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When you talk to psychologists and other mental health professionals, you might find them using some terms that you do not fully understand. By learning these key terms, you can prepare yourself for conversations with therapists. This way, you can decide which one meets your needs best and get the most out of your counseling.

  • Psychiatrist – A psychiatrist is a doctor that has the ability to prescribe medications. Your psychologist, however, cannot prescribe medicine.
  • Mental Health Clinic – Mental health clinics can offer a variety of services. They might focus on meeting the needs of people undergoing drug rehabilitation. They might also focus on anxiety disorders, depression, and other common mental health problems.
  • Family Counseling – Family counseling often takes place in a group to help family members communicate with each other in more effective ways.
  • Couples Counseling – This is similar to family counseling, expect therapists focus on the relationship between two people in a relationship.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – This is one of the most common and effective forms of therapy. Psychologists using this approach make connections between thought patterns and physical behaviors. This helps the patient modify their thoughts to change their behavioral patterns. Cognitive behavioral therapy might also involve exposure, especially for patients with OCD and phobias that cause high levels of anxiety.
  • Anger Management – A group of techniques that teach individuals how to recognize signs of anger and find alternative ways of expressing their feelings without yelling, threatening violence, or engaging in other unhealthy behaviors that often lead to bigger communication and legal problems.
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    Karner Psychological Associates
    2280 Western Ave Ste 1, Guilderland, NY 12084
    Since 1985 Karner Psychological has offered specialized counseling and therapy for stress relief, wellness and personal health along with life coaching and psychoeducation for mental health education.
    (518) 456-5056
    Ronald G. Nathan, Ph.D.
    2592 Western Ave, Altamont, NY 12009
    Now in full-time private practice, Dr. Nathan was an award-winning professor at Albany Medical College for many years and the co-author of three popular stress management books.
    (518) 422-1850
    Elizabeth Casscles, Ph.d.
    283 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414
    State Licensed Psychologist treating adolescents and adults in individual, marital and family therapy. Areas of specialty include anxiety, depression and psychological adjustment to medical conditions including neurological disorders.
    (518) 755-2803
    Capital District Ddso
    1399 W High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    (518) 885-3413
    Britain Susan D
    315 Northway 10 Executive Park, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
    (518) 877-7288
    Wanck Bick MD & Associates
    401 Geyser Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 583-3035
    Grodin Jerold M
    526 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 587-4161
    Andrew Molteni DR
    63 Franklin St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 587-0499
    Barkley Thomas J
    120 West Ave Ste 207, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 527-5975
    Sullivan DR Julie Fink
    4 Franklin Sq, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 583-0963
    Saratoga Counseling Services
    15 Maple Dell Ste 3, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 581-8699
    Transitional Services Association Inc
    46 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 584-1205
    Levine Bruce
    267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    (518) 584-5406
    Garnett Richard
    133 Saratoga Rd Ste 3, Schenectady, NY 12302
    (518) 399-4051
    Capital District Ddso
    136 Wilton Rd, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
    (518) 893-3312

    Psychologists help people work through issues, ranging from depression and anxiety to family and romantic relationship problems. Psychologists, who are professionals licensed by the state, can counsel patients assigned to them within a hospital or medical clinic, school, or referred via a private practice. Confidentiality is at the heart of any psychologist’s or therapist's practice. Anything they discuss with a patient is confidential and cannot be discussed with any other party. Schools, especially at the high school level, often employ at least one psychologist on staff to handle student disagreements, behavioral issues, and home issues affecting a child’s school life. Within a nurturing, understanding environment, psychologists offer advice and support, plus evaluations and case management. Although therapists can’t prescribe medication like psychiatrists are qualified to do, they can recommend treatment for anxiety, metal, social development, and cognitive disorders. With schooling in psychology, these counselors play an important role in the well being of a variety of patients, either within a clinical, or office, setting. They can refer patients to psychiatrists, who may have more specialized expertise in various aspects of this brand of mental health science. Psychologists may focus on specialties in various areas, such as forensic, psychotherapy, biological, couples, or sports psychology. Sports psychology involves the study of factors affecting sports performance and participation, offering insight into mental health factors relating to team performance and physical activity. Generally, psychologists use a variety of techniques to provide assistance with anything from anger management to general mental health issues. Patients get referred to psychologists after a stay in the hospital, as part of a mental health clinic visit, or through primary care doctor recommendations.
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