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Albany Med has an outstanding staff of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who provide a full range of care for adults and children.

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Psychiatry


Message from Chair, Victoria Balkoski, MD

Mental health is vitally important to overall well-being at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood and into old age. Research has shown that disturbances or disorders of mood, thinking and behavior respond very well to professional treatment, and we at Albany Medical Center are committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluations and assessments and excellent evidence-based care.

Our outstanding staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses provides a full range of treatment for adults and children including medication management and many types of individual, group, couples and family psychotherapies in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Electroconvulsive therapy is available on an inpatient basis.  We offer treatment for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, eating disorders, trauma, personality disorders, attention deficit disorders, adjustment disorders, dementia and others in a professional and confidential setting.

We are confident that we can help and support you in your recovery process, and we look forward to working with you.

Victoria Balkoski, MD
Chair, Psychiatry
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY