Steven B. Sandler, M.D.


Dr. Sandler is Professor of Psychiatry at Albany Medical Center in upstate New York, where he specializes in the field of individual psychotherapy. For the past twenty-five years, he has been practicing and teaching an approach called Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.


Dr. Sandler received his M.D. degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, and completed residencies at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse (pediatrics) and Albany (psychiatry). He has been practicing psychiatry since 1990, specializing in Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP). He is certified by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) as a teacher and supervisor. To learn more about Dr. Sandler's practice, and about STDP, visit the FAQ Page.


Dr. Sandler's first career was as a teacher in small, independent schools, and he has always been interested in the education of young children. In 1995, he became a founding parent of Bethlehem Children’s School in Slingerlands, New York (near Albany).



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