Referral List

Below is a consortium of practitioners who promote psychotherapeutic techniques that integrate mind/body/spirit. See disclaimer below.

Bari J. Bannister, MS, CRC, CASAC, BCETS - Corinth, NY
North Country Counseling and Retreat
96 Stark Road, Corinth, NY 12822
(518) 654-2398
County: Saratoga
Fees: Per session, please call for details
Payment Information: Mastercard and Visa accepted, no insurances
Methodologies: EMDR, Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) formerly Seemorg Matrix Work, TFT, EFT, TAT, biofeedback utilizing the HeartMath technologies, and equine-facilitated-psychotherapy. Integrating cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches with mind-body and energy techniques within a transpersonal framework to promote lasting change for a wide range of concerns, including: trauma and abuse, addictions, co-occurring disorders, relationships, stress/anxiety/mood disorders, ADD/ADHD in adolescents and adults, and spiritual development.
Additional Information: Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR offering supervision for newly trained EMDR clinicians seeking certification, and offering a program of workshops with the horses as co-therapists nudging us awake in the moment.
Mary Daigneault, LCSW-R - Albany, NY
Service Address: 732 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
Correspondence Address:  30 Cole Lane, Troy, NY 12180 (518) 424-6097
County: Albany
Fees: $90 per 50 min. hour
Payment Information: Provider for Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, CDPHP, New York State Empire Plan, Medicare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, MVP, Value Options, Beacon Network
Methodologies: I use a holistic approach to treatment, viewing the emotional state as intrinsically connected to the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of being. A variety of approaches are utilized in the treatment process, including energy psychology such at TAB and TFT, mindfulness-based stress reduction, guided imagery, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic frameworks. The overarching goal of therapy is to promote self-empowerment in working toward an improved sense of health and well being.
Additional Information: I attend regional and national workshops and conferences for ongoing education and training, and am a participant in Mary Sise’s clinical supervision group.
Emily Kreinick Gallagher, MSW, LCSW - Delmar, NY
Psychotherapist, Private Practice, 4 Normanskill Blvd., Suite 402, Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 459-7566 Phone/Fax
County: Albany
Fees: $85 per session, sliding scale.
Payment Information: Most insurance accepted. No Medicare or Medicaid.
Methodologies: Goal-focused therapy; natural healing, relaxation, and assertiveness skill development; cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic therapy; EMDR, TFT.
Additional Information: Treating ages 17- 75; both individuals and couples. Specialize in treating stress, depression, eating disorders, trauma; addressing relationships, couples, marital, parenting, sexuality, and abuse issues.
Cathy Gayron, LCSW - Troy, NY
267 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-3209
County: Rensselaer
Fees: No information given
Payment Information: I am a participating provider for most insurance companies including MVP, CDPHP, Empire Blue Cross, BCBS of NENY, United Health, APA Partners, Sage Colleges and others
Metholodogies: I utilize an array of therapies to help create a plan of care that is uniquely suited to meet the individual and/or family’s needs (neurofeedback; expressive arts; energy psychology including TFT, Tapas, and Matrix Work; yoga; cognitive-behavioral therapy; insight-oriented therapy)
Additional Information: I work with individual adults, families and children between the ages of 5-17. My clients report feeling respected and understood as they develop new skills to enhance their emotional, physical and mental health.
Lorrie R. Golden, MSW,LCSW - Albany, NY
One Pinnacle Place, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 225-6317
County: Albany
Fees: $90 per session, sliding fee possible
Payment Information: Accept most insurance plans
Methodologies: Individuals, Couples, Families, Children and Adolescents.I selectively use tools such as TFT, EMDR, hypnosis, and guided imagery, along with traditional cognitive psychotherapy.
Additional Information: Areas of interest are life transitions, grief and loss, trauma. Participate in Mary Sise’s monthly supervision group.
April A. Hannah, MS Ed, LMHC - Saratoga Springs, NY
Hannah’s Healing, 77 Van Dam Street, Suite 5, Saratoga Springs, NY
(518) 421-4245
County: Saratoga
Fees: Out of pocket $85-$150
Payment Information: Cash, personal check, credit card. Insurance accepted: CDPHP, Value Options, Tricare, Fidelis Care, ComPsych
Methodologies: Cognitive behavioral, solution focused. The holistic and complementary therapies April is trained in and has offered in her private practice include creative visualization, meditation, relaxation and stress reduction techniques; energy balancing, chakra clearing and Reiki. She is a Reiki Master practitioner of the Usui System, and completed Level I and II of Hypnotherapy at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona. She has completed training in Donna Eden’s energy medicine in Saratoga Springs, NY, and is certified in Touch and Breathe Therapy(TAB)  through the Center for Healing & Transformation in Latham, NY. Her approach to therapy blends holistic studies and cognitive behavioral techniques which are solution focused.April also co-founded a production company called Path11 Productions LLC and produced a documentary series called The Path Series, which documents metaphysical topics such as healing, life after death, out-of-body experiences, remote viewing and consciousness. Her DVDs are currently selling both nationally and internationally and can be found on GaiamTV, Amazon and iTunes.
Additional Information: Hannah’s Healing is a holistic counseling office that serves people to achieve wellness for the mind, body and spirit. April Hannah offers a blend of traditional psychotherapy and energy practices to serve each individual’s needs. April A. Hannah, MS.Ed., LMHC is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who provides services to veterans, individuals, couples, adolescents and families. Her approach to therapy blends holistic studies and cognitive behavioral techniques which are solution focused.
Janice M. Howells LCSW, CEAP - Niskayuna, NY
2310 Nott St. East, Suite 4, Niskayuna, NY 12309
(518) 428-6486
County: Schenectady
Fees: No information given
Payment Information: I accept most insurance: CDPHP, MVP, NYS Empire, CIGNA, BSNENY, UBS, UHC, Aetna and others. I also participate with several EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) such as Magellan, Aetna CIGNA, ESI, Life Matters, Deer Oaks, Anthem EAP, VO Military One Program
Methodologies: Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy, Family Systems/other traditional therapies and TFT
Additional Information: General Practice with areas of specialty: Anxiety/Depression, Stress Management, Relationship (marital, parent/child, family) Issues, Anger Management, Grief/Bereavement, Work-Related Problems, Women’s Issues. Work with adults, couples and families. Do not work with active substance abuse or domestic violence issues.
Betsy J. Osborn, LCSW-R, BCD - Latham, NY
596 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
(518) 782-9663
County: Albany
Fees: $90-125
Payment Information: Most insurance plans accepted: 1199SEIU, APS Healthcare, Aetna, BlueCross and/or BlueShield, CDPHP, Cigna, Empire Plan, GHI, MVP, Magellan Behavorial Health, Medicare, TRICARE, United, ValueOptions
Methodologies: Betsy offers both traditional and complementary therapies to promote healing, growth and personal change for adolescents and adults. Betsy comes from a family systems perspective and incorporates energy psychology into her holistic approach. She has counseled individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. She uses an eclectic approach including visualization, relaxation, creative arts, TFT, short and long term therapy, all uniquely tailored to the individual needs. Specializing in: bereavement, grief, and loss; anxiety and depression; chronic pain or illness; obsessive-compulsive (OCD); couples and family issues; infertility; trauma and PTSD; separation, divorce and remarriage; spirituality; consultation and supervision.
Additional Information: Attends Mary Sise’s Energy Psychology Supervision Group, founding member of IPC, attends peer supervision group for on-going clinical expertise, and a member of bereavement network in Capital Region.
Martin Pearlman, LCSW - Albany, NY
One Pinnacle Place, Suite 220, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 482-5141
County: Albany
Fees: Sliding Scale $65 – $85
Payment Information:  Most insurance plans accepted; sliding fee scale
Methodologies: TFT, EFT, BSFF, TAT, TAB
Additional Information: Specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, phobia, chemical dependency, weight loss, relationship/marital counseling. Adolescents and adults.
Jerry Petell, LMSW, Reiki Master, Tai Chi Qigong Instructor - Albany, NY
10 Eliot Ave., Albany, NY 12203
(518) 441-2418
County: Albany
Fees: $90 per session; sliding scale possible
Payment Information: No insurances accepted
Methodologies: Reiki; meditation; intuitive counseling; Acupressure for Your Emotions (integrating mindful energy psychology approaches with mind-body and energy techniques); holistic approaches to care and treatment of depression, anxiety, addictions, low energy, and relationship issues. These methods create well-being through changing our beliefs and outlook on life to experience more joy and harmony with ourselves and others.
Additional Information: I work with individuals, families and elderly adults regarding elder care issues and long-term planning needs. My clients report feeling respected and understood as they develop new skills to enhance their emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Kim Ploussard, LMHC, DCC - Albany, NY
Relationship and Marital Counseling, LLC, 200 Trillium Lane, Albany, NY 12203
(518) 862-1974, Ext. 1
County: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga
Fees: $125/hour individual; $150/hour couples
Payment Information: Reduced weekday rates available before 4 pm
Methodologies: Specializes in working with couples in committed relationships that want to enhance their relationship, learn tools to deal with conflict or who are going through life transitions. Offers 3-day intensive groups for women and men based on Pia Melody’s Survivors – an educational and experiential process to identify and address those early childhood issues, which have fueled various addictions, depression, eating disorders and painful relationships. Utilizes training in SE, TFT and energy psychology, in addition to emotionally focused couples therapy. Couples groups and retreats also offered.
Additional Information: Certified Relational Life Therapist and Coach (Terence Real). Trained in Post Induction Therapy method that investigates and treats the origin of adult dysfunctional behaviors (Pia Melody). Intermediate level therapist in Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing (SE), which utilizes the body sensations and movement in order to access our innate capacity for healing. 
Maureen Sullivan, LCSW, Certified Yoga Teacher - Latham, NY
596 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY, 12110
(518) 783-6059
County: Albany
Fees: Insurance Plans accepted — CDPHP, Blue Shield of Northeastern NY, some (but not all)  Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans, self-pay, sliding fee plan to be negotiated if needed
Methodologies: EMDR, TFT (tapping), EFT, TAT, meditation, light energy techniques, psycho-spiritual and traditional psychotherapies, yoga for trauma and emotional release. I have been trained in various methods including: addictions recovery, co-dependency, grief work, energy psychology, and other cognitive/behavioral approaches, “Humanity In Unity Wisdom Teachers Meditation” (Level I and II), Transformational Healers Techniques, Psycho-drama, “Off the Mat Yoga” training for adolescents.
Additional Information:  I have been providing services as an LCSW for twenty-five years. My client population has included: adolescents, adults, couples, families, and various psycho-therapy groups. Member of the Transformational Healers Program, student of Sai Maa, student of the Course in Miracles.  Volunteer yoga and meditation teacher at Brookwood Correctional Facility, Hudson, NY.
Jackie Sanchez, LMSW - Troy, NY
 406 Fulton St., Suite 211, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 265-4565
County: Rensselaer
Fees: $60/hour
Payment Information: None
Methodologies: Jackie uses an eclectic blend of holistic, energy and traditional therapies including: Thought Field Therapy, TAB, guided visualization and meditation, cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic as well as solution-focused and task-oriented modalities.
Additional Information: Tweens, adolescents, adults and couples.Jackie specializes in anxiety/stress, self-esteem, trauma, separation, family and LGBT issues. Skype sessions offered.
Michael Traynor, LCSW, CGP, TEP - Glenmont, NY
70 Salisbury Road, Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 427-6613 office, (518) 339-5222 cell
County:  Albany
Fees: CDPHP, MVP, and other major insurances
Payment Information: None
Methodologies: Primarily conducts group and individual psychotherapy using energy psychology, experiential and psychodrama methods. Encourages a holistic approach to treatment of addictions, depression, anxiety and relationship issues, past and present. These methods foster spontaneity and creativity, and building social supports for change.
Additional Information: Michael is board certified as a trainer, educator and practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. A simple way to understand this method is that it tells stories through action and role playing. Michael also teaches these methods locally and nationally to therapists and other professionals. He serves as a trial consultant, assisting traumatized individuals in telling their stories.
Margie Wood, MSEd - Latham, NY
 Unlimited Options, 596 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
(518) 786-6556 phone, (518) 783-4793 fax
County: Albany
Fees: $60/hour
Payment Information: No insurance
Methodologies: TFT, BSFF, TAT, ThetaHealing Level III Intuitive Anatomy, Psycho-Spiritual and Traditional Psychotherapies
Additional Information: From the perspective of an undergraduate degree in Art Education, I view all individuals as “unfinished masterpieces” and approach all counseling from that framework. Trained in multiple modalities (substance abuse/addictions, co-dependency, dream work, energy psychology, Rogerian methods, and Psycho-synthesis) my work reflects a highly eclectic approach to human challenges and interpersonal interactions. Having worked both nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker for 34 years, I bring a global perspective to my work with individuals, families, and groups, where ever they exist. I attend several regional and national conferences for on-going education and training each year, and am a member of Mary Sise’s Energy Psychology Supervision Group.
This section is meant to help consumers find clinicians who have trained in alternative, integrative psychotherapies. (See methods link on this website for a description of these methods.) Although these clinicians have trained with Mary Sise, and many attend a monthly supervision group, it is your responsibility to contact them and make your own decision as to whether they are a good fit for your needs. We would also recommend that you choose someone who has credentials and licenses commensurate with your presenting problem. For example, if you have a serious depression contact someone who is also a licensed mental health professional.