J. BURKE, Ph.D., is a
licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received
his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the
State University of New York at Albany, and
completed his clinical internship in the
Department of Psychiatry at Temple Medical School
in Philadelphia. Dr. Burke has published several professional articles and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of psycho-physiologic disorders and behavioral medicine. He is a member of several professional organizations and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Burke is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Albany Medical College, and an adjunct faculty member at Russell Sage College. Dr. Burke's specialty areas include the assessment and treatment of depression, psychophysiologic, and anxiety disorders.
MICHELLE BACARES, MD
Michelle Bacares, MD is a Board- Certified Psychiatrist. She received her degree in medicine from SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY and completed her residency training at Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY in 2000. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Her areas of interest include treatment of anxiety disorders and mood disorders, including seasonal affective disorder. Dr. Bacares sees patient ages 21 and up.
CIFARELLI, LCSW-R, is a certified Social Worker who received her Master's
Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. She
has provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents,
and adults in the Capital District for over fifteen years. Ms. Cifarelli has
designed treatment programs for sexual abuse, addiction, and mental/behavioral
health issues. She has presented workshops in the areas of sexual abuse, crisis
intervention, suicide, relationship issues, parent-child communication, group
psychotherapy, and self-esteem. Ms. Cifarelli's specialty areas include the
assessment and treatment of family and relationship concerns, codependency
issues, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress/abuse problems, bereavement,
anxiety, depression, and issues of adjustment to life crisis and transitions.
VANCE HACKEL, LCSW is a licensed Clinical Social worker. He received his Master's degree from State University of New York at Albany. Mr. Hackel has worked in the field of psychiatric social work for many years. He has extensive experience as a clinical supervisor and practitioner, providing individual psychotherapy for adults and couples. He also has experience in group and family therapy. Mr Hackel's specialty areas include personality disorders, risk assessment and crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, abusive relationships, addiction recovery and co-dependence.
HERSHEY, Psy.D., Is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received his
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University and completed his
clinical internship at Albany Psychology Internship Consortium. He has
completed an extramural training program at the Beck Institute and is a member
of the American Psychological Association. He has many years of experience in providing individual
psychotherapy in a wide range of clinical settings. Dr. Hershey's specialty areas include the treatment of adults for depression, anxiety disorders, and anger management difficulties. He has a special interest in cognitive-behavioral treatment methods.
L. KLIM, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist. She received her Doctorate
in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany.
She has been an active clinician for many years in the Capital District area.
Dr. Klim has also been involved in mental health administration and supervision.
She has treated a wide range of mental health problems, specializing in assessment
and treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship
difficulties, life crisis and transitions, and women's issues. She has provided
training and given presentations on many topics in the field.
PATRICIA LINCOURT, LCSW-R, received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University at Albany in 1985. She has over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in chemical dependency, mental health and child welfare settings. She has an interest in evidence-based practice adaptations and implementations with a particular interest in Motivational Interviewing. She as been a trainer in Motivational Interviewing since 1997 and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
NANCY C. McKENNA, LCSW-R, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. Ms. McKenna has been providing psychotherapy services to children, adolescents and adults in the Capital District for 10 years. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and co-chair of the ethics committee on the NYS Chapter level. Ms. McKenna treats children, adolescents, adults and their families struggling with a wide range of behavioral and relationship issues. Additional areas of expertise include depression, sexual abuse, anger management and parenting concerns.
Patricia F. Consolo, LCSW-R, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany. She has over 15 years experience as a therapist, working with individuals, couples and families, in addition to experience in the field of addictions. She has been a Clinical Affiliate for an Employee Assistance Program and is an Education and Training Provider for The State of New York, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (Bureau of Workforce Development). She has served as an adjunct instructor, teaching General and Abnormal Psychology and lectured on topics related to cognitive behavioral therapy, and client therapist relationships. She has worked with a varied range of mental health issues and specializes in couples therapy, depression, anxiety and life coaching.
NATHAN NAPARSTEK, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents. He received his Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in 1988. He also received a Certificate of Specialist in School Psychology from the same University in May 1981. He is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the National School Psychological Association. He specializes in the treatment of ADHD, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, gifted education, family conflicts, and behavior problems. He will also see adults for issues related to attention ADHD and learning disabilities. He is the author of:
SHAPIRO, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at
Albany. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the
Psychological Association of Northeastern NY. Dr. Shapiro has been providing
clinical services to individuals and families for over fifteen years. She
has also consulted for a residential treatment program for children. Her specialty
areas include depression and anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and
adults, family and relationship difficulties, behavioral problems, anger control
problems, trauma issues and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.
Rebecca Cooper, LCSW-R, received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Albany in 1996. Rebecca is a New York State Credentialed Gambling Counselor and a National Certified Gambling Supervisor. She has 20 years of direct clinical and administrative experience working with substance abuse, problem gambling, employee assistance, federal policy and grants management. She has worked with people dealing with a variety of mental health and addiction challenges.
MICHAEL DOBBIN, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed his clinical internship at Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene. Dr. Dobbin’s specialty areas include the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, interpersonal/relationship issues, and trauma based disorders.