Family Counseling Services is pleased to announce that Emily Hitchcock has been promoted to Program Director for Chemical Dependency (CD) services at our Madison County site. Hitchcock joined FCS in 2012 and served as a Senior Counselor in the Cortland CD program. “I’m anticipating that Emily will prove a valuable addition to our Madison team, as she has proven this far, here in Cortland,” said Mary Peterson, Director of Clinic Services at FCS.
Hitchcock describes herself as someone who “enjoys fighting for the underdog” and is excited about the new opportunity. “I began working in chemical dependency right after completing my master’s and I found that I really enjoyed it. My background is in mental health counseling, but I recognize the demand for a dual diagnosis approach as chemical dependency and mental health issues are so interconnected,” she said. “I am looking forward to taking this perspective into my new role as Program Director at the Madison County office.”
Hitchcock is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University after completing her undergraduate degree in psychology at SUNY Oneonta. She worked at Cayuga Addictions Recovery Services before joining the FCS staff three years ago.