Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene Announces a New Director for its Dunkirk Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Tamie Coleman
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Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene

The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene (CCDMH) has announced the internal promotion of Tamie Gates Coleman as the new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Director for the Dunkirk, N.Y. location.

Coleman has been working for Chautauqua County since 2006 and later joined the team at the Department of Mental Hygiene in 2008. Initially she was an active member of the Child Advocacy team located within the Jamestown Behavioral Health Clinic. Most recently, Coleman has been an integral part of the success seen from the department’s in-house presence at the jail. Since its inception six years ago, she has been the Psychiatric Social Worker leading that initiative.

Director of Community Mental Hygiene Services Carmelo Hernandez said, “Tamie has shown her dedication and commitment to her teams by doing not only her day to day, but what was needed despite her title. Her positive attitude is infectious and I am sure that her staff in Dunkirk will feel very supported under her direction.”

Coleman is a native of Chautauqua County and earned her Bachelor’s degree locally at the State University of New York, Fredonia. She pursued her education further at the University of Buffalo receiving her Master’s degree in Social Work.

“I will continue to strive here at CCDMH to provide care to our community,” said Coleman. “I am focused on being a team player and an effective leader in my new role.”

CCDMH has two Behavioral Health clinics in Chautauqua County with a south county location in Jamestown, N.Y. Both clinics offer assistance to children, adults and families. The clinics offer a wide variety of services including the following:

  • Doctors, Physicians Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners on staff;
  • Confidential & Discreet Assessment and Evaluation;
  • Individualized Treatment Plan and Service Delivery;
  • Individual Therapy;
  • Family Therapy;
  • Group Therapy Customized for Skill Development;
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management;
  • Addiction Medicine;
  • Crisis Response and Intervention;
  • Same Day Services;
  • Referral Services; and
  • Sliding Fee Scale.

For more information or to make an appointment to get help with mental health and chemical dependency challenges, please call 716-363-3550 (Dunkirk) or 716-661-8330 (Jamestown).

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call the Chautauqua County Crisis Help Line at 1-800-724-0461 available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.