Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC
Dr. Alicia Mahler
Licensed Psychologist  

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Welcome

Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC specializes in both psychological/educational evaluation and intervention/counseling in a caring and supportive environment for the Albany area and greater Capital Region, NY. These services are designed to help you take important steps towards achieving your goals. Freedom First Psychological Services clinicians have an array of clinical expertise and provide individualized, supportive and solution-focused services across areas. Individual, family, and marriage/couples counseling therapy services are available to individuals of all ages.


In regard to psychological evaluation, Dr. Mahler provides comprehensive assessment services, from children to adults, tailored to your unique situation and needs.  One common reason to seek a psychological evaluation may be that you or your child are engaged in mental health treatment and your therapist/psychiatrist have recommended a psychological evaluation to clarify diagnoses. Another common reason may be if you are required to have a mental health evaluation for a court proceeding. Dr. Mahler will provide an expert and individualized psychological evaluation to meet your needs in either these or other unique circumstances.   


In regard to educational evaluation, Dr. Mahler is experienced and skilled in providing academic evaluations for all ages, from pre-K to college students. Students who struggle to perform academically may benefit from a professional evaluation to identify strategies for improvement and help in accessing accommodations.  Commonly, educational evaluations that address areas of concern which impact academic achievement include learning disability evaluation, ADHD evaluation, and Autism evaluation. Conversely, students who are high achievers may also benefit from a professional evaluation to enrich their academic career. As one of the only providers of gifted evaluations in the Capital Region, Dr. Mahler will provide the expert services needed to help your student meet their full potential.   


Therapy and counseling services are also available through Freedom First Psychological Services, PLLC. Due to the variety of our clinicians' areas of expertise and treatment approaches, available services include: individual, family, or marriage/couples counseling for individuals of all ages. Our clinicians aim to provide a supportive environment for you to identify your individualized needs and make steps towards meeting your goals and improving your quality of life. For more information about our clinicians, including their areas of expertise and treatment approaches, please see the About Us page.


Please see the Services Provided page or contact us to find out additional information about all the types of assessment and intervention services available. Contact us today to make an appointment and take the first step towards successfully achieving your goals! 




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