Act Smart New York


Curriculum Vita

Don Sheeley, MD, ABIM, ABEM, ASAM

120 West Avenue, #203

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

phone 518 813 8971

fax 518 444 0854

State Licenses:  New York, 1982-Present, Active

Current Practice: 

MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment)  for Addiction, and 

ACT Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy                     

Part-time Work in the Emergency Dept at Saratoga Hospital, Psychiatric Area

Past Hospital Affiliations:   1981-82  Rhode Island Hospital, First Attending for 1st Medical Service

1982-2008  Glens Falls Hospital, Emergency Physician 

Medical Director of GFH E.D.  1990-1998


Don Sheeley, MD, PLLC, dba ACT Smart New York in Saratoga County, NY

Employed Part-Time by Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs, NY 

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction

     35 years experience in Emergency Medicine, 

                 with special interest in psych

          1982-2008.  Emergency Physician, Glens Falls Hospital

                1990-1998. Medical Director of the ED, GFH

          2009-Present.  Emergency Physician, Saratoga Hospital

                 Focusing in the Psychiatric Crisis Area

     Member of ASAM, the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine

     University of Rochester School of Medicine, MD in 1978

           500 hours of Psych training in Medical School 

     Internal Medicine Residency, Rhode Island Hospital 1978-1981

     Teaching Attending for 1st Medical Service, RIH, 1981-1982

     Milton Hamolsky, MD, Teaching Award, 1982

     Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 1982, Permanent

     Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, 1988,1998, 2008, 2018

SMART Recovery Activities 2010-Present

     Facilitator, ACT SMART Saratoga. 2010-Present, Tuesday Evenings

     Contributor to SMART Blog and Email Commentary Listserve

     Creator of SMART Video. “For The Courts”, a 9 minute video presenting

          the legal requirement to offer non-religious options to offenders

     Audio Editor and Commentator for SMART Podcasts, 2011-2016

     Joseph Gerstein, MD, Award 2017

for Exemplary Service to SMART Recovery, 2017,

the highest award that SMART conveys annually.  


Proficiency in ACT,

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

     Current Outpatient Practice for Addiction and ACT Psychotherapy

          in Saratoga Springs, NY

     Active usage of ACT in the Emergency Department

     ACT Workshops Attended

          Steven Hayes PhD, Kirk Strosahl PhD, and Kelly Wilson PhD, ACT Bootcamp

          John Forsyth PhD, ACT for Anxiety

          Jason Luoma PhD, ACT for Shame and Compassion

          Dennis Tirch PhD,  Compassion Focused Therapy

          Matthew Villatte PhD, Relational Frame Theory and Metaphors

      Additional Training:

ACT for Trauma

Russ Harris, MD, a foremost ACT Expert

        ACT for Adolescents

Russ Harris, MD et al


Ricky Greenwald, PhD,

Child Trauma Institute, Northammpton, MA

            EFT for Couples Therapyby

Sue Johnson, PhD


     ACT Conferences (ACBS)

          Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, Minnesota 2014

     Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, Seattle 2016

        Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, Montreal 2018

Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, Dublin 2019


          ACBS, Seattle, June 2016,

Discussant, ACT for Substance Abuse

    ACT for Addictions,

SUNY School of Social Welfare, April 2017 

 (3 Hour Workshop)

          ACT - Intro and Fundamentals,

SUNY School of Social Welfare, November 2018

(3 Hour Workshop)


          PODCAST FOR SMART Recovery, April 2018: MAT

Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction

      Available on SMARTRecovery.ORG


Addiction Treatment and Psychotherapy in Saratoga Springs, NY


Treatment is confidential.  If you choose to share your information, you may request an invoice to send to your insurance company.