Coronavirus & Teletherapy

We at Alkira Marriage & Family Therapy take the health and safety of our clients and therapists very seriously.  For this reason, we have made the decision at this time to offer online therapy exclusively.

Read More About Online Therapy Here

If you are a current or future client experiencing financial hardship due to job loss, please let us know and we will make sure you can receive the care that you need.

To schedule a teletherapy appointment, please email or call 315-492-1390.

For existing clients, please contact your therapist with any questions.

Please keep yourself informed on how to keep yourself and your family members safe by visiting this link:



Imagine that you have a caring person to help you talk through your problems, listen and talk to your partner…your child…yourself. This person is compassionate. Knowledgeable. Fair. Specializes in relationships. And knows how to help you when you feel far away from everyone…

Welcome to Alkira Marriage and Family Therapy!

Many of us are plagued by anxiety and by the weight of old hurts and unresolved conflicts. We compare ourselves to others, we begin to feel self doubt and cynicism gnawing around the edges of our daily lives. The stress of the pandemic might push our coping abilities past their breaking point. The advances in technology meant to help us connect to one another in the whirlwind of our society often leave us ultimately more disconnected and distanced from the people in our lives, or craving the next message. And we are so very much more reliant on technology right now for connection.

Sometimes communication breaks down in our closest relationships, and partnerships stagnate–passion flags, our interest wavers. Grief and exhaustion creep in, and it can feel as if we no longer have any space for ourselves. And quite literally, with ‘stay home’ requirements for many of us, we don’t have space for our selves. Sometimes these feelings point to an acute cause, and other times we cannot pinpoint the source. Our ability to be present in the moment, our performance in our careers and chosen roles, our self esteem, and our relationships can suffer as a result.  We feel stuck- blocked off from our inner selves and others.

ALKIRA is an Australian Aboriginal word for endless sunny skies. Jill founded Alkira with the tenacious belief in the healing powers of warmth and hope, of empowerment through self knowledge, self exploration, relationship respect and improved communication.

Jill and the Alkira team have been working with couples, children, individuals and families for over 25 years in a variety of settings, bringing them into contact with people from all walks of life who are living and coping with a wide array of issues.

The therapists and staff of Alkira have professional and personal experiences in their lives that ensure the knowledge you need and the understanding you deserve. At Alkira, we are committed to helping you grow through whatever challenges you are facing. We know people change. We do not give up.

Together we will work as a team, pooling our considerable resources, to empower you to change your life while offering you scientifically-based approaches and unflagging hope. Contact us today to reclaim your opportunities for joy, harmony, and passion in your life and your relationships!

What You Can Expect

After a brief email exchange or phone conversation, your concerns and needs will be shared with Jill, and you will be scheduled with the right therapist for you. We offer video, telephone, text, and email therapy to be available when you can are. Please inquire for more information about these modalities. You will complete brief paperwork online prior to the appointment and then meet with your therapist. Our first session is a time for us to get to know each other, identify your concerns and goals, and explore various areas of you, your relationship, and/or your child’s life. At the completion of the assessment you will be rescheduled to begin treatment. We have creative online options for play/child sessions, which are typically 30 minutes, and traditional sessions with couples, adolescents and adults are typically 45-50 minutes.

Getting married/In a committed relationship?

Meet with a relationship therapist to understand good communication, managing tough topics like sex, money, kids and family, and learn more about yourself and each other. This can be a wonderful time to explore your relationship and your self in more depth and discover the strengths you didn’t know you had, as well as work on areas that are more problematic because of higher stress and less opportunity to escape. Previous attendees have said “I can’t believe how much I learned about myself and my fiance” and “We improved our communication so much!”
Daytime and evenings available. The two of you will meet privately with your therapist, complete a thorough on-line assessment tool and prepare for your future! Call or email to sign up today!