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1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

1st Step Counseling PLLC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Albany, NY 12203
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
We are all given a blank sheet in the beginning. What we choose to put on this blank sheet determines our outcome. Through life we are shaped by our surroundings, interactions and family. But not all of us are given the tools to write our own stories. Nature created us, but nurture guides us. As a clinician, I work with my clients to help build their awareness of how their learned subconscious understandings of life have impacted how they engage, interact and understand others.
With my clients, we work as a team to process these thoughts through the use of cognitive therapy practices to unravel your thoughts to then help build new healthy patterns. Changing what you thought was healthy is uncomfortable and intimidating but you don’t have to do it alone.
I have experience with individuals with wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and personality disorders to learning how to navigate family and partner relationships. I am dedicated to reaching black and other communities of color in an effort to normalize and decrease the stigma of therapy.
Take the first step to help. Call or 1st Step Counseling PLLC now - (518) 520-3124

Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Albany, NY 12203

(518) 520-3124
Free consultations and virtual telehealth session, call 518-629-5409
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Let's Connect (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Albany, NY 12203

(518) 520-3124
Free consultations and virtual telehealth session, call 518-629-5409
$120 Per Session, I accept insurance 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $120
  • Couple Sessions $120
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • BlueShield of Northeastern New York
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • Highmark
  • MVP Health Care
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (518) 520-3124
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1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

    Clinical Social Work/Therapist: Dacia McBean
  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New York / 088609 Dacia McBean
  • In Practice for 10 Years
  • Attended University at Albany, Masters, Graduated 2014
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (518) 520-3124
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1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Ethnicity

Black and African American

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Primary Location

Albany, NY 12203

(518) 520-3124

Nearby Areas

Cities

Counties

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Free consultations and virtual telehealth session, call 518-629-5409
Take the first step to help. Call now - (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
Free consultations and virtual telehealth session, call 518-629-5409
Take the first step to help. Call now - (518) 520-3124
Photo of Dacia McBean - 1st Step Counseling PLLC, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
1st Step Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW