Sharon Emerson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families in the Capital Region. Sharon has a unique background in the medical field, home education, nutrition, and addictions through her work in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, home-based care, education, addiction treatment programs, medical offices, and private practice. She combines her knowledge and expertise to assist her clients in achieving a sense of physical and emotional wellbeing through an eclectic approach of mindfulness, self-awareness, and integration. Sharon approaches her work from a strengths-based perspective using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), inner child work, 12-step modality, and nutritional support. She is committed to enhancing her client's quality of life both physically and emotionally.
Sharon is a dedicated professional and proud alumna of the University at Albany School of Social Welfare, where she received a Master’s degree in both the macro (management) and micro (clinical) Social Work programs. Sharon is a mentor to students and colleagues in the Social Work profession through her work as a field instructor, teaching at the University at Albany, and various speaking engagements.
Sharon was the founder and director of the Live and Learn Co-op for home educating families in the Capital District and the owner of Wholistic Counseling and Healing. She is certified in Reiki I and II. Sharon is kind and compassionate while also being a strong advocate for her clients and her profession.
In addition to her professional work, Sharon has provided childbirth assistance and lactation support to nursing mothers. She is a homebirther, home educator, and devoted mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She derives her strength and inspiration from various world renown speakers, continuous research, a commitment to personal growth, yoga practice, meditation, a loving family, loyal friends, and dedicated nurses, doctors, clergy, and social work colleagues.
Sharon is in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays. She accepts Blue Shield of Northeastern New York and Capital District Physician’s Health Plan.
Dana Roman, LMHCis a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified School Counselor with over 18 years of experience working in public education, community-based and private practice settings. She received her Masters of Science degree from Sage Graduate School in School Counseling in 1999 and her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University in 2013.
Dana has experience working with school-age children, teens, and adults impacted by school-related difficulties (avoidance, impulsivity, anxiety, social skills), family disruption, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and traumatic grief. Through her training, education, and expertise she uses an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring her therapeutic approach to meet the needs of her clients. While working with children and teens, she uses Child-Centered Play Therapy to assist children with behavioral and emotional self-regulation, Sand Tray Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Dana also works with caregivers who may be struggling to understand or connect with their child/teen, need parenting strategies or are simply trying to find balance between parenting, work, and relationships.
Dana holds a particular interest in helping individuals achieve emotional balance and a meaningful life through the context of developing healthy and meaningful relationships. Through her work with adults, she draws from cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. Dana practices mindfulness and encourages her clients and school communities to do the same.
Additionally, Dana has experience partnering with school communities around trauma informed care, helping educators understand the impact that trauma has on learning and how to help mitigate the effects of stress and toxic stress in the school setting. She has assisted schools with the development of trauma sensitive/ responsive classrooms and school practices. Dana is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and a student of Mindful Schools teacher certification program.
Dana accepts the following insurances: Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private pay options are also available. She is generally in the office Tuesday through Thursday.
Dr. Jennifer Rickert received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Doctorate in School Psychology from the University at Albany. Dr. Rickert is a practicing school psychologist and has worked with individuals age 5 through 21 and their families. In addition to working in the public school setting, she has experience working at a residential treatment facility for students with behavioral disorders and a private school for children and adolescents with significant learning disabilities and other developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Rickert has co-led parent trainings and offered counseling groups for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioral needs. She is experienced in conducting psychoeducational evaluations for students with learning challenges and behavioral regulation difficulties. Dr. Rickert enjoys working collaboratively with school staff and parents in the development and implementation of school and home-based interventions.
Dr. Rickert accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private pay options are also available. Dr. Rickert is typically in the office Monday evenings.
Joshua Gelber, LCSW-R is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified school social worker who has been providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults for more than twenty years. Josh earned his Master's degree in Social Work from Hunter College, School of Social Work and completed his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University at Albany. Josh has worked with diverse populations in a range of settings including schools, foster care, and private agencies. Josh has extensive training and expertise working with behavioral regulation difficulties, post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD), crisis-management, anxiety, interpersonal and school-related issues such as bullying and special education needs. Josh has a person-centered approach and utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, skills building and creative activities to build upon his clients' strengths. He has earned a reputation for kindness, concern and good humor among the many individuals and families with whom he has worked.
Josh accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private pay options are also available. Although hours may vary, Josh is typicall in the office on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00am-6:00pm and on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am-8:00pm.
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Dr. Catherine Michaels is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, who earned her doctorate (Psy.D.) in School Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2013. She received a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in School Psychology and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Psychology and Methodology at the University at Albany. Prior to that, Dr. Michaels attended Teachers College, Columbia University, where she earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology in Education. She completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dr. Michaels has worked with individuals ranging in age from 3 through 65 in a variety of settings, including community-based services, public schools, and a residential treatment facility for adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Michaels has significant experience providing psychological services for children and adolescents who present with a wide range of needs, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, ADHD, and challenges with behavioral regulation. In addition, she has extensive experience in behavioral consultation/assessment of challenging behaviors, and specialized training working with children and youth who are survivors of trauma. Dr. Michaels provides therapeutic and psychological/educational evaluation services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She utilizes a strength-based approach and enjoys working collaboratively with families and school staff to enhance students’ well-being. Dr. Michaels is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Michaels accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private pay options are also available. Although hours may vary, Dr. Michaels is in the office on Mondays from 10:00am-4:30pm.
Dr. Corrina Duvall is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist whose therapy work includes assisting children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Anxiety Disorders, adjustment issues, providing parenting support and guidance, and improving interpersonal skills. She received her doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University at Albany in 2009. Dr. Duvall also conducts psychoeducational and psychological evaluations to identify learning challenges and to evaluate numerous mental health conditions including, but not limited to, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorders. She has taught courses in social-emotional-behavioral and academic assessment, published work on assessing home and family dynamics, and presented nationally on a number of topics, including assessing anxiety and implementing positive behavior supports. Dr. Duvall is known and respected for her knowledge of the special education system in schools. She approaches all of her work with compassion and an openness to understanding all paths in life that people may choose.
Dr. Duvall accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeaster NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private Pay options are also available. Although hours may vary, Dr. Duvall is typically in the office Tuesday through Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm.
Dr. Cathleen McEvoy earned her doctorate at Alfred University in 2013. She received a Master's of Arts (M.A.) degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in School Psychology, both from Alfred University. She is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and a New York State Certified and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She attended the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT where she completed her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology. Dr. McEvoy has been working in a local suburban school district since 2009. In addition to the public school, she has experience working in a residential setting for adults with developmental disabilities, as well as a private school for children and adolescents with significant learning disabilities, neurological impairments and other developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has provided training to professionals and parents in functional behavior assessment (FBA), positive behavioral supports, and response to intervention. Dr. McEvoy provides a general therapeutic approach and psychological/educational evaluation services for children, adolescents, and families. SHe has extensive experience in completing comprehensive diagnostic assessments, consultation, and intervention planning. This includes assessing ADHD, anxiety, depression, and educationally-based disabilities. In addition, she has extensive experience in behavioral consultation and assessment with both parents and educational teams concerning challenging behaviors. She has experience utilizing play therapy approaches with preschool age and young children. She is interested in working collaboratively with families and schools to help support school-age children and adolescents in their treatment. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists.
Dr. McEvoy accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private pay options are also available. Although hours may vary, Dr. McEvoy is typically in the office all day Tuesdays and Wednesdays.