriers in order to ensure individuals are empowered enough to create positive change in their lives.”
“We are excited and honored to have such talented and dedicated individuals as part of our leadership team,” said Michael Countryman, Executive Director of The Family Counseling Center. “Both Dana and Amanda bring deep understanding of the programs and services our community needs. Their work is focused on client care and growth, and The Family Counseling Center is lucky to have them on our team.”
The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County has been serving the community since 1976 and ensures a broad range of superior, quality, evidence-based, behavioral support and social services to the community. The Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health, providing services to children as young as five years old. For more information about the Family Counseling Center, its services, or how you can become a volunteer, please go to www.thefamilycounselingcenter.org.