Amelia Koethen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing services to children ages 5-18 and their families, as well as young adults.
With over a decade of experience in the human services field, Amelia has worked in a wide variety of settings, including housing, academic, vocational, and substance abuse counseling, as well as in-home family care. As a master’s level clinician, she has provided mental health counseling and case management services to patients of Albany Medical Center’s Pediatrics practice. Most recently, she worked with Albany Medical Center to spearhead a community outreach program focused on equitable access to mental health care.
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Oneonta, and a Master’s in Education from The College of Saint Rose. Post-graduate accolades include a fellowship from the United Hospital Fund’s PEDS Network. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CSSP).
Amelia’s professional experience includes working with clients who struggle with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, challenging and oppositional behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, anxiety, bullying, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Her therapeutic approach is eclectic, borrowing from therapeutic philosophies such as cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and dialectical behavioral therapy, while always including elements of play and artistic expression. It is her belief that as children grow and change, so must their treatment. Childhood and adolescence can be a difficult time, full of challenges and stressors. Amelia works with children and their families to develop the tools needed to successfully navigate their changing world.