Independent Practitioners Integrated for Health and Wellness
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 worked as a School 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 sexualized behavior of 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. She utilizes a team approach to treatment for school-age children and adolescents, providing consultative services to schools (at parent and school request) and parenting education for families. Parent consultation services are offered following the evaluation process to assist in the implementation of recommendations proposed. Specific expertise in the process of special education and 504 Accommodation planning is highlighted. 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 accepts the following insurances: Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, Capital District Physicians Health Plan, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Out of network benefits and private pay options are also available. Dr. Smitkin is generally in the office on Monday and Wednesday mornings and all day Tuesday and Thursday (last appointment time slot begins at 4:45pm).