Department of Psychiatry

Strong Ties Community Support Program

Mission of Service

Strong Ties is an outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive treatment for adults with mental disorders and related comorbidities. Strong Ties provides psychiatric support and clinical treatment for adult patients and their families who need ongoing outpatient treatment and community support to reduce impairments, prevent relapse, achieve treatment goals, and keep the patient safe in the community.

Target Population

Adults, ages 18 - 65, with serious mental disorders.

Description of Service Providers

Our multidisciplinary healthcare team is comprised of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered nurses, allied with social workers, primary therapist, and care advocates.

Types of Services Provided

Strong Ties Outpatient Clinical Services include:

  • medication management clinic
  • supportive, individual and group therapies

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)/Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT): A specialty program multidisciplinary team delivering mobile treatment, providing intensive outreach care for the communities most impaired and challenged individuals in the Monroe County region. The FACT team focuses on serving those justice-involved individuals with serious mental disorders by integration with the court system.

Project Link: This specialty program is designed to prevent arrest and incarceration among multicultural populations with mental illness and who are linked to criminal justice system. Services include medication management, case advocacy and supportive group therapies.

On Site at Strong Ties

  • Strong Ties Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to all enrolled patients:
    • Phone #: 585-279-4950
  • Medicine in Psychiatry Service (MIPS): MIPS specializing in providing primary care to persons with mental disorders.
    • Phone #: 585-279-4999
  • Care Management Program:  provides care management services
    • Phone #: 585-279-4900 Extension 4853


Key leadership names:
  • Catherine Mazzotta, LCSW-R, Director
  • Robert L. Weisman DO, Medical Director
  • Pamela Geil, LCSW, SW, Clinical Coordinator
  • Maria Romana, NP, Nurse Leader
  • Nancy Price, NP, ACT, Program Coordinator
  • John Wegman, MS, CRC, Care Management Program Director
  • Kerri Klajbor, RPh, Strong Pharmacy Director
  • Ashley Gallagher, MD, Medicine in Psychiatry Director
Contact Information:

(585) 279-4900 Main

(585) 461-9504 Fax

Location of Service: 2613 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, New York 14623
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
After-hours telephone emergency service


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