Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, PhD

Dr. Jackson has been helping individuals overcome personal and professional obstacles since 1995. Clients describe her as warm, approachable, and highly skilled at helping them move beyond limiting behaviors and patterns toward a life that feels and works better. Dr. Jackson utilizes a blend of best psychological practices tailored to the specific needs of the client. Her work integrates various schools of theory including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems.

Dr. Jackson completed her doctoral training at Tulane University in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is now happily based in Clifton Park, New York where she lives with her family.

Kimberly Martin

Kimberly Martin, LCSW-R

Kim has been a therapist in the Capital District for 20+ years. She received her MSW from SUNY Albany in 1993 and her practice has included work with children, adolescents, and adults. Kim has developed ways to support persons of all ages who are coping with mental health symptoms, major life changes and/or traumatic events through individual, couples, and family therapy. Kim's wide range of practice includes working with people to address and improve anxiety/depression symptoms, divorce/separation/blended family issues, interpersonal relationships, and self awareness toward living a more rewarding and fulfilling life.

Kim believes that symptoms tend to increase when people stray further and further away from who they really are and where they really want to be. Kim has been described as "very easy to talk to" and is comfortable working with people on even the most sensitive of issues.

Elizabeth K. Misener

Elizabeth K. Misener, PhD, LMSW

Dr. Elizabeth Misener has been working with clients to alleviate depression and decrease anxiety for over 15 years. She believes that when people experience severe life stressors it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel and to become stuck in the pain. Her passion is listening to her client’s stories and providing evidence based tools to support them in their journey dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and everyday struggles. She has experience working with a range of individuals, including college students, seniors, and adults facing life balance issues, as well as families dealing with disabilities.

Dr. Misener received her MSW from Syracuse University in 1998 & her PhD from SUNY at Albany in 2001. She has been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Solution Focused, Problem Solving Therapy and approaches from the “Science of Happiness” that include enhancing mindfulness, character strengths (, and gratitude. Dr. Misener has been described as a good listener who readily develops meaningful connections with her clients, encouraging conversations that provide space to create renewed vitality and a sense of peace as symptoms subside.

Patricia Spataro

Patricia Spataro, LMHC

Patricia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years.

Patricia has clinical skills and expertise in treating a broad range of mental health issues including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, relationship issues and work-related challenges. She is trained and experienced in a variety of modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Patricia works with adults and teens and has extensive experience working with professionals who are seeking to balance their professional and personal lives.

Patricia looks forward to working with you to address the concerns you have and to ultimately improve the overall quality of your life. She considers it an honor to facilitate this process.  Her style is to create a productive partnership that will empower you with the insights, skills and strategies you need to obtain your highest level of emotional wellness.

Katrina Smith

Katrina Smith, PhD

Dr. Katrina Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist. Katrina earned her doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Since then, she has been working with clients with a variety of concerns and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship issues, major life transitions, and coming to a deeper understanding of self. How this work occurs can be different with different clients, since therapy is very much a product of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. Katrina's training and experience includes a range from cognitive-behavioral therapy to mindfulness/meditation to psychodynamic exploration, and she works with each client to find the right approach or combination of approaches for each situation.

Katrina believes that everyone can make changes and improvements in their lives, working from their existing strengths and developing previously-underused abilities. Sometimes this means learning and practicing new habits. Other times it means looking more deeply into what created the obstacles to change, and what gets in the way of doing things differently. When someone seeks help from a therapist, it usually means they've tried to resolve their problems on their own, but haven't felt successful yet. Therapy can offer tools to improve clients' coping skills, or practical strategies for managing symptoms or issues. More in-depth therapeutic work can also offer new ways of approaching new or old questions, provide a clearer view of why we make the choices we make, and help clients discover and decide upon new paths to pursue with optimism.