Client-Centered Counseling for Over 25 Years

Choices Counseling & Consulting has been serving the Capital District community since 1986, providing individual, couple, family and group therapy. Choices is under the Clinical Directorship of Arlene Istar Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, CST who is a social worker, family therapist, educator, and published writer. She is also the Director of the Training Institute for Gender, Relationships Identity and Sexuality (TIGRIS) and is committed to the ongoing training and development of staff, ensuring compassionate and competent care for those we serve. The staff and consultants at Choices are trained in numerous psychotherapeutic skills, including, but not limited to, family systems therapy. All clinicians support feminist, client-centered, and empowerment-based models of care, and work with a diversity of families and couples.

Over the last 30 years, Choices has proudly served the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities of the Capital Region. Choices is a national leader in providing clinical expertise, specialized training, and advocacy work around issues pertaining to sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. The staff and consultants at Choices are trained and committed to social justice and advocacy in supporting individuals, couples, and families in authenticity in their identity, and the development of healthy families.

*We’ve moved! Our new location: 10 Colvin Avenue, Suite 102, Albany, NY 12206* 

Please contact us to request more information or make an appointment!

We offer numerous payment options to make therapy affordable.

 We offer daytime, evening, Saturday, and some Sunday appointments.

 Accepting CDPHP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield NENY and MVP

Choices offices are and always have been wheelchair accessible.