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Homeless Services
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Your BestSelf begins here.

Are you or someone you love struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder? If you feel like behavioral health challenges are getting the Best of you, it’s time to talk to our experts.

Community Behavioral Health Clinics

We proudly offer Community Behavioral Health Clinics that provide all of the services you need under one roof. This new concept in outpatient care is designed to produce better outcomes.

Schedule A Consult

Whether you know the services you need or you don’t even know where to start—you’ve come to the right place. Our caring staff is here to listen to your story and match you with the right services.

Children & Teens

If your son or daughter is facing a mental health challenge, you are not alone. We offer innovative, researched-based preventive and treatment programs that help children and teens become their Best.

Adults

Mental illnesses are treatable and most people receive relief with an individualized treatment plan. BestSelf is proud to provide personalized, evidence-based mental health services that are focused on you.

Families

When it comes to keeping your family healthy and happy—we’re in this together. Learn more about the mental health services and support programs we offer for families throughout Western New York.

Substance Use Disorders

BestSelf offers a full spectrum of care for individuals experiencing problems related to alcohol and/or drug use—from counseling and medication-assisted treatment to relapse and prevention training.

Residential Treatment

The Lighthouse is a residential treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women and their children. We provide a supportive recovery environment that empowers women to live substance-free lives.

Recovery Connections

Provides mobile addiction treatment in the community. Treatment team includes physicians, nurses, counselors and peer support services.

Recovery Community

The BestSelf Recovery Community is truly a “center without walls,” actively expanding throughout the area to provide people with more pathways to recovery in more places.

Adults

The BestSelf Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management services to qualified Medicaid recipients to ensure their medical, mental health and substance abuse needs are being met.

Children

Our Children’s Health Home provides free, comprehensive care management to eligible children and youth. Our care managers make sure kids have access to all the services they need to stay healthy.

High Fidelity Wrap Program

Partners with the family to create and implement an individual plan of care that supports and strengthens the family in order to maintain the child in the community.

Homeless Services

We’re proud to offer a wide range of services to homeless individuals with mental illness. Our “housing first” approach gets people off the streets and links them with the care they need.

Homeless Outreach Team

The Outreach team works with area shelters as well as actively seeks out this difficult population under bridges, in alleys, on railroad tracks, park benches and other places not meant for human habitation.

Harambee House

Everyone deserves the chance to become his or her BestSelf. Harambee House is a residential facility providing permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals with mental illness.

Vocational Services

We help individuals recovering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders with obtaining and maintaining employment. We offer a wide range of services from career counseling to job placement.

ACCESS-VR

BestSelf Vocational Services can arrange a linkage with ACCESS-VR services. Learn how a state vocational counselor can develop an Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE) that achieves your goals.

Building Brighter Futures

BestSelf is dedicated to strengthening the mental health and safety of children at home, school and in the community. Learn how our Building Brighter Futures program keeps kids safe and productive.

School-Based Mental Health Clinic

Onsite counseling services embedded in area community centers, elementary and high schools.

Child Advocacy Center

The CAC works with law officials and medical, mental health and child protection professionals to help children and their families with a single, child-friendly, coordinated response.

UB@BestSelf

BestSelf was awarded a four-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to integrate primary care with behavioral health.

Primary Care & Pediatric Satellite Clinics

BestSelf is co-located at various primary care and pediatrician offices where we provide onsite counseling services.

Join Our Team

BestSelf Behavioral Health hires professional staff including social workers (LMSW,LCSW), mental health counselors (LMHC), substance use disorder counselors (CASAC), licensed psychiatrists, registered nurses (RN) and vocational counselors as well as administrative staff and case managers. Bilingual individuals encouraged to apply

Internships

BestSelf Behavioral Health has a limited number of internships available for Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, CASAC, Nursing and Medical Secretarial students. If you are interested in an internship please apply here.

NHSC Loan Repayment Assistance

The National Health Service Corps offers loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to bring their skills where they’re most needed. If you're a LCSW, LMHC. LMFT, Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist you may be eligible for NHSC loan repayment assistance. More information: NHSC Loan Repayment Program

Open Positions

Administration - Billing Clerk
Administration - Central Intake Specialist
Administration - Courier Vehicle Assistant
Administration - Director of Quality Improvement and Accreditation
Administration - Facilities Janitorial Worker
Administration - Floating Customer Service Representatives/Medical Records
Administration - HR Generalist
Administration - HR Specialist
Administration - IT Support Technician
Administration - Transcriptionist
Agency - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Agency - Psychiatrists
Building Brighter Futures - Alternative Education Teacher
Building Brighter Futures - Assistant Program Coordinator
Building Brighter Futures - Enrichment Leaders
Building Brighter Futures - Site Coordinator
Building Brighter Futures - Social Emotional Coordinator
Building Brighter Futures - Teachers & Tutors
Care Coordinator - High Fidelity Wrap
Care Manager I - Health Home - Adult
Care Manager II - Health Home - Adult
Cook - Harambee House
Counselor Assistant - Behavioral Health Clinic
Customer Service Representative - Part Time - Child Advocacy Center
Customer Service Representative (Senior) - Behavioral Health Clinic
Customer Service Representative - Multiple Locations
Customer Service Representative (Bilingual) - Personalized Recovery Oriented Services
DBT Therapist - Behavioral Health Clinic - Children's Services
Family Support Specialist - Recovery Community
Intake Specialist - Lighthouse
Licensed Practical Nurse - Lighthouse
Mental Health Counselor - Behavioral Health Clinic
Mental Health Counselor - Behavioral Health Clinic
Nurse Supervisor - Lighthouse Women's Residence
Peer Advocate - Behavioral Health Clinic
Peer Advocate - Mobile Opioid STR
Peer Specialist - Assertive Community Treatment
Peer Specialist - Part Time - Assertive Community Treatment
Program Assistant - Assertive Community Treatment
Registered Nurse - Assertive Community Treatment
Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Clinic
Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health Clinic
Registered Nurse - Mobile Opioid STR
Rehabilitation Specialist II (Bilingual) - Personalized Recovery Oriented Services
Resident Support Specialist - Full/Part Time - Harambee House
Resident Support Specialist - Full Time - Lighthouse Women's Residence
Resident Support Specialist - Evening/On call - Lighthouse Women's Residence
Secretary - Part Time - Health Home - Children
Senior Substance Use Disorder Counselor - Adolescent - Behavioral Health Clinic
Substance Use Disorder Counselor - Behavioral Health Clinic
Substance Use Disorder Counselor - Mobile Opioid STR
Targeted Case Manager - Behavioral Health Clinic
TCM Therapist (Master’s Level) - Behavioral Health Clinic - Children's Services
Vocational Specialist