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Therapy

Pinnacle Behavioral Health

1 Pinnacle Place, Albany, 689-0244, pinnaclebehavioralhealth.com.
Pinnacle Behavioral Health—where traditional and complimentary mental health services come together. After more than 20 years providing psychotherapy services and developing mental health treatment programs throughout New York State, Laura Hunt, LACSW, has brought together a group of seasoned colleagues to form Pinnacle Behavior Health. We understand that the process of healing and personal growth can be challenging. At the heart of our philosophy we support your individual needs throughout your progress and growth. Pinnacle Behavioral Health is a private group of licensed mental health professionals providing medication management and counseling for adolescents and adults. Our staff consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, licensed social workers and licensed mental health counselors. The collaboration between our medical staff and clinicians sets Pinnacle Behavioral Health apart from other mental health practices. We seek to ensure optimal patient care through our commitment to creating a caring environment that supports you through your treatment. Our services include psychiatric evaluation, as well as individual, family, and group counseling. Specialized programs include: adolescent medication management; employee assistance services; DWI evaluation; energy treatment; and psychotherapy for depression, mood disorders, and anxiety. Pinnacle Behavioral Health accepts most major insurance plans. Please give us a call with your questions and concerns and ask for Laura Hunt (director), or visit our website for further information.

 

Psychological Services Center, University at Albany

299 Washington Ave., Albany, _442-4900, albany.edu/psc
The Psychological Services Center offers psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults, including individual psychotherapy, family therapy, couples’ therapy, psychodiagnostic, cognitive, neuropsychological, and learning disability assessments. Fees for psychotherapy and counseling are set on a sliding scale from $10 to $45 per 50-minute session. Fees for testing depend upon the kinds of testing performed, as well as the number of hours of testing required. The Center is a training and research clinic for the Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs at The University at Albany, State University of New York.

Retail

Cognitive Marketplace

207 River St., Troy, (855) 284-4652, store@2thinkbetter.com, 2hinkbetter.com
The Cognitive Marketplace is a retail store specializing in “Smart Drugs” . . . . pharmaceutical-grade, over-the-counter, supplements which improve cognitive performance and cognitive health. We carry supplements which enhance memory, attention, learning, focus, motivation, mental stamina: and help with anxiety, depression, stress management, sleep quality, cerebral metabolism/circulation, and neuro-protection. Our clients include students, faculty, executives, managers, workers, athletes, and more—people of all ages wanting to improve memory, cognitive performance and cognitive health. Racetams support cognition in low oxygen/high stress environments like intense exercise and sports. They aid dexterity, and are also used to treat head trauma and stroke.

 

The Magic Moon

15 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, _583-2488
A unique metaphysical boutique! We are family-owned and -operated, with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. We have an amazing selection of superior incense and jewelry. We carry a wide variety of candles essential oils, herbs, crystals, funky clothing and smoking accessories. We carry herbal alternatives for our health conscious customers. Our library contains almost every topic, including Wicca, magic, candles, herbal healing, tarot, yoga and Reiki. We also carry DVDs and CDs on similar topics such as stress relief, meditation and positive thinking.

 

Marra’s Pharmacy

217 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-2110, stores.healthmart.com/marraspharmacy
Marra’s, your local family-owned and -operated Healthmart Pharmacy has been proudly serving the residents of Cohoes and the Capital Region since 1931. In addition to our state-of-the-art pharmacy department, our home healthcare department is staffed by dedicated professionals, offering medical equipment sales, service, rental and free next day home delivery. We also have a beautiful card and gift department with great gifts, collectibles, cards and candy. Come pick out the perfect present and we’ll wrap it up for free! We invite you to stop by and explore our store in Cohoes, and to talk to us regarding your medication questions, illness concerns or medical equipment needs.

 

Peaceful Inspirations

384 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, 439-7039, peacefulinspirations.net
“Relaxing,” “Energizing,” “Rejuvenating,” “Tools for Transformation and Enlightenment.” These are just a few customer comments when asked why they return to Peaceful Inspirations. More than a Holistic/Wellness retail store, Peaceful Inspirations supports our customer’s spiritual journey with products (see our ad in the special section) and services for well-being, relaxation and inner growth. We offer Psychic and Tarot Readings on a regular basis, guided meditation, classes and workshops. On Sept. 8, you can have your Aura photographed and see what colors will be helpful in maintaining your energy field. Many of our products are Fair Trade, locally made or made in the USA by family owned businesses. Our selection of crystals, gems and minerals is extensive!

Plastic Surgery

DeLuca Plastic Surgery

711 Troy Schenectady Road, Suite 123, Latham, (518) 300-1056, _delucaplasticsurgery.com
The focus of every consultation at DeLuca Plastic Surgery is to provide you with an honest, informative and in-depth assessment of your specific aesthetic goals. Whether you’re interested in non-invasive facial rejuvenation using fillers and Botox or very specialized cosmetic work like breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and/or facelift surgery, Dr. DeLuca’s experience and expertise amassed over a 26 year career that has seen thousands of unique and challenging cases will help to ensure a safe and successful result. Dr. DeLuca is board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and offers free consultations to all cosmetic procedures.

Physical Therapy

Maccio Physical Therapy

1 New Hampshire Ave., Troy, 273-2121, macciophysicaltherapy.com
Maccio Physical Therapy has been providing high quality, cost effective care to patients since 1986. Our treatment approach to musculo-skeletal injuries is based on the McKenzie Method and Ergonomic Principles. We are the only Certified McKenzie Clinic in the Capital District and Joseph G. Maccio, MA, PT, DipMDT, is the area’s only Diplomat in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). There are currently only 33 certified clinics in the United States and 78 worldwide. Evaluation and treatment is based on mechanical diagnosis and therapy intervention with emphasis on prevention and self-management.

Optical

Buenau’s Opticians

228 Delmar Ave., Delmar
Comprehensive vision care is a serious business, and at Buenau’s we understand just how important your eyes are. Our comfortable atmosphere and personalized attention will make your next appointment at Buenau’s Opticians as pleasant as possible. We are the insurance experts, accepting many insurance plans. We specialize in hard to fit patients for both frames and contact lenses and we look forward to our upcoming store expansion with more room and new frame and sunglass lines!

 

Eyedentity Eyewear

1315 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2638, eyedentityeyewear.net
Eyedentity Eyewear LLC is a private owner-operated optical shop, providing the highest quality optical products and care. Eyedentity provides patients with a knowledgeable staff; owners Loretta Ackerman and Marie Coluccio have a combined 70 years experience in the optical field. Optical patients will be sure to receive a totally customized optical fitting, which includes the finest technology in optical lenses (Digital Nikon, Shamir, Varilux and Zeiss) and frame styles unavailable elsewhere in the Capital District.

Holistic Wellness

The Awakened Heart School

26 First St., Albany, 432-0849, awakenedheartschool.com
The Awakened Heart School offers a holistic and developmental approach to the spiritual life that incorporates the wisdom of the religious and mystical traditions of the world, philosophy east and west, modern depth psychology, and the emerging contemporary spiritual paradigm that provides what we call a New Story, for our time. Founded in 2006 by Mimi and John O’Neill in Albany, the Awakened Heart School presents a 10 month spiritual training course. Call or visit website for more information and course brochure.

 

Marjorie Hope Gross, _A.A.S., C.P., Certified Psychosynthesist, Life Growth Facilitator, Holistic Counseling 862-1974, psychosynthesist.com
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to . . . when the way you feel is affecting your sleep, your eating habits, your job, your relationships, your everyday life. Holistic Counseling offers a gentle approach that can help you overcome obstacles keeping you from reaching your goals and becoming the person you want to be. Although you might not have a clinical condition or symptoms, I can help you learn more about yourself, as well as others, and how you can live your life with deeper personal satisfaction. Contact me for your free consultation and we will begin the journey together.

Hair Services

Albany Certified Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal

Western Avenue between University _at Albany and Stuyvesant Plaza, _458-9004
Proudly serving the Capital District for over 35 years with the latest technologies and innovations, we specialize, not only in hair removal, but also in Epifacials. The Epifacial is a true non-ablative photo skin rejuvenation technique. The Epifacial diminishes hyperpigmentation, lentigines (liver spots), spider veins and signs of rosacea. The Epifacial can be used to diminish slight skin imperfections such as large pore size, fine wrinkles, and elastic skin changes. Check out our Epifacial website at Epifacial.com and call us for a hair removal or Epifacial appointment at 458-9004.

 

HRS Hair Restoration and Removal Services

1710 Central Ave., Albany, 456-7775, albanyhairreplacement.com
Hair Loss Replacement Services has been in business for 30 years, serving the Albany Capital Region. In men and women, young and old, hair loss comes from hereditary, medical and physical causes. To deal with your hair loss problem, you need advice from someone who has helped clients with all these conditions—and who offers a range of therapies. We’re a full-service hair loss treatment and hair replacement center, providing non-surgical hair restoration solutions. Call today to set up a consultation with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Hair loss and treatment is a sensitive issue and unique to each of our clients. We work with each individual to understand their needs and recommend the best treatment for them.

Food

Niskayuna Co-Op

2227 Nott St., Schenectady, _374-1362, NiskayunaCoop.com
In 1943, the Niskayuna Co-Op was founded by forward-thinking people interested in quality local products. In 68 years, our philosophy hasn’t changed. The Co-Op is still your place for organic produce, local dairy products, unique frozen foods and the best deli and meats. Memberships are only $5, as they were back in 1943. Member benefits include coupon incentives, discount pricing, member specials and check-cashing privileges. The public is always welcome; download an application off the website or ask a friendly cashier. To receive weekly specials, “like” Niskayuna Co-Op on Facebook. Eat, Buy, Live-LOCAL!

 

Our Daily Bread

54 Main St., Chatham, 392-9852, facebook.com/ODBeFree
Our Daily Bread’s 100 percent dedicated gluten free baking facility producing the region’s best quality GF breads, pastries, scones and cookies. We use the highest quality starting ingredients, often organic and local where possible. We are expanding our vegan GF selections for the fall. Available at most regional farmers markets and coming to health-food stores and coops throughout the region. Visit our gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan friendly cafe adjacent to the bakery for an amazing selection of GF bakery products and a perfectly gluten free breakfast or lunch.

Fitness

Asian Arts Group

28 Essex St., Albany, 489-1458, _asianartsgrp.com
Tai Chi is a martial and meditative art that helps an individual focus on health and wellness. It can help increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, decrease stress, and manage pain and problems like high blood pressure. No special equipment or clothing is needed; it can be practiced by the young or the old, and no high level of fitness is needed to begin practicing. Our classes are small with attention to the needs of each individual. The four partners in the Asian Arts Group have 70 years of experience in Tai Chi, with accreditation in many forms and styles.

 

Heartspace Yoga _& Healing Arts

747 Madison Ave., Albany, 512-3390, heartspacealbany.com
Centrally located near Washington Park in Albany, Heartspace is a community-oriented studio that offers yoga and healing arts from a broad range of traditions. We seek to provide a safe, supportive and tranquil setting with excellent instruction to help improve overall health, reduce stress, invite a peaceful and calm mind, and build a strong, balanced, and flexible body. We offer yoga instruction for all levels including drop-in classes, workshops, special events, and community classes, which are based on donation. The studio is also a center for teacher training; we are starting our sixth Teacher Training in September 2012.

 

Steuben Athletic Club

1 Steuben Place, Albany, 434-6116, steubenathleticclub.com
Steuben Athletic Club is a _full-service fitness facility providing an entertaining, friendly and functional atmosphere for members to improve their quality of life through physical activity and networking. Club programs address the overall wellness of our members, providing a true opportunity for comprehensive fitness programs while addressing social and nutritional aspects. Club amenities span five floors, featuring a basketball court and leagues, squash courts, racquetball courts, swimming pool, steam rooms, sauna, free weights, cybex, aerobic equipment, fitness classes, towel and laundry service, personal training, massage therapy, complimentary parking and more. Located in the heart of downtown Albany between North Pearl Street and Chapel Street, Steuben Athletic Club is _convenient to downtown _workplaces and a developing _residential community.

 

Zumba Fitness with Paula

Zumba.com/53221, capitaldistrict_zumba@gmail.com, 458-9004
Paula Harrington has been a leading Zumba Fitness instructor in the Capital District since 2009. She was trained under world renowned Master Instructor Tanya Beardsley and is certified in all eight Zumba divisions, training under the top specialized instructors in the U.S. Check out her photos on the Facebook page Zumba Fitness with Paula. Zumba Fitness is the Latin inspired, effective, easy to follow, calorie burning dance fitness party like program. Paula can be found teaching at numerous locations throughout the Capital District including: Albany Medical Center, NYS Department of Health, Italian American Community Center and the Albany Ballroom Dance Studio. For a complete listing of class schedules and times check out Zumba Fitness with Paula on Facebook and ditch the workout and join the party!

Education

Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
3 Cerone Commerical Drive, Albany, 489-4026
The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy provides a place for students of all ages to come and learn, to share their gifts, and to take their experience and expertise into their communities. Our comprehensive program carefully balances the art and science of therapeutic massage. We offer full-time and part-time programs. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Visit our student massage clinic to experience the health benefits of a therapeutic massage.

Chronic Pain

Marillyn Garrett, Rhythm & Pain Specialist
68 Mountain View Drive, Averill Park, 674-2938, marillyngarrett.com
The Rhythmic Response for Self-Repair empowers the individual in chronic pain to trust in the body’s innate ability to heal. Participants identify the underlying causes of chronic pain. Old conditional patterns of movement, thoughts and emotions associated with chronic pain are repatterned, allowing the nervous system to recuperate and reorganize for more healthy functioning.For more information on this 4 phase program for Transforming Chronic Pain, please visit the website or call.