We offer a full range of counseling and psychotherapy services, covering the wide range of diagnostic problems including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, worry, stress, couples, marital and family relationship difficulty, domestic violence, child and adolescent counseling, and work related concerns and stress.
“Psychotherapy Associates also works regularly with a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is available for referrals from our staff members
Meet the Staff
Dr. Bob Wishnoff, President, Clinical Director
Dr Bob Wishnoff is the founding Clinical Director at Psychotherapy Associates. He began the full service behavioral health practice almost 40 years ago. Since that time the group has evolved and expanded in both its location and scope of services. “Dr. Bob” as everyone calls him is still personally providing clinical assessment services for a variety of clients. His special focus is on helping those with alcohol and substance abuse problems that have resulted in them getting a DWI charge, or other criminal charges related to substance use. He also is a certified Employee Assistance Professional ( CEAP), and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who also provides DOT Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluations for workplace related concerns. A growing part of his work is with closely held family businesses that need help with the personal/family issues that go along with succession planning and business transitions. Please feel free to contact Dr. Wishnoff to discuss any aspects of his work and those of the associates at Psychotherapy Associates.
Libby McGinn, MS, LMHC Clinical Supervisor
Libby McGinn is a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is Vice President for Clinical Services at Human Resource Associates, an employee assistance program. Libby is also an instructor in the clinical mental health counseling program at The College of Saint Rose and president of the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association. Born and raised in Albany, Libby holds a bachelor’s degree in public communications and a master’s degree in mental health counseling. She began her clinical work in Florida and would eventually be part of the core group of professionals responsible for launching the privatization of child welfare services in that state. She has held numerous positions over the years in both direct clinical work, as well as administrative roles. Additionally, she worked on policy development with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Libby has been in practice with Psychotherapy Associates for five years and specializes in working with adults struggling with various transitions in their lives (e.g. questioning relationships, aging, adult children concerns, etc.) and seeking greater peace and fulfillment. Libby also specializes in working with individuals struggling to detach from the stressors in their lives.
Dr. Jacqueline Johnson
I am a compassionate listener who will work with you. We build a collaboration while you begin to access and draw from your own wisdom, reflections, sense of direction, and insights. I am a guide with years of experience, thoughtfulness, and skills to share with you. I welcome children, youth, and their families, as well as individual adults. Play therapy with parent sessions are offered for children under age 10.
I use a strengths-based approach to build resilience and fortify coping in the face of adversity. At the same time, we will work to lessen the impact of current stressors; identify ways of coping; and deepen your self-compassion and engagement with what fulfills you.
I offer specific tools to enhance day-to-day stability, sense of belonging, and a sense of appreciation and self-compassion.
Tas Steiner, LFMT
Tas Steiner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who joined Psychotherapy Associates after relocating to the Capital District from Los Angeles, California. Tas Steiner studied human development and childhood education at Vassar College and obtained his Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles where he treats individuals, couples, and families on a range of topics and concerns from alcohol and drug addiction with an individual, but also how addiction can affect an entire family and loved ones, to domestic violence, PTSD, anger management, teen angst, adolescent academic problems and concerns, marital stress, grief and loss, ending unhealthy relationships, divorce, infidelity, and healthy sexuality.
Tas Steiner also specializes in the ground-breaking LGBT Affirmative Therapy Modality that specifically addresses its clinical psychology preparation geared towards the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community. Tas Steiner has worked extensively with the gay and lesbian community and in the adult and adolescent population addressing toxic shame, internalized and externalized homophobia, coming out issues, gay pride, healthy sexuality, bullying, and hate crimes
Tracey Gilbert, ATR, LMHC
Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as one of the aspects of her therapy. Tracy's focus is using verbal and nonverbal ways of expression to help clients find more joy in their lives. Tracy focuses on working with teen girls and adult women with anxiety or trauma needs. Tracy is also fluent in American Sign Language.
Cindy Hoffman, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over two decades of experience working with individuals who suffer from mental health challenges. In addition, she has worked extensively with clients around issues of addiction, loss, aging, relationship concerns and sexual identity issues as well as numerous other life concerns. Cindy is known for her warm and genuine style and describes her approach as client centered and strength based. Techniques utilized include insight oriented psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral techniques, however, diverse therapeutic approaches are utilized depending on what best fits an individual in a variety of life circumstances. From her many years of experience, Cindy understands the importance of trust and hope in allowing people to make needed changes in their lives, that is mindful of their unique process and pace.
Sue Price, MS, LMHC
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with experience treating substance abuse and mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, and OCD. I have extensive knowledge and training in Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) such as hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (excoriation disorder). Whatever your reason for seeking counseling, I will work with you to create a collaborative and supportive environment. My approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the Comprehensive Behavioral (ComB) model for treating BFRBs.
Dr. Larry Avery
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