Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
ECS Psychological Services, PC is taking the following precautions to protect our patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus:
Office seating in the waiting room and in therapy/testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
Staff and clinicians wear masks.
Staff maintains safe distancing.
Restroom soap dispensers are maintained, and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy/testing rooms, the waiting room and at the reception counter.
We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room.
We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
Credit card pads, pens and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
Physical contact is not permitted.
Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.
Our Church Street location is easy to reach from Ballston Spa, Greenfield, Wilton, Corinth, Amsterdam, Clifton Park and other areas south and west of Saratoga Springs.
Our Lake Avenue office is the home of our Therapeutic Farm and offers, group counseling, therapy cats and dogs along with access to our beautiful gardens and walking trails. It is at this location that we partner with Therapeutic Horses of Saratoga, Inc. to offer Equine Assisted Learning.
If traveling to Saratoga is not convenient, we also offer services at our two satellite locations in Mechanicville and South Glens Falls.
Dr. Sisk is a life-long resident of Saratoga Springs and a graduate of Siena College and The University at Albany. She obtained her doctorate in Counseling Psychology and has practiced in multiple settings and with a variety of populations, including in-patient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment for children with severe mental illness, foster care, residential treatment autism, and nursing homes.
April enjoys working with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples with a variety of presenting issues. April works for ECS on a part-time basis providing Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), to patients by request. For individuals seeking RRT please contact the main office to be added to April’s client list.
Blake completed her master’s degree in social work at the University at Buffalo. She has experience working at the Child Advocacy Center, schools, and other mental health clinics. She specializes and enjoys working with youth, young adults, and families with trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Carrie earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Siena College and her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University at Albany. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York.
Prior to joining the practice at ECS Psychological Services, Carrie worked with the Child Guidance Center in Schenectady, NY.
Dana is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and is experienced in addressing difficulties including: anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, adjustment and life transitions, stress management, family dynamics, and addiction. Dana has developed an expertise in utilizing a trauma-informed and motivational approach with her clients. She is also skilled at offering Equine Assisted Learning (EAL). She holds a number of certifications through the Center for Deployment Psychology to advance her understanding of military culture and work with the military population. As a military spouse, her dedication to military families is both personal and professional and she values the opportunity to be entrusted by the individuals she serves.
As Director of Military Programs, Dana heads the development of our service member curriculum, has built a robust network of resources for our local service members and families, and works closely with VA and DOD entities to provide streamlined support to our service members. She also spearheads grant and scholarship opportunities for veterans, active, guard, and reserve service members in our area.
Dr. Wait is a licensed psychologist and serves as the clinical supervisor for psychological evaluations and pre-surgical clearance evaluations. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults to help answer diagnostic questions facing individuals, parents, educators, and outpatient clinicians.
Therapeutically, Dr. Wait is experienced working with individuals who face challenges related to a variety of mental health diagnoses and utilizes approaches based on patient needs. She is also a proponent of supporting holistic approaches to accompany more traditional therapy, including exercise and nutrition.
Dr. Wait completed her master’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She completed her doctoral degree in applied development and biopsychology at the University of New Orleans and clinical training with Tulane School of Medicine, Parenting Education Program.
Emily completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stony Brook University and obtained her Master of Arts in Counseling and Community Psychology from Sage Graduate School. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples with a variety of presenting issues. She has experience working with individuals recovering from substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, major life transitions, trauma and grief.
Jessie earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with concentrations on Clinical Psychology and Social Psychology from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia followed by a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.
Jessie enjoys working with children, teens, adults, families and couples with a variety of backgrounds, difficulties and goals.
Dr. Stewart completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. She obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. Dr. Stewart completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Maine’s Counseling Center and has prior experience working with college students at Williams College and at Antioch University New England.
Josh obtained an MS in College Student Services Administration and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose.
Josh worked in local colleges for over 15 years providing services to college students of all ages and backgrounds. Josh has experience working with individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders, major life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Russell Sage College followed by her master’s degree in Counseling and Community Psychology from Sage Graduate School. Katie has spent the majority of her career working with children and adolescents who suffer from trauma and behavioral issues. She utilizes a combination of individual, family, art and play therapy in working with this population. Katie also has experience working with adults who suffer from severe mental illness.
Kelly is a doctoral intern with 15 years of experience in the mental health field. She graduated with a MA in Community Counseling Psychology, a MS in Psychology and obtained her LMHC in 2008. Kelly has significant experience with clients suffering from abuse histories, anxiety, and depression. Kelly was employed by Ellis Hospital for nearly 10 years as a crisis intervention worker, department head, as well as providing inpatient adolescent and forensic assessment.
Lindsay completed undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English from St. Lawrence University, then worked at a residential school for individuals with autism prior to earning her Master’s in Counseling and Community Psychology at Sage Graduate School. Lindsay values influential experiences in addition to formal education and credits much of her ability to work well with people and exhibit leadership qualities to years of personal and professional development at a local summer camp, transitioning from the role of participant to counselor. Her experience as a clinician ranges from crisis evaluation and intervention in an emergency room setting to outpatient therapy in school and clinic-based positions. Lindsay has worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting concerns. She recognizes that each patient’s needs are unique and prioritizes this reality to promote a safe space conducive to learning and growth.
Sarah received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. Lawrence University. She is a graduate of Skidmore College. Prior to joining ECS she worked in crisis counseling and Hospice. Her passion lies in grief counseling. In her free time, she enjoys being on her farm where she raises a variety of animals with her husband.
Patty earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College. Patty has had over 25 years practicing in multiple settings working with adolescents, adults and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma/abuse, grief, substance abuse and severe mental illness.