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Karner Psychological Associates (KPA) has over 35 years of helping adults, children, teens, families, and couples struggling with mental health and wellness issues. 

No matter how smart, talented, or good you are, sometimes life will throw you a problem that is just too big and complex to adequately handle on your own. Reading self-help books or getting advice from friends and relatives is not always enough to maintain your mental or personal health. These are the times when counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching can be helpful. Our counselors, therapists, psychologists, licensed social workers, and other behavioral health clinicians have been providing timely, ethical, quality mental health services to children, teens, parents, individuals, couples, groups, and families throughout Albany, Saratoga, and New York’s greater Capital District for over three decades.

Counseling Services Include:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Couples Counseling

  • Marriage Counseling

  • Group Therapy

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Gambling Counseling

  • Addiction Counseling

  • Child & Pediatric Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Life Coaching

What is Mental Health?

At Karner Psychological, we think we know that mental health is an integral part of our overall wellness. According to WHO (World Health Organization), mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to her or his community.” When your mental health is where it needs to be, you find life enjoyable and fulfilling.

A significant element of this involves self-awareness and understanding oneself. When your mental health is in good shape, you feel capable of handling the everyday challenges that come your way. There are numerous methods to improve and maintain mental well-being. An important aspect of this is having a dependable network of support and weekly therapy sessions. There may be instances of anxiety, but they are manageable and can be navigated through.

Mental Health Issues

According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), one in five people in the United States lives with a mental illness. And millions of people have mental health issues and manage to live productive lives. Whether you manage anxiety, depression, substance abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PTSD, Bipolar Disorder (BP), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), or any other mental health concern, you can get treatment and find a sense of balance regardless of what your diagnosis is. It's crucial to seek help as soon as you identify your challenges. Mental health issues are often referred to as "mental illnesses" or "mental disorders". Unfortunately, there's a significant stigma attached to mental illness, leading many to shy away from addressing these conditions as true illnesses, as some people view it as a sign of something being inherently wrong with them. However, it's important to remember that illness is not a personal failing - we all fall ill from time to time, and it is necessary to seek and receive appropriate treatment and care.

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Our Mission

To provide the highest quality of individualized and compassionate outpatient treatment to promote health & wellness and to help those who are struggling with mental health issues, so that they can improve their quality of life.

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