Alison Jacob, LCSW

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Alison Jacob
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Legacy Lcsw Counseling Services PC

1541 Union St Schenectady, NY 12309

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(518) 878-3227

Alison Jacob, LCSW is a Social Worker in Schenectady, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New York University School Of Social Work medical school in 1985. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Alison Jacob to book an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

"I ascribe to a person-centered approach that makes use of interventions based on present-time, solution focused strategies. It's important to me to provide caring feedback, support and encouragement. I specialize in..."

- Alison Jacob, LCSW

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Alison Jacob's conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Relationship Issues

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Alison Jacob's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Alison Jacob

4.7

Based on 12 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Listened & answered questions (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Alison helped me navigate a difficult marriage & family situation. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone going through a tough time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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2 people found this helpful
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Mar 21, 2019
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I am currently a patient of Alison’s. I was referred to her by one of her previous patients, and I have been seeing her for 3 years. I find her to be professional and thoughtful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 12, 2018
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I have been seeing Alison for almost a year now. My husband and I started in couples counseling and now I continue on my own. She is very helpful, understanding, and knowledgeable. She helped me open up the lines of communication with my husband and is now helping me navigate life as a cancer survivor. I would recommend anyone see Alison when seeking therapy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 09, 2018
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After having a negative experience with my last social worker, I was very hesitant to find another one. I was immediately relieved as I began my first session. Alison has a lot of in depth knowledge of mental health & is versatile with her years of experience. She has a very warm, comfortable, engaging,& understanding energy. Every session, she gives me new coping strategies to help improve. I highly recommend her especially to people who are nervous about starting this journey; she’s fabulous!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jenna in Schenectady – Apr 08, 2018
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I've been going to see Alison for most of a year - I started at a time when I was experiencing a serious depression episode. I give her a lot of credit for helping me find a much better place now, especially with a recommendation for a month-long out-patient treatment program last fall. She is willing to work with your schedule as needed. I recommend her highly for others experiencing depression or other mental challenges
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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AMSTERDAM – Apr 04, 2018
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From the moment I met Alison I was comfortable and felt she was truly interested in my mental health and well being. I was struggling with high anxiety and had been isolating myself . Alison has been a wealth of information and always actively listened during my appointments. I have just recently ended my session being at a point that I am able to handle issues as they arise. I feel she has given me a better insight and tools to help me get through my problems. I would highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Beverly in Schenectady ny – Apr 04, 2018
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Wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carole in Schenectady – Mar 23, 2018
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Alison Jacob has been an incredible help to me. I went to see her during a very difficult time in my marriage and she was able to help us sort things out and guide us to get things back on track. Thank you so much for your help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 23, 2018
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I contacted Allison Jacobs and set up an appointment after checking to make sure she accepted my insurance. As my appointment came closer, I asked if I could please reschedule because I was not feeling well. She responded that that was fine (she does most of her communication via text). I the. tried for over a week to get in touch with her to reschedule and when she finally got back to me, she said she wasn't accepting new patients; she ended up completely wasting my time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Schenectady – Feb 17, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I ascribe to a person-centered approach that makes use of interventions based on present-time, solution focused strategies. It's important to me to provide...Read more

Specialties

  • Social Work
  • Clinical Social Work

Education

1985
New York University School Of Social Work
Medical School
1978
Boston Conservatory Of Music
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Alison Jacob, LCSW offer telehealth services?

Alison Jacob has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Alison Jacob, LCSW accepting new patients?

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Does Alison Jacob, LCSW accept my insurance?

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What are Alison Jacob, LCSW's top areas of care?

Alison Jacob frequently treats Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, and Relationship Issues. See all procedures and conditions Alison Jacob treats.

Where is Alison Jacob, LCSW's office located?

Alison Jacob's office is located at 1541 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Legacy Lcsw Counseling Services PC1541 Union St Schenectady, NY 12309
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1385 Ruffner Rd Niskayuna, NY 12309
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