Dr. Andrew Berry

Clinical Psychology
Niskayuna, NY
16 years experience male

Locations

Andrew S. Berry, Ph.G., Psy.D., ABPP

Niskayuna, NY

Address

3010 Troy Schenectady Rd, #3, Niskayuna, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Capital District Physicians Health Plan

Aetna

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Tricare

Oxford Health Plans

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicare

MVP Healthcare

About

Bio

I was born and raised in New York, and have had a life long passion to learn about the human psyche. This passion has culminated in completing two doctorates in psychology and psychoanalytic training.

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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: New York

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy: Psychotherapy in addition to meds is good for the anxiety and depression that comes with battling fibromyalgia.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: htt... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Yes: It is possible to do so, but often omitting medication makes the task more difficult. Usually the emotional impetus behind OCD is anger and/or fear. P... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Symptom intensity: The more severe the comorbid symptoms of PTSD, the more sleep is generally effected.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Shame: As I hear the question, I would say shame in general has different levels of toxicity. By this I mean people often feel shame because of being abused ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Yes: Deaf psychologists practice with both hearing and non-hearing patients.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Trauma: The question is not whether or not the child has been adopted. The question is if the adopting child has been true able life threatening traumatic exp... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Anxiety: Often anxiety is a comorbid diagnsosis with psoriasis, which is to say that people with excessive and/or prolonged anxiety may be at higher risk for p... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Shame: Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face. It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judg... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Communication : Simple, direct communication is the best way. If that doesn't work perhaps the real question here as far as counseling goes, is why do you continue t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Talking : Usually the patient describes the emotional issues that he or she is suffering to the psychotherapist. The psychotherapist will do much more listening... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Cutting: It depends on the person, the seriousness of the cutting, how long it's been going on, what emotional issues the person is facing, and a myriad of rel... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Osteopathic manipulation can be very effective, from what I have heard of it thusfar. Also, pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Meds & psychothe: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Multiple personality: Yes. Typically, incredible amounts of physical and sexual abuse in early to mid childhood that goes unnoticed and therefore unchecked, as well as seve... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Schizoaffective: Schizoaffective disorder is an extremely serious illness that can be thought of as a combination of schizophrenic (psychosis) and bipolar disorder (th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic processes. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as symptoms you describe is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Schizoaffective: The patient will need a full psychiatric evaluation and medication, most notable antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, as schizoaffective disorder is a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Insurance: Insurance programs usually tend to have built in mental health benefits. And if they do not, the person should immediately look into finding better in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Self esteem: Largely we are social creatures by nature, and social exclusion leds many to feel like outcasts and/or less-than others. In my opinion, it greatly ero... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Many sources: Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
DEPRESSION: Your primary care physician, or a psychiatrist, or a nurse practitioner.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
CREDENTIALING: A neuropsychologist holds either a PhD or a PsyD, and all he/she does is cognitive testing typically, not much therapy if at all. A neurologist is an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Dial 911/ER ASAP: Dial 911 immediately or report to your nearest hospital Emergency Room for a suicide assessment. Upon being assessed, stabilized, and possibly medicat... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Forensics: Criminal psychologist are typically know in professional circles as forensic psychologists. They due evaluations for court/legal proceedings, as well ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving ori... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Hypothesis : I believe you're referring to a theory known as the dopamine hypothesis. Dopamine is a nerotransmitter which, according to the theory, is in excess. T... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Alcohol: I don't believe people have drug or alcohol problems. I do, on the other hand, believe they have emotional problems and that they use drugs and alcoho... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Panic attacks: Ruling out any physiological problems, these symptoms could be an indication of debilitating anxiety or panic. Get a full workup from your GP, and if ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Psychotherapy: Ask yourself what environmental and interpersonal stressors you face during your waking hours, and whether or not you find yourself obsessing about th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Dysthymia: Based on your description, it sounds like dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that doesn't waver all that much in terms of intensity, as ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
PTSD: In my opinion, PTSD is rarely, if ever actually cured. PTSD is all about effective management instead, involving medication as needed, and psychothera... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Sex: See if you can get him to just enjoy the sex WITHOUT focusing on the end result of orgasm. Orgasms can only happen most optimally in a state of relaxa... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Homelessness: Imagine having to find a different place to sleep just about every night, not being able to eat regularly, being at the mercy of street crime, not bei... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Eval: Get a psychiatric evaluation for your anxiety and whatever else may be going on, and talk with the psychiatrist about whether or not meds are needed, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): Any medication, when it's working properly, takes the edge off emotional symptoms, and that's all. Reworded, meds don't make a person happy, they make... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving ori... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Apr 22, 2015
Friendly, empathetic and understanding, qualities people would look no further when seeking psychological help, seems that Dr Berry has this experience (or talent) of reading between the lines or rea...Read More
Jun 17, 2015
It is so great that Dr. Berry has joined Healthtap! Most non-psych docs hear lots of advice on "be supportive," , do "active listening", "be empathic," but never know what that means, i. e., the best...Read More
Dr. Andrew Berry gives thoughtful, respectful advice to patients who are struggling with, and suffering from, a variety of issues and conflicts. He helps people navigate the exigencies of life with a...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I feel there is no hope for my son who has suffered with paranoid schizophrenia for seven years with the added component of Anosognosia. He won’t take Meds what can I do...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! well, I might give it a try some time. But I feel like there might be lifestyle changes I can make to increase mood and relax more. Thanks for help :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you and no I have not. Lately I feel off balanced and out of it but I'm not sure if it's anxiety or sobering serious.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Graduated 2007MD

Medical/Graduate school

Union Institute & University
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

SUNY Albany
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Schenectady County Community College
MD

Medical/Graduate school

William Alanson White Institute
MD

Residency

5th Ave Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy

Awards

Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, National Academies of Practice
Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology
Fellow of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
International Psychoanalytic Association
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