Therapists in Amherst, NY

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Madison Thie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226
Starting this journey can be scary. Seeking mental health services for you, or your child, may feel overwhelming and anxiety provoking. However, I want to commend you for taking the first step towards change and healing. In my practice, I work with individuals from early childhood to adulthood. My areas of specialty are complex trauma, anxiety, behavioral issues and depression.
Starting this journey can be scary. Seeking mental health services for you, or your child, may feel overwhelming and anxiety provoking. However, I want to commend you for taking the first step towards change and healing. In my practice, I work with individuals from early childhood to adulthood. My areas of specialty are complex trauma, anxiety, behavioral issues and depression.
(716) 340-4029 View (716) 340-4029
Photo of Kimberly L. S. Silla, Psychologist in Amherst, NY
Kimberly L. S. Silla
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14226  (Online Only)
Do you wonder if you'll ever be happy again? Do your thoughts race? Do you struggle to find meaningful relationships? If you're stuck, I can help. I am a licensed psychologist trained to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Therapy can be a difficult journey for many, which is why I am committed to creating a safe environment where you can speak and heal without fear. When you work with me, you will learn coping skills to help you navigate life's challenges. You will also become empowered as you unapologetically develop your relationship with your self.
Do you wonder if you'll ever be happy again? Do your thoughts race? Do you struggle to find meaningful relationships? If you're stuck, I can help. I am a licensed psychologist trained to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Therapy can be a difficult journey for many, which is why I am committed to creating a safe environment where you can speak and heal without fear. When you work with me, you will learn coping skills to help you navigate life's challenges. You will also become empowered as you unapologetically develop your relationship with your self.
(716) 698-7097 View (716) 698-7097
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Mindi Lobuzzetta
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228  (Online Only)
Do you feel as though life has been full of struggles? Have you had experience with situations that are preventing you from staying on your desired life path? Did you experience a loss or something stressful that you just can’t seem to move past? Sometimes what brings us to counseling isn’t the only thing we need help with. Stress and unaddressed difficult situations can create a perfect storm for maladaptive coping skills and uncontrollable and uncomfortable emotions. Mindi can teach you skills, strategies and tools to better deal with your problems. Therapy is a way to feel empowered to take hold of all that life throws your way.
Do you feel as though life has been full of struggles? Have you had experience with situations that are preventing you from staying on your desired life path? Did you experience a loss or something stressful that you just can’t seem to move past? Sometimes what brings us to counseling isn’t the only thing we need help with. Stress and unaddressed difficult situations can create a perfect storm for maladaptive coping skills and uncontrollable and uncomfortable emotions. Mindi can teach you skills, strategies and tools to better deal with your problems. Therapy is a way to feel empowered to take hold of all that life throws your way.
(716) 517-4014 View (716) 517-4014
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Mary Beth Petersen-Cleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228
I believe any healing process involves the whole person. For over 25 years I have been practicing as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist, working with all age groups as individuals, couples, and families, to improve their mental and emotional well-being. I am also passionate about physical health, and have extensive personal experience and knowledge related to the mind-body connection. I take an integrative and holistic perspective that includes, mind, body, spirit, and community, with a consistent focus on balance and universal needs.
I believe any healing process involves the whole person. For over 25 years I have been practicing as a Social Worker and Psychotherapist, working with all age groups as individuals, couples, and families, to improve their mental and emotional well-being. I am also passionate about physical health, and have extensive personal experience and knowledge related to the mind-body connection. I take an integrative and holistic perspective that includes, mind, body, spirit, and community, with a consistent focus on balance and universal needs.
(716) 803-6135 View (716) 803-6135
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Kimberly A Hilliker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
Experiences and circumstances have a way of changing how we perceive and understand the world around us. They alter the way we act or behave, the way we think, and the way we respond to different events or challenges that may occur in life. When we take the time to explore how we act, think, and feel we can access new parts of ourselves and gain understanding of how we interact with others in our life. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; and embrace who you are.”
Experiences and circumstances have a way of changing how we perceive and understand the world around us. They alter the way we act or behave, the way we think, and the way we respond to different events or challenges that may occur in life. When we take the time to explore how we act, think, and feel we can access new parts of ourselves and gain understanding of how we interact with others in our life. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; and embrace who you are.”
(716) 281-5435 x101 View (716) 281-5435 x101
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Andrea Marie Maciejewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226
Life never seems to go how we hope or expect. Sometimes we need someone to hear us and help guide us to where we need or want to be. My job is to listen to you. I can help create goals, work through some issues, or discover why you have a behavior pattern. I specialize in couples therapy, those tough times during a divorce, or rebuilding your life after a divorce.
Life never seems to go how we hope or expect. Sometimes we need someone to hear us and help guide us to where we need or want to be. My job is to listen to you. I can help create goals, work through some issues, or discover why you have a behavior pattern. I specialize in couples therapy, those tough times during a divorce, or rebuilding your life after a divorce.
(716) 300-6975 View (716) 300-6975
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Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Diebold
Licensed Master Social Worker, DSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228
NOT Currently Accepting New Clients. Are you feeling stuck or unable to move on from events that happened in your past? Do you feel like you keep repeating the same cycles over and over again? I have worked with many clients from diverse backgrounds to move froward from past traumas and to find peace. I serve as a guide to help clients navigate their own unique road to healing and truth through the use of EMDR, an evidence based intervention for trauma. I am a licensed social worker with over 15 years of human service experience and I have a doctorate degree in social work. I also use humor and laughter to bring joy to our sessions.
NOT Currently Accepting New Clients. Are you feeling stuck or unable to move on from events that happened in your past? Do you feel like you keep repeating the same cycles over and over again? I have worked with many clients from diverse backgrounds to move froward from past traumas and to find peace. I serve as a guide to help clients navigate their own unique road to healing and truth through the use of EMDR, an evidence based intervention for trauma. I am a licensed social worker with over 15 years of human service experience and I have a doctorate degree in social work. I also use humor and laughter to bring joy to our sessions.
(716) 321-5392 x101 View (716) 321-5392 x101
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Rebecca Ben-Merre
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226
If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed, therapy can help. Healing often begins as soon as we feel truly heard. I provide a safe and welcoming environment that will allow you to express yourself honestly, gain insight into your behavior, and develop the skills you need to face life's challenges. No matter what you are going through, I am here to offer support, compassion, and acceptance.
If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed, therapy can help. Healing often begins as soon as we feel truly heard. I provide a safe and welcoming environment that will allow you to express yourself honestly, gain insight into your behavior, and develop the skills you need to face life's challenges. No matter what you are going through, I am here to offer support, compassion, and acceptance.
(716) 333-7452 View (716) 333-7452
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Tara Benson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14226
Waitlist for new clients
Being a parent has its own set of challenges; when you add your child’s behavioral, and or emotional challenges on top, it can become overwhelming for both your family, and your child. It is ok to feel overwhelmed and at the brink of exhaustion. I get this and is here to assist your child, and family work through these challenges; by helping to strengthen your child’s overall well-being.
Being a parent has its own set of challenges; when you add your child’s behavioral, and or emotional challenges on top, it can become overwhelming for both your family, and your child. It is ok to feel overwhelmed and at the brink of exhaustion. I get this and is here to assist your child, and family work through these challenges; by helping to strengthen your child’s overall well-being.
(716) 317-1564 View (716) 317-1564
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Daryl Krakowiak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCMC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
I believe each individual is unique and has the strength to create positive change through life's challenges, whether you are in a crisis, stressed, seeking better self understanding, or suffer from mental illness. I work with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, sexuality, and life transitions. I will empower you in achieving your personal goals by exploring certain aspects of your life in our non judgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship.
I believe each individual is unique and has the strength to create positive change through life's challenges, whether you are in a crisis, stressed, seeking better self understanding, or suffer from mental illness. I work with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, sexuality, and life transitions. I will empower you in achieving your personal goals by exploring certain aspects of your life in our non judgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship.
(716) 462-5318 x107 View (716) 462-5318 x107
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Paula J Ruefli-Spears
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MFT
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14226
Waitlist for new clients
Attollo Counseling Services was born from a passion for promoting satisfying relationships, healthy families, meaningful marriages, and strong resilient individuals as they pursue their hopes, dreams, and happiness. While we all want these things, nothing is guaranteed except life will present challenges to take us off-course. Whether you are going through a major life adjustment, experiencing grief/loss, struggling to decide what steps to take towards your future, experiencing relationship challenges, or embarking on a new journey in life; you don't have to do it alone. We believe in compassion, collaboration, and creativity.
Attollo Counseling Services was born from a passion for promoting satisfying relationships, healthy families, meaningful marriages, and strong resilient individuals as they pursue their hopes, dreams, and happiness. While we all want these things, nothing is guaranteed except life will present challenges to take us off-course. Whether you are going through a major life adjustment, experiencing grief/loss, struggling to decide what steps to take towards your future, experiencing relationship challenges, or embarking on a new journey in life; you don't have to do it alone. We believe in compassion, collaboration, and creativity.
(716) 226-5130 View (716) 226-5130
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Carrie Rich Lcsw-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14221
Does your life feel like an obstacle course with no end in sight? Sometimes we are thrown into the thick of things and get lost, lost in our thoughts, our feelings and our life experiences. Therapy is a process that allows you the freedom to reawaken, rediscover and reconnect. Together, we can create a personal path of empowerment, healing and emotional wellness in your life. I am a strength-based therapist who will support and guide you as we explore the challenges you face on your journey.
Does your life feel like an obstacle course with no end in sight? Sometimes we are thrown into the thick of things and get lost, lost in our thoughts, our feelings and our life experiences. Therapy is a process that allows you the freedom to reawaken, rediscover and reconnect. Together, we can create a personal path of empowerment, healing and emotional wellness in your life. I am a strength-based therapist who will support and guide you as we explore the challenges you face on your journey.
(716) 215-2609 View (716) 215-2609
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Rene A Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226
Hello - I have been practicing relationship therapy since 1999 and opened my practice in 2001. In my years of working with couples and individuals, I have learned that change is possible even when it seems hopeless. I understand the courage it takes to share your personal life with a stranger. I am honored to assist couples and individuals who are struggling with relationship issues, sexual concerns, sexual identity and chronic illness. My goal is to assist client(s) in attaining their goals in a healthy way. I invite you to browse my web site: www.couplescounseling.biz
Hello - I have been practicing relationship therapy since 1999 and opened my practice in 2001. In my years of working with couples and individuals, I have learned that change is possible even when it seems hopeless. I understand the courage it takes to share your personal life with a stranger. I am honored to assist couples and individuals who are struggling with relationship issues, sexual concerns, sexual identity and chronic illness. My goal is to assist client(s) in attaining their goals in a healthy way. I invite you to browse my web site: www.couplescounseling.biz
(716) 703-8969 View (716) 703-8969
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Chelsea Quarshie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14226
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings! We are entrusted with a mind, body, and soul to take care of, and at times this can be challenging. As a mental health therapist with a background in dance, I approach therapy holistically and compassionately. I recognize how hurt and trauma from the past, and concerns about the future can negatively impact the here and now.
Greetings! We are entrusted with a mind, body, and soul to take care of, and at times this can be challenging. As a mental health therapist with a background in dance, I approach therapy holistically and compassionately. I recognize how hurt and trauma from the past, and concerns about the future can negatively impact the here and now.
(716) 575-2515 View (716) 575-2515
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Shaun Crimmins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to overcome your past? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and disconnected in your every day life? Do you find yourself engaging in repetitive patterns yet unsure of how to change? Whether you struggle with managing your emotions or your behaviors, people have an incredible ability to rise above their challenges and achieve healing and connection with the life they want. I believe in the transformational ability of therapy to overcome past events and current obstacles in ourselves and in our life to find new strength, resolve and meaning. Please check your spam folder for email responses.
Are you struggling to overcome your past? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and disconnected in your every day life? Do you find yourself engaging in repetitive patterns yet unsure of how to change? Whether you struggle with managing your emotions or your behaviors, people have an incredible ability to rise above their challenges and achieve healing and connection with the life they want. I believe in the transformational ability of therapy to overcome past events and current obstacles in ourselves and in our life to find new strength, resolve and meaning. Please check your spam folder for email responses.
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Photo of Valerie F Joyal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Amherst, NY
Valerie F Joyal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people who are motivated to build an understanding of the root cause of their concerns and want to learn how to make changes to improve the quality of their lives. The people I work with are often struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma that has caused them to be unsatisfied with their relationships, their environment, or themselves. My clients often need to develop self-compassion, confidence, and healthy boundaries to reach their goal of a life filled with pleasure and purpose.
I enjoy working with people who are motivated to build an understanding of the root cause of their concerns and want to learn how to make changes to improve the quality of their lives. The people I work with are often struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma that has caused them to be unsatisfied with their relationships, their environment, or themselves. My clients often need to develop self-compassion, confidence, and healthy boundaries to reach their goal of a life filled with pleasure and purpose.
(716) 687-0524 View (716) 687-0524
Photo of Krystina Kasprzyk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Amherst, NY
Krystina Kasprzyk
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed with all of the changes happening in your daily life? Have you been disconnected from supports and activities that previously helped you manage stress? Have you been struggling to process all of the events happening in the world today? I am dedicated to teaching you how to implement effective skills in order to decrease anxiety, depression, and overall life stress. We will work together to address the challenges that you may be facing for the very first time. We can work to improve your self esteem and self confidence in order to accomplish your goals and dreams.
Do you feel overwhelmed with all of the changes happening in your daily life? Have you been disconnected from supports and activities that previously helped you manage stress? Have you been struggling to process all of the events happening in the world today? I am dedicated to teaching you how to implement effective skills in order to decrease anxiety, depression, and overall life stress. We will work together to address the challenges that you may be facing for the very first time. We can work to improve your self esteem and self confidence in order to accomplish your goals and dreams.
(716) 219-2462 View (716) 219-2462
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Roy Golia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14221
We are all resilient people that are amazing at adapting and changing with our environments. When those places are unstable, unsafe or inconsistent, we figure out ways to survive. These patterns or beliefs can soothe us, keep us in control or help us to express ourselves. However for many of us, they can also become a burden and themselves a source of suffering. A complicated mix of discomfort as well as serving a meaningful function. No wonder it’s so hard to make changes, even when we have every good reason to. Taking on these patterns may seem overwhelming, however we can begin anywhere and set goals that makes sense for you.
We are all resilient people that are amazing at adapting and changing with our environments. When those places are unstable, unsafe or inconsistent, we figure out ways to survive. These patterns or beliefs can soothe us, keep us in control or help us to express ourselves. However for many of us, they can also become a burden and themselves a source of suffering. A complicated mix of discomfort as well as serving a meaningful function. No wonder it’s so hard to make changes, even when we have every good reason to. Taking on these patterns may seem overwhelming, however we can begin anywhere and set goals that makes sense for you.
(716) 249-4063 View (716) 249-4063
Photo of Amanda R. Radley in Amherst, NY
Amanda R. Radley
LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
Perhaps you are going through a transition or tying to cope with hard things that have happened. You have tried everything you can think of to try to feel better and it is just not working. Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling Stuck? Is your mind racing? Are you living life with intention or just going through the motions? Well, if you have experienced any of these thoughts you may be saying that "something has to change" and are looking for healthier ways to cope.
Perhaps you are going through a transition or tying to cope with hard things that have happened. You have tried everything you can think of to try to feel better and it is just not working. Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling Stuck? Is your mind racing? Are you living life with intention or just going through the motions? Well, if you have experienced any of these thoughts you may be saying that "something has to change" and are looking for healthier ways to cope.
(716) 219-3091 View (716) 219-3091
Photo of Michaela Wilber, Counselor in Amherst, NY
Michaela Wilber
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14228
It’s never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. You can start whenever you want. You can make the best of things or the worst of things. You can live a life that you are proud of and if not, there is help to start over. You just need to take the first step.
It’s never too late or too early to be whoever you want to be. You can start whenever you want. You can make the best of things or the worst of things. You can live a life that you are proud of and if not, there is help to start over. You just need to take the first step.
(716) 356-3271 View (716) 356-3271

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Number of Therapists in Amherst, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Amherst, NY who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
76% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Independent Health
59% Highmark BCBS of Western New York
57% Aetna

How Therapists in Amherst, NY see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Amherst?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.