All of our counseling staff are either licensed in mental health counseling or social work, or are supervised by a licensed provider. We all specialize in tele-mental health services.
NOTE: New providers may not be listed yet as our team continues to grow
Timothy Crumley, LMHC, BC-TMH, CEO and Psychotherapist
Timothy is the CEO of CommonSense Mental Health, as well as a psychotherapist and licensed mental health counselor specializing in substance use-related issues, gender and sexuality development and issues related to general anxiety and depression. He is a Rogerian and Client-Centered therapist and one of his core beliefs is that most distress is related to living a life that may not be yours.
One of the main goals of therapy is to identify your path and true goals, and to begin taking steps toward your ideal self. Timothy also believes this process can often be best accomplished online and through secure forms of digital communication (including text and video-based services).
In his spare time Timothy has also managed a substance abuse rehabilitation facility in Albany, New York, as well as served as a psychotherapist at a private practice and on other online platforms. He is an avid cyclist and runner.
Issues facing the LGBTQ+ community
Years of Experience: 5
Meagan Rivenburgh, MHC, CASAC, Psychotherapist
Meagan is a mental health and addictions counselor who, in addition to providing psychotherapy, assists our practice with community outreach, collaboration, and training. Meagan strongly believes the interaction of personal identity, family, community, and career can lead to challenges in multiple life-areas when one aspect becomes particularly stressful. Meagan enjoys assisting individuals and families to identify those aspects of self that have already proven to be successful for each of us, and to discover new ways to apply these to challenging patterns that may no longer be as effective for our goals. Meagan takes a client-centered, integrated approach that often emphasizes psychodynamic and family-systems theories.
Having lived and worked in various parts of the United States, she currently resides in the Albany, New York area. Through her experience personally and professionally, she knows first-hand the challenges of developing and maintaining an alliance in counseling when life and work get in the way and strongly believes in flexibility and accessibility. Having worked with multiple age groups in multiple treatment settings, she has developed a passion for aiding individuals and families with identifying and obtaining personalized supports, services, and resources to increase enjoyment and fulfillment. Meagan believes that counseling can provide an avenue of self-discovery that goes beyond the alleviation of symptoms providing pathways to thrive.
In addition to Meagan’s work with our practice, she enjoys working with other helping professionals to build upon their own strengths in their work and personal lives. In her spare time Meagan enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends, family, and two very cool miniature schnauzers.
Chronic Illness and Pain
Family of Origin
Year of Experience: 16
Paula Carciu, LMHC, Psychotherapist
Paula is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in substance abuse, co-occurring mental health diagnoses and coordination of client services. Her clinical experience includes treating individuals recovering from substance use disorders and mood disorders. Her theoretical orientation includes focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques with an emphasis on solution-focused approaches. In addition to part-time counseling services, Paula currently practices as the Clinical Supervisor of an intensive residential substance abuse program in Albany, NY.
Paula believes client-centered and solution-focused approaches allow individuals to begin to feel empowered to regain control of their lives. Individualized therapy can serve as an individual’s safe platform to understand any level of personal discomfort and work towards a life of greater fulfillment. Having treated various age groups, she believes optimal fulfillment occurs when an individual is able to freely and authentically express their true selves. Additionally, she believes in the importance of practicing self-care and introspection processes on a regular basis. In her spare time, Paula enjoys hiking, playing with her dog Luna, spending time with friends, family, attending live concerts and reading poetry.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Years of Experience: 3