Saratoga/Capital District Integrative Practitioners Network

Complementary health and healing arts professionals in the Saratoga Springs, NY, area.

Beverly Kehoe Shea, MA, LMFT

Beverly Kehoe Shea

New York State

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

License #000179

Psychotherapeutic Counseling Services in Schenectady, New York
by appointment and on weekends at
1524 Union Street (sharing the Office of Michael P. Ray, D.C.)

Telephone for Appointment:
(24 hour answering availability)


Also Licensed in CA
Mailing address:
809 DeCamp Ave., Schenectady, NY 12309


  • Individual, Couple and Family Counseling
  • Child, Teen, and Young Adult Counseling
  • Choosing a Life Partner
  • Grief and Loss/Remembrance Services
  • Conflict Resolution Coaching

What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?

-- M F T --

MFTs are clinical psychotherapists and mental health counselors who are licensed by over 40 states, including New York, California and Massachusetts. MFTs have met requirements for licensure which include holding a related doctoral or two-year Master's Degree (M.A.), passage of comprehensive written and oral examinations, and at least 1,500 hours in New York (and 3,000 hours in California) of education, training, and supervised experience. MFTs are relationship specialists who evaluate and therapeutically treat individuals, couples, families and children. MFTs are trained in clinical psychological methods. MFTs can help individuals of all ages, as well as couples, families and groups, to achieve more satisfying personal functioning and healthy relationships with others on all levels of life. MFTs work with their clients in gaining improved functioning in marriage/partnering and family relationships, as well as productive business, career and educational achievement.

Continuing Education Courses are required in most states, which encourage MFTs to be trained in, and apply as needed, many new and innovative therapeutic methods and interventions to share with their client populations.

Psychotherapy services of MFTs are considered a medical expense, and can be eligible for insurance billing and payment.

Distress Signals where Marriage and Family Therapists can help:

  • Emotional stress or anxiety
  • Child Behavior Problems
  • Feelings of loneliness or isolation
  • Depression/Suicidal Behaviors
  • Moodiness
  • Workplace Stress Reactions
  • Family Conflict or tension
  • Divorce or separation
  • Difficulty coping with changing lifestyle
  • Fear, anger or guilt
  • Grief or emotional pain
  • Feelings of loss, rejection, or abandonment
  • Family Patterns of Behavior which may unconsciously block emotional growth and prevent healthy relationships

A native of upstate New York who returned home from California in 2003, Beverly Kehoe Shea brings to her counseling and therapy skills various levels of professional, personal and business life experience.

Beverly Kehoe Shea graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Her coursework included clinical psychology covering from cognitive behavioral to psychodynamic therapies, and assessment, diagnosis and treatment of many psychosocial disorders. From 1995 to 2000 Beverly interned with and was later employed by the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC), a non-profit training and community counseling agency, located in Mountain View, CA. Beverly was awarded her California MFT license in June 2000 and received her New York MFT license in October 2007.

Beverly has counseled adults, children, couples and families at CHAC and also in her own private practice in Los Altos, CA, using an array of clinical therapy techniques. She served as Assistant Program Director of CHAC's Just for Kids, a program for counseling children whose families are affected by substance abuse. Beverly currently is a Master's Level Psychologist 1 for the New York State Dept. of Corrections and works full time as a CSE Chair for the Special Ed. Program at the Greene Correctional Facility, Coxsackie, NY.

Beverly's special counseling focus:

  • The Power of Decision - your ability to make decisions in your life without being influenced by old subconscious and self-limiting patterns of thinking.

  • Start from now with positive motivation and improved focus.

  • Be pro-active (self-determining) rather than being primarily reactive (responding to outer influences), including the development of being able to choose healthy relationships.

  • Recognize your power and ability to choose growth and healing.

  • Maintain personal integrity while developing an attitude of empathy and understanding towards others

  • Attain awareness of your normal response to stressful events.

  • Learn healthy ways to deal with periods of change in your life.