Marriage counseling that Heals in Albany, NY. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Albany. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


Philip Kolba, MA
Marriage Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Marriage Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.

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Albany has a humid continental climate, with very cold winters, averaging around 63 inches of snowfall a year, receiving some lake-effected snowfall. The summers are hot and wet, with high temperatures in the upper 90s, but are on average in the 80s. The civil rights movement in Albany was headed up by The Brothers, which published The Liberator, a local newspaper from 1967-1972.1 They shared office space with the Black Panther Party's Albany chapter. The Black Panther Party focused on establishing a free children's breakfast program, lead poisoning testing, free clinics, food and clothing drives for the poor communities. The Black Panther Party was very active during the 1969-1971 timeframe and influenced city officials to adopt several programs, particularly after the success of these programs was established within the community.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Albany

Trinity Alliance works to keep families together through difficult times. Rather than relying on out-of-home placement for children, the Alliance employs prevention strategies that help stabilize families and build long-term coping skills to keep them together in spite of the presence of mental health issues. Services are provided to each member of the family, including programs that foster the development of parenting skills and after-school enrichment programs for kids. Call 518-449-5155 extension 112 for more information.2

The Youth Empowerment Program offered by Families Together provides opportunities for individual growth for children that have been involved in special education, foster care, the criminal justice system, or the mental health system. The peer-led program focuses on developing leadership skills so young people can advocate for their best interests. Recreational activities provide further opportunities for children to have positive interactions with their peers and learn valuable social skills. More detailed information about these services is available by calling 518-436-5437.3 Parsons Child and Family Center is also committed to providing services for youth. Their Mobile Crisis Team will respond to calls from Albany public schools to assess and stabilize a child whose mental health is interfering with their educational, social, or emotional wellbeing. By immediately responding to the needs of students, referrals to hospitals and outside mental health agencies are reduced and families can remain together. For further details, contact the center at 518-426-2600.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services offers a wide variety of programs that help strengthen families and promote good mental health. Their Fatherhood Initiative engages non-custodial fathers in building parenting skills so they can play an active and engaged role in the upbringing of their children. The agency also offers a mentorship program in which at-risk youth are paired with a caring, positive role model. Mentors provide valuable knowledge and skills, as well as social and emotional support that children need to stay on a path of healthy living. Many more services are provided. Call 518-473-7793 to find out more.5


References

1. University at Albany. (2004). The Brothers. Retrieved from https://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/apap081.htm
2. Trinity Alliance. (2016). Family Support. Retrieved from http://www.trinityalliancealbany.org/family-support/
3. Families Together in the Capital Region. (2010). Youth Empowerment. Retrieved from http://www.ftalb.org/acrossages.cfm
4. Parsons Child and Family Center . (2017). Capital Region Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team. Retrieved from http://www.parsonscenter.org/program/capital-region-child-and-adolescent-mobile-crisis-team/
5. New York State Office of Children and Family Services. (2017). Topics for Parents. Retrieved from http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/parents_portal.asp

Albany is located in Albany County, New York. It has a land area of 21.38 square miles and a water area of 0.54 square miles.  The population of Albany is 98,469 people with 40,283 households and a median annual income of $40,949. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Albany is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Albany are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Albany public health department.