About Us

About the Psychological Services Center

What services do we offer?

The Psychological Services Center offers psychological services to children and adults, including psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment.  Services are scheduled by appointment only and include:

  • Individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Vocational testing and counseling
  • Psychodiagnostic assessments
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Neuropsychological assessments
  • Learning disabiltiy assessments

The Psychological Services Center also has service contracts for both psychotherapy and testing with private schools in the Capital District. In addition, we accept many referrals each year from local universities for learning disability and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) testing and diagnosis.

Who provides the service?

Services are provided by doctoral students.  All students have completed at least one year of doctoral training before working at the Center.  These doctoral students are supervised closely by faculty members of the University at Albany‚Äôs Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs.  These faculty supervisors, listed below, are all licensed psychologists in New York State.

Clinical Psychology Counseling Psychology
Drew Anderson, Ph.D. Michael Ellis, Ph.D.
Mitchell Earlywine, Ph.D. LaRae Jome, Ph.D.
John Forsyth, Ph.D. Hung-Bin Sheu, Ph.D.
Elana Gordis, Ph.D. Jessica Martin, Ph.D.
Leslie Halpern, Ph.D. Alex Pieterse, Ph.D.
Allen Israel, Ph.D.
Robert McCaffrey, Ph.D., A.B.P.N.  
Hazel Prelow, Ph.D.  
Edelgard Wulfert, Ph.D.  
James Boswell, Ph. D.
 
Julia Hormes, Ph. D.
 
Director, Psychological Services Center  
George Litchford, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.-Cl  
 Associate Director for Child Services
 
 Jennifer Weil Malatras, Ph.D.
 

 

Fees

Fees for psychotherapy and counseling are set on a sliding scale from $10 to $45 per 50-minute session. Fees for testing depend upon the kinds of testing performed, as well as the number of hours of testing required.  Our sliding fee scale is based on a person's income, number of dependents, and ability to pay.  The Center does not accept health insurance, other third party payments or Medicaid at present.  Individual insurance companies may reimburse for our services, but are not required to do so under New York State law.  However, we strive to set fees that will not be a burden to our clients.

Hours

During the academic year (September through mid-May):

  • Monday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday: Closed

During the summer months (mid-May through August):

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 1:00am -4:00pm
  • Friday: Closed