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Dr. Andrew Berry

Clinical Psychology
Niskayuna, NY
15 years experience male

Locations

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

Niskayuna, NY

Address

3010 Troy Schenectady Rd, #3, Niskayuna, NY, US
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My office hours

Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: New York

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
HAIR PLUCKING: This is an anxiety disorder characterized by plucking out patched of hair. The worse the anxiety, the more the hair gets pulled out. Meds and therapy ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Narcissism: The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify other... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Precede: I wouldn't say depression triggers mania; no one seems to know what actually does. However, I would say depression precedes mania. I guess the lesson... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally bri... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
DEPRESSION: There is no need to fear depression. Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be both... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Depression: I'm not sure there really is an average, per se. The most responsible answer I can give you is that it depends on the patient, and depression means di... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: Find a reputable psychotherapist to discuss the symptoms that you have outlined here to find out if you do have PTSD. Also inquire from your psychothe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
No conscience: Little to no conscience or sense of right and wrong, inability to empathize with others, a tendency to objectify people around them, longstanding pre-... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Histrionic: Intensive psychotherapy and meds as needed. I would recommend psychoanalysis.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Meds; psychotherapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if different medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Education is the best way. Many who battle it are willing to speak openly about it as a means of advocacy and awareness. The more people can open up a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: In the more extreme cases of schizoaffective disorder, if the patient is not medicated and not going to therapy, yes, hallucinations and delusions can... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers lessen the intensity of mood swings from one extreme to the other. Hallucinations are typically experienced when bipolar patients are... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else th... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help de... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Shame: Shame and hatred are the darkest of emotions, and nearly impossible to talk about for fear of being judged. That being said, find a reputable psychoth... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Manic: When someone with unmedicated, severe bipolar I disorder is manic, literally they can be awake for days, especially if drugs or alcohol are used to ex... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Te... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
What type of issue?: If it's a physical issue, a general practitioner. If it's an emotional or psychological issue, go to a psychologist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Schizoaffective: The best word I can think of for this would be management, as opposed to recovery or cure, Symptoms may decrease as time goes by with proper medicatio... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can be used to reduce stress and psychopathology in patients, and reduce symptoms of mental diseases, as you call them.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Have a full workup from your general care practitioner to determine if fibromyalgia is the correct diagnosis. If so, pain management, preferably with ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help de... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Fear: It's actually a fear of closed in spaces with no way of escaping. For some the fear can be so debilitating it seems to the person that the walls of th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: The drugs that come from peyote are classified as hallucinogenic. So yes, poisonous mushrooms can cause hallucinations of all kinds up to and includin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Severity of symptoma: Typically those with the more severe or otherwise life threatening pathology receive more intensive psychotherapy. An exception to this is analysis th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
He has to want it: Your friend has to want therapy and medication, and all you can really do is encourage him to seek both and engage deeply and meaningfully in the ther... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Suicide: I have worked with many patients who have attempted or who have thoughts. What I listen for is depression, thoughts of self harm and a plan of action,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for OCD and derealization symptomology and severity, and possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputab... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails your friend, and what cutting means to him/her as well as anyt... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Depression: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression/bipolar means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommend... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally bri... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally bri... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Borderline : The hardest thing to maintain with borderline personality disorder are interpersonal boundaries. Boundary violations often occur with people strugglin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally bri... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression/anger/anxiety, etc., means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Cons... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Schizophrenia: Firstly, do not diagnose yourself. Get a full psychiatric evaluation and inquire about medication options to control hallucinations and other symptoms... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
DBT: Your dad has to eat to be helped; you cannot do it for him. Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is ... Read More

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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
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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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