Kaitlin Barnett, LMSW

Kaitlin Barnett received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University at Albany, State University of New York at Albany in 2020. While at SUNY, she completed field placements in Albany Medical Center's outpatient mental health clinic and at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.  She works with individuals ages 11 through adult. Her clinical interests include women's mental health, especially in the prenatal and postpartum periods, the psychological impacts of taking psychiatric medication, particularly in childhood and adolescence, transitions from adolescence to college and adulthood, and the challenges of living with chronic pain and chronic illness. Her practice modalities include Interpersonal Therapy, psychodynamic/relational therapy, existential therapy, humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mind-body practices.

Before embarking on her MSW, Kaitlin was a freelance journalist and author who wrote extensively about mental health. Her nonfiction book, Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up, chronicled how taking psychiatric medication from a young age impacts young people's development and sense of self. Dosed was called a must-read by the American Psychological Association's book review and the Pew Research Center's Prescription Project. It was cited in The Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication and has been widely praised by psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers for its nuanced analysis and survey of the relevant literature. For several years, Kaitlin blogged on PsychCentral.com about identity and psychiatric medication. She has also written about mental health, medicine and other topics for numerous other publications, including The Boston Globe, Scientific American Mind, Salon, The Guardian and PLOS Blogs network. Kaitlin holds a Master of Science from Columbia Journalism School, where she received honors for her Master's thesis on unschooling, an unstructured form of homeschooling. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she edited the daily newspaper and majored in history. Kaitlin is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She lives in the Albany area with her husband and two young children. 

​Kaitlin accepts the following insurances: Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) and Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, and Aetna. Private pay options are also available. Although hours may vary, she is typically in the office Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with morning and afternoon availability. 

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. Those who choose to work with Dr. Smitkin are prepared to view the process through a holistic lens, 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 information about the functional connections of sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and stress management related to sound behavioral health outcomes.

Dr. Smitkin volunteers her time in the Children’s Ministry of her church. She believes spirituality is an integral aspect of mental health, and she practices from a bio-psycho-social-educational-spiritual model.

Dr. Smitkin accepts Aetna, BSNENY, CDPHP, Tricare and private payments. She is in the office Monday through Friday, with some after school availability.

Dr. Jennifer Smitkin

Dr. Zachary Longo

Dr. Zachary Longo is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified School Psychologist. He 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. 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 people of all ages, including psychoeducational and psychological/diagnostic evaluations, individual and group counseling, and consultation for families and school-based professionals. He focuses on providing services for children and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental needs; however, Zachary will also work with adults struggling with anxiety and/or depression. In session, Dr. Longo works hard to understand which theoretical orientation will serve the client best. He generally operates from a cognitive-behavioral framework with elements of solution-focused therapy. Other techniques he will incorporate include exposure therapy, client-centered therapy, play therapy, and behavior modification. He has particular expertise in behavioral consultation for children/adolescents with ADHD, 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 explored 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). Dr. Longo accepts the following insurances: Aetna, BSNENY, and Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP). Private pay options are also be available. He is in the office Monday through Friday with daytime and evening availability.

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​139 Vly Road, Albany, NY 12205 • 518-608-4271 • reception@pwpractice.com

Andrea Janczyk, LMHC

Andrea Janczyk is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. Andrea earned her Masters of Science in Education Degree (M.S. Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Siena College in Loudonville, NY in 2013.

Andrea has experience providing crisis counseling for those who need immediate support and de-escalation, safety planning, and linkages to services in the community. Additionally, Andrea has experience in online counseling providing telehealth services to those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, family/marital issues, obsessive compulsive disorders, low self-esteem, personality disorders, and self-harm behaviors.

Andrea has a passion for working in this field and helping people to live their best life possible. Andrea operates from a holistic approach, treating from the perspective of this interconnected relationship with mental health. Andrea enjoys utilizing cognitive behavioral approaches, dialectical behavioral therapy, positive psychology and strength-based perspective when working with clients. However, she understands that therapy is person-centered and will gear her techniques to what works best for each individual.

Andrea additionally volunteers her time working in youth ministry through her church. Andrea has a passion for her faith and loves to help others grow in their own faith. Upon request, Andrea can provide Christian-based counseling, as she believes this is a fundamental aspect of mental health.

Andrea provides individual, group, and family therapies, for adolescents and adults, full-time at PWP. Andrea currently accepts CDPHP and private pay insurance. She will be credentialed with Aetna and Tricare in the coming months.

​Griffith Jenkins, LMHC

Griffith Jenkins is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Griffith earned his Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He also received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Idaho State University. Griffith has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in diverse populations and in a range of settings including schools, foster care, and private agencies.

Griffith has training and expertise working in-person and through telehealth for a range of needs, including emotional and behavioral regulation difficulties, trauma, crisis-management, depression, anxiety, addiction, interpersonal, and school-related issues. In addition to previously working through a local agency in the public-school setting, he has experience working in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing counseling and referrals to additional community resources. Griffith has a person-centered approach and utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, play therapy, solution-focused skill building, and creative activities to challenge and build upon his clients' strengths. Outside of providing counseling, Griffith loves to spend time with his family, play games, and spend time in the great outdoors.

Griffith provides individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. Griffith currently accepts Capital District Physician’s Health Plan (CDPHP) and private pay for those out of network. He will be accepting Aetna and Tricare. He is in the office Monday through Friday with some after school availability.​

Dr. Heeyeon “Ceecee” Chung​

​Dr. Heeyeon “Ceecee” Chung earned the degree of Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University at Albany, State University of New York in June 2020. She also earned a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in School Psychology and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Psychology and Methodology both from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Prior to that, she attended the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where she received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology with a minor in Political Science.

Dr. Chung's experience as a psychologist spans a wide range of ages and settings.  Throughout her training and professional career, she has worked with students in schools (Pre-K through grade 12), engaged in collaborative support services with families in the home, and provided psychological support to adults with significant disabilities via community-based services.  Some of her areas of interest and experience include working with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, a history of trauma, and behavioral challenges.  In addition, she has specialized training and extensive experience in evaluation (psychological and educational) and behavioral consultation (Functional behavior assessment/FBA and behavior intervention planning/BIP). 

Dr. Chung’s clinical philosophy and approach stems from multiple therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. She also utilizes the holistic wellness model which recognizes the body, mind, and spirit as an integrated and coherent whole.

Dr. Chung is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is bilingual in Korean and English. Dr. Chung accepts the following insurances: Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) and Aetna. Private pay options are also available. Although hours may vary, she is typically in the office Tuesday and Thursday with morning and afternoon availability.