Dr. Neil Cervera

L.C.S.W, Ph.D Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist

      For more than 20 years, consultation at 902 Washington Avenue has occurred for individuals, couples, families and groups.

In a home-like setting, persons who are experiencing problems-in-living can be heard and offered life-skills for coping, increased resiliency and enhanced well-being.

       The practice encompasses engaging nearly the entire life-span from adolescence, adulthood and senior citizens. Whether you are experiencing trauma, addiction, mental health problems, workplace issues, grief, communication difficulties, relationship disharmony, need for forensic evaluations for Court , DOT or DMV, panic, depression or starting a family, there is consultation by licensed practitioners in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Massage and Financial planning.

       All of us are here to engage each client in a mutual process of attaining their goals, enhancing their life, deepening  their understanding , broadening their vitality , making positive changes and attaining growth.

Ms.Jo-Anne Murphy Vogel

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager.


       I am a graduate of Academy of the Holy Names and Maria College, Albany, NY. and have worked for Dr. Cervera and his counseling center for 24 years. Previously I served as administrative assistant at the Consultation Center of the Roman Catholic Diocese for five years. I am recently retired from  the City School District of Albany as a secretary in the office of the Superintendent of Schools. My life has been devoted, as well, to raising four children and I am the proud grandmother of ten.

     The atmosphere at our counseling center is welcoming, caring, and provides a confidential venue where trained, educated, and credentialed professionals can assist those seeking support and guidance. Our counselors are committed to meeting the needs of diverse people and we strive to individualize appropriate treatment for all.


Wyatt "Doc" Cervera

      Wyatt has been with the practice since he was a 10 week old puppy. He is a certified Therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International. He has also received his Canine Good Citizenship certificate.

      Wyatt will greet you in the waiting room, extend his paw for  a shake and sometimes will roll over for a belly/chest rub. With Dr. Cervera, he will accompany clients into the consultation room. In addition to being emotionally supportive, Wyatt also extends his compassion to residents in nursing homes,  the Hospice Inn and a residential addiction facility.