Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology

Comprehensive Care for Children and Teens

Our specialists recognize the emotional challenges children and adolescents can face. We specialize in treating patients who have psychiatric disorders, behavioral issues, traumatic injuries, and illnesses affecting mood and behavior. Our services range from helping children cope with life issues to providing support to children and families during hospital stays.

We offer comprehensive mental health evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents in an outpatient setting.

To make an appointment with Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-5511.

  • Adjustment to changes in life (parents divorcing, starting a new school)
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Tourette’s
  • Reactive attachment disorder
  • Suicidal ideations and behaviors (cutting, contemplating suicide)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic pain and coping with chronic illness
  • College-age mental health disorders
  • Executive functioning disorders
  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder)
  • Parent-child and personal relationship issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis, paranoia, hallucinations and perceptual disturbances
  • Risk-taking and impulse control disorders (oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder)


  • Assessment and treatment of mental health disorders (ADHD, depression, bipolar, anxiety)
  • Assessment for eating disorders and referral to other agencies
  • Assessment for substance abuse and risk-taking and referral to other agencies
  • Assessment of risk and referral to other agencies
  • Behavioral health interventions with family therapy and counseling
  • Medication
  • Psychoeducation
  • Specialized therapies (CBT, motivational interviewing, supportive therapy)


  • Assessment of mental health as a component of medical health
  • Assessment of risk and referral to other agencies
  • Collaborative care with the primary medical team
  • Minimization of disruption of typical child development related to hospitalization
  • Referral to counseling or psychiatric services
  • Support of patient and sibling adjustment to trauma, injury, chronic illness, loss

Our services do not include an inpatient psychiatric unit for children or adolescents or intensive outpatient therapy. Referrals can be made to facilities that provide this care.