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Dr. Jennifer Smitkin is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist, and owner of Psychology Wellness Practice, PLLC. Dr. Smitkin earned her Doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in School Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2007. Prior to that, she received a Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree in Educational Psychology and Statistics, and a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in School Psychology, both from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Siena College in Loudonville, NY, with a concentration in Education.
Prior to Psychology Wellness Practice, PLLC., Dr. Smitkin was a practicing psychologist in the NYS public school system. She also served as an adjunct professor at Hudson Valley Community College and taught graduate courses at The University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Smitkin began practicing privately in 2008. She has presented and published research related to students with emotional and behavioral disorders and students with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Smitkin specializes in providing comprehensive diagnostic psychological evaluations for individuals of all ages, and psycho-educational evaluations for children and adolescents. Specific expertise in the process of special education and 504 Accommodation planning is highlighted, as is providing the comprehensive documentation required to obtain College Board accommodations. Her practice is unique in its focus on health and wellness for clients of all ages, targeting behavioral health symptoms from a functional perspective. Dr. Smitkin utilizes a holistic view of individuals, focusing on whole body health rather than the compartmentalization of symptoms. Through her extensive clinical interviewing, Dr. Smitkin identifies key vulnerabilities in the health of her patients, and she provides psychoeducation of sleep, functional nutrition, physical activity, and stress management related to sound behavioral health outcomes.
Dr. Smitkin accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Out of network benefits and private pay options are also available. Dr. Smitkin is generally in the office all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays (last appointment time slot begins at 4:45pm).
Dr. Zachary Longo
Dr. Zachary Longo holds the degrees of Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology, both from Alfred University in June 2019 (Dr. Zachary Longo). He also currently holds a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from Alfred University (2017), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland (2015).
Zachary has experience providing a range of services to students, including psychoeducational evaluations, individual and group counseling, and consultation for families and school-based professionals. He also has experience providing mental health services in an outpatient clinic, completing comprehensive psychological/diagnostic evaluations, individual and family counseling, and parent consultation for parents of children with social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental needs. Zachary utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques when providing therapeutic services with children, adolescents, college students and adults who experience anxiety, depression, phase of life adjustment, ADHD, and social needs. He has particular expertise in 504 accommodation planning, contribution to the creation and/or revision of Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and evaluation for the purpose of College Board documentation.
Zachary has published and presented research in the area of positive psychology. His dissertation explores the role of executive functioning in externalizing behavior problems (i.e., emotion dysregulation, ADHD).
Zachary is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He will be joining Psychology Wellness Practice in the summer of 2019 as Dr. Zachary Longo, Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Longo accepts the following insurances: Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Private pay options are also be available. He is in the office Monday through Friday with daytime and evening availability.