counseling services

The chronic nature of epilepsy affects families emotionally and financially. That's why we offer FREE counseling to help ease the stress for everyone in the household because all family members are affected.

Our program, which is designed to empower individuals to manage their disorder and adjust to the impact of epilepsy on their lives, is highly individualized and is available for adults, children and families.

Counseling Available

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York offers counseling to individuals and families for a variety of social and personal issues, related to, but not limited to, seizure disorders. These issues may include:

  • Self Doubt and Low Self Esteem
  • Depression and the "Blues"
  • Assertiveness
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Difficulties in Social Interaction
  • Anger, Hurt and Grief
  • Parenting Skills
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

We also provide various support groups. Current offerings include an Adult Support Group, and a Teen-to-Teen Support Group. Topics for the groups vary and in the past have included women's issues, depression, medications, service coordination, school issues and managing stress.

All of our available services are strictly confidential and meet the ethical guidelines established by the National Association of Social Workers.

If our services might be of help to you or someone you know, please call or stop by for more information or to schedule an appointment. The Epilepsy Foundation office is located at Three Washington Square, Albany, New York, 12205 and our phone number is (518) 456-7501.