Dr. Bashkoff is a caring, knowledgeable, and professional doctor. She helped me so much and I highly recommend her.
I was required by court order to seek counseling through Dr. Bashkoff for custody evaluation. My experience with Dr. Bashkoff was exceptional and found she provided tremendous insight, comfort and useful remediation for our issues. My children and my ex feel more confident with our relationship and each of us are getting along better than ever before. I highly recommend Dr. Bashkoff for family counseling, evaluations and personal individual support. BD
Obviously, the people who complain about their custody of evaluations did not come across as a nurturing and loving parent. My evaluation was a positive experience for me and my children. Dr. Bashkoff was able to connect with my children so they could be heard and their words mattered. She listened carefully and did not judge. I felt comfortable. I was able to get my whole story out. This woman is fair and knows her stuff. If you need someone to do an honest and thorough job, make sure she is assigned to your case.
My experience with Dr. Bashkoff was over a 6 month period. I was Court ordered to take part in an alcohol abuse program and was referred to her by my attorney, I took the recommendation and enrolled in her weekly sessions. During my time and experience with Dr. Bashkoff she was very professional, caring, and useful in my treatment. I did and have not, ever had an actual problem with alcohol I was just court ordered to do so. She recognized that right away and was very helpful in helping explain that to the judge, which ultimately helped me complete the program. I did, however, have a serious anxiety disorder which stemmed from stress induced in my personal life. Dr. Bashkoff was instrumental in helping me work through that anxiety and get me back to feeling myself psychologically. I have read some of the posts on here and I think the poor reviews stem from her blunt, truthful, nature that has worked against some in their court cases. Dr. Bashkoff is very upfront and I have found her to be very correct in all her assessments of my mental condition. She is a professional with a great deal of experience, this speaks to her truthful nature that probably has worked against some in court. If you are seeking somebody to actually help you get back on your feet, psychologically speaking, she is a great choice. If you are somebody that needs a psychologist to alter the truth in order to help your court case, she is not the professional for you. Overall I am very pleased with my time and money spent with her, she's a great psychologist out of the capital region. I highly recommend to anybody suffering from anxiety disorder that is ready to face their fears head on and work through them at the care of a professional.
Beware! RECORD YOUR SESSION WITH THIS PERSON! I sat in shock as she lied and fabricated in court about my session with her. It never occurred to me that a person in the helping field would do something like this. She bragged about herself, dismissed my concerns and then LIED in court about our meeting. Why would anyone believe you over her? I urge you -- PROTECT YOURSELF -- RECORD YOUR SESSION WITH THIS LIAR! Do not let this cancer affect child custody in your family!
THIS WOMAN IS A MONSTER!! SHE'S THE REASON MY RAPIST GOT OFF INNOCENT! SHE WAS A WITTNESS ON HIS BEHALF CONVINCING EVERYONE THAT I, A TEEN GIRL, WOULD MAKE UP SUCH A HORRIFIC STORY! I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL
This woman did what she wanted not what the court ordered she made my children so uncomfortable she was so rude and when she was called out that she was not doing what she was orderd from the court she says your confrontaitional and diagnosed a family member having a serious mental issue seeing him only 3times we were told she would not come to coury ti testify but comes cause she is getting paid like crazy money dont waist your time and if court ordered ask for someone else
If I could give zero stars, I would. Absolutely do NOT waste your money on this egomaniacal charlatan! Please please do your research before you choose a Dr. that has your life and the life of your children in his or her hands. She is confrontational, rude, and condescending. Like other posters have said she opened mail, ate and did other things while I was in the office with her. For a psychologist she is clueless...she wrote a report in which she contradicted herself and made horrendous misjudgments. I implore you....run in the other direction!!!!
When you are court ordered to see Dr. Bashkoff it is important to remember that she has her own agenda. She makes her money by charging $650. per person for a "psychological" evaluation and between $3,000 and $5,000. to testify. This evaluation is based on approximately 30- 90 minutes of time she will spend with each person asking very specific questions. She will then write a report on HER opinion of you and your situation. Dr. Bashkoff does not perform this service because she is compassionate or cares about you or your family. She makes her very good living reporting to the court system what she chooses. It would not serve her well to always tell the truth. If she has a relationship, working or otherwise, with an attorney, judge etc. it benefits her to flavor her report to assist them. Otherwise, she would lose business. Her behavior during these sessions is very confrontational and regardless of her bias or unethical behavior she is protected by the court system and cannot be held accountable. I believe that Dr. Bashkoff has convinced many people that she is an authority on many topics however, she is clearly a very sad individual with an education.
Dr. Bashkoff is compassionate and caring. She will work with you at your pace. She is accessible day and night if there is a need. The experience is wonderful. I recommend her highly