Department of Mental Health

Youth Counseling Services

Youth Counseling Services offers Seneca County’s school-age youth greater opportunity for achieving individual potential and well being. We join with parents, schools, and other community agencies to provide quality prevention and intervention services.

31 Thurber Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
Phone: (315) 539-1985
Fax: (315) 539-4393

Prevention and Treatment Program Director:

Tammy Orlopp

Director of Community Services:

Margaret Morse, LMSW

Support Staff:

  • Lizabeth Doty, Typist


  • Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


School-based assessment, counseling and referral services for youth experiencing personal problems, family problems, alcohol and/or other drug-related issues are offered. Prevention education services are taught to a universal school population.


Program serves youth through age 20, whether they are currently in or out of school.


There is no fee for this service. Funding is made available through NYS OASAS, School contributions, County funding.

Other Information:

Services initiated upon written referral and generally with consent of parent. Staff of six serves all four Seneca County School Districts, grades K-12. Both Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree employees on staff. Licensed by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

Clinic Staff:

  • Darlene Bennett, CPP, Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Kim Zajac, Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Michele Madsen, CASAC, Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Mary Lou Lang, BS, Substance Abuse Educator