Counseling, Mental Health
& Personal Growth Services
Staff-Bios
Description of The Professionals in Our Practice

 Bick Wanck , MD
Board-certified psychiatrist. Teaching faculty, Albany Medical College . American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism & Addictions, founding member. National lecturer. Textbook and professional articles author. Committee for Physicians Health, member.

 Rebecca Lawrence, MD
Saratoga Springs native. Board Certified Psychiatrist. Trained at Yale. Multiple awards include American Medical Women's Award for exceptional leadership and service and Merck Manual Award for outstanding performance in the clinical sciences. Numerous academic publications in psychiatry. Active member of the American Psychiatric Association.

 Gary Oberg, MD
Board certified psychiatrist. Extensive experience in general psychiatry, addictions and young adult transition issues. Available for psychiatric evaluations, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

 Jeffrey Tabbert, DO
Licensed psychiatrist with a degree in osteopathic medicine. Extensive experience in all areas of psychiatry. Available for psychiatric evaluation and psychopharmacology.

 Susan Decker, RN, MS, NPP
Psychiatric nurse-practitioner. Board certified. Experience in psychiatric disorders, medication management, and individual psychotherapy. Client and family teaching. Clinical teaching faculty, Russell Sage College . Teaching faculty, Northeast Health Schools of Nursing.

 Candice Ferritto, NPP-BC
Board certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Provides psychiatric evaluations and treatments for psychiatric disorders; including individual and family psychotherapy and medication management.

 Phrances Hinch, NPP
Licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner. Mental health and addiction issues. Provides evaluations, medication treatment and psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.

 Eileen Hobbs NPP
Licensed, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. Individual and family supportive therapy. Experience in treating PTSD, addiction and adolescent issues (ages 16 and up). Provides psychiatric care and medication.

 Anja Salamack, NPP
Licensed family psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP). Provides psychiatric evaluations and treatments for psychiatric disorders; including individual, family psychotherapy and medication management.

 Shelley Van Kempen, NPP
Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience. Available for diagnostic evaluations and medication management.

 Susan Chalmers, PhD
Licensed child, adolescent and adult psychologist. Psychological and educational assessments of children. Coordination of services with school. Play therapy, individual psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral, couples and family therapy, parenting coach. Author, lecturer, award winner.

 Maria Kuethe, PhD
Licensed psychologist. Provides psychological evaluation of adults and children. Individual, family and group therapy for all ages. Forensic evaluations and expert testimony available. Numerous presentations regarding children, stress, abuse survivorship.

 Rachel Alderman, LCSW-R
Licensed certified social worker. Experienced in treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families regarding behavioral mental health and addiction issues. Available for evaluations and ongoing counseling and psychotherapy. Also master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology.

 David Handy, LCSW-R
Licensed certified social worker. Methodist minister. Provides psychotherapy for problems with mood, anxiety and PTSD. He is particularly experienced in guiding people through loss and grief, bereavement and other life transitions.

 Jake Holden, LCSW
Licensed clinical social worker. Experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples in a variety of clinical settings. Areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, relationship issues, and personal growth.

 Philomena Moriarty, LCSW-R
Licensed certified social worker with extensive experience with individuals, couples and families. Specialties include anxiety, depression and psychological trauma. Works with individuals with histories of sexual and other traumas. EMDR and mindfulness training as well as supportive psychotherapy avialable.

 Cate Richardson, LCSW-R
Licensed, certified social worker with extensive experience working with adults and couples. Particular experience treating mood disorders and anxiety. Uses solution-oriented psychotherapy, relaxation techniques, family systems theory, psychodynamic therapies and DBT. Very comfortable working with members of the LGBT community.

 Kim Taormina, M. Ed., LMHC
Experience with adolescents, children, adults, couples and families in private practice and as a school counselor. Specialization in treatment of trauma, abuse, anxiety and depression. Certified Thought Field Therapist.

 Amanda Hall, Office Manager x209

 Julie Lonczak, Billing Assistant, Intake Coordinator x208

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