Joseph P. Zannoni is the Executive Director of W.N.Y Psychotherapy Services. As an owner since 1988, he works diligently to select private practitioners who are interested in providing high quality, cost effective services utilizing a wide range of treatment modalities for families and individuals in the advancement of emotional health. Our network of providers consists of over twenty independent practitioners with various areas of expertise. Our licensed practitioners include; Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. With diverse backgrounds and specializations we address most patient needs, and provide comprehensive services for children, adults, families and seniors.
Are you suffering from trauma or loss? Do you find that your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors keep you from the life you want? We can help. And fast. Our intensive treatment approach can get the job done in a matter of days, compared to the months or years that hour-per-week therapy takes. Our expert therapists are extensively trained in intensive trauma therapy, featuring the most efficient of the proven-effective trauma healing methods: progressive counting (PC) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). We work with individuals of all ages, including children and teens.
What is it like to be growing up in such complicated times? It is no wonder that so many children are suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression and other challenging behaviors and are in need additional support. Parents and caregivers find themselves in need of assistance to find helpful ways to respond. You are concerned about a child you love who is struggling, and have hope that things can change. I also provide psychotherapy to adults with a variety of mental health issues. There is no need to struggle alone. Let's go forward from here together.
In a world that may often teach us to hide, shutdown, doubt and/or criticize ourselves, it is not unusual to become disconnected, anxious or depressed. I believe we all could use a space to slow down, to turn towards ourselves with kindness. I offer non-judgmental support to people who want to find more acceptance/aliveness in their minds and bodies. Through this partnership, we aim to build your capacity to feel and deal with emotions in kind yet effective ways, and develop a deeper connection to yourself so that you can move through challenges that may arise. In doing so, we can create more room for presence, meaning, and joy.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, Veteran, Video
HIPAA compliant video sessions available. The problem with daily life is that it is so daily. Sometimes life feels like a grind. Sometimes we lack direction. Sometimes life is just painful. You may be experiencing depression, relationship struggles, divorce, separation, infidelity, anger, anxiety, grief from loss, or addiction. Wherever you are, that is the starting line for the rest of your life. That does not mean the rest of your life has to be more of the same. How about a new direction...a new perspective? I may be able to help. The first step is yours. I look forward to your call.
Welcome! Seeking therapy can be a difficult but courageous first step. I commend you for recognizing your struggles and your willingness to seek help along the way. Are you having challenges with your emotional health pre or post pregnancy? Has pregnancy, childbirth, infertility, perinatal loss or parenting brought change, shame, stress, anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy or uncertainty in your life? Is this something your partner is experiencing and you are looking for additional support?
Are you worried that your son or daughter is struggling with anxiety, depression or just coping with daily life? Are you losing hope that your family will ever have peace and be able to get along? Are you concerned your child will not become a successful adult? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I am here help. Things may seem overwhelming, but you are not alone. It is my passion to help youth and families strengthen their relationship to ensure a positive and peaceful family life. I genuinely believe in the power of hope and the strength of the family bond.
Are you currently experiencing a difficult time in your life? Are you feeling as if things will never get better? Perhaps you have felt this way for a long time, not knowing what to do about it. If so, therapy may be the missing component that is needed to get a start. We will work to develop a therapeutic relationship built on trust to get to the root of what is causing pain/conflict to promote healing & growth. I also work w/ individuals who are trying to decide if psychedelics are part of their journey or wish to integrate their experiences.
I am a licensed and seasoned clinical social worker (LCSW-R) in practice for 25+ years, specializing in couples and individual therapy. My academic training was at the University at Buffalo; my post-graduate and continuing education was at The Marriage Counseling Center, where I mentored new therapists and developed a strong word-of-mouth following. Couples work included, but was not limited to, these critical issues: emotionally focused communication, destructive conflict patterns, emotional and physical intimacy, infidelity and trust repair, pre-marital assessment, commitment, and discernment of ultimate relationship habitability.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming unstuck. I believe in a person’s ongoing ability to grow and change. The greatest honor of my life is collaborating with people as they explore their own abilities, and access the strength and resilience needed to make and maintain the changes that are most important to them. My ultimate goal is to support and guide you in feeling more balanced, grounded, and connected with yourself.
Chris knows that you are reading this now because, even though you want to feel better, think better, and do better, you are not sure how. There is no shame in not being able to solve a problem when you are doing the best you can with what you have. In fact, you are showing strength right now by planning how you can get help. We cannot navigate and build our lives if we do not have the right map or the tools we need. Chris is here to help people find the map to their best life and to learn how to use the tools that will help you get there.
I am a master therapist and trainer. I love exploring how people have become distorted from their true nature and lose touch with what matters most to them. The work is to help us all clear the distortions so we can return to who we are: awake, kind, free. I am an EMDR therapist and trainer. I also use a lot of Buddhist Psychology in my work, working to understand the nature of satisfaction/dissatisfaction and the nature of self. I teach/coach meditation as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is about living life fully, from what we truly value rather than being caught up in our minds.
We've all have some type of trauma in our life, whether it be something that affected us for a couple days, or something that we cannot stop thinking about after so many years. A lot of time people underestimate the effects of trauma. Many people have a fear of reaching out for help, a fear of being judged when they voice their feelings to their loved ones. I am here to create a safe and confidential environment for you to process your emotions.
Congratulations for taking this initial step on the path of growth and healing. The counseling services I provide are meant to aid in the psychological, emotional and spiritual growth of adults who are suffering beyond their present ability to cope and who desire to move beyond merely coping, but to living more authentically and wholeheartedly. As a mental health clinician I provide mental health assessment, diagnosis and individual psychotherapy services to those suffering from an array of mental health conditions from chronic stress, anxiety and mood disorder to PTSD or those struggling through an existential crisis.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma informed care. I also specialize in the treatment of women's issues, not limited to infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum depression, anxiety & OCD. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 14 years and have developed trainings in mental heath, treatment and professional authority.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, DevPsy, RPT
I have been working in the field of Mental Health for over 15 years. My experience includes working in outpatient mental health clinics, special education school settings and home-based therapy through NYS Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. I spent the last 13 years in New York City and had the pleasure of being exposed to a wealth of diversity, cultures, languages, ethnicities, religions, etc.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for over 10 years. I specialize in the treatment of adults, couples, and families. I utilize a client-centered, strength-based perspective, which allows me to effectively build clinical rapport and engage with my clients from the initial session. I am able to quickly gain my clients’ trust, enabling them to take those first steps toward self-improvement very quickly. I have great empathy for all of my clients and offer them my knowledge and expertise in helping them to achieve the therapy goals we set together.
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.
Whether expected or unexpected, we all go through changes or transitions in life. Have you gone through a major life change recently? Even though you may be planning and excited for this transition, that doesn't mean stress and anxiety necessarily go away. Now let's add a pandemic to the mix! This past year is a perfect example of an unexpected change that highly impacted many areas of our life. I think it's safe to say we have all had moments of panic, fear, or overwhelming anxiety triggered by COVID-19. Do you find that you are still struggling with these feelings?
Making the choice to seek help can be extremely challenging and anxiety producing. Over the past 30 years, I have been committed and dedicated to helping individuals find positive ways to cope with a variety of stressors. We each experience life a little differently, and something that seems easy to handle for one person may be so difficult for another. Building a relationship is critical along with empowering you to dictate the areas that are most important for your growth and wellness. I strive to develop a nonjudgmental environment to help you best articulate how you are truly feeling.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Amherst are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Amherst then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Amherst, or Child Psychologists in Amherst.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Amherst psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Amherst specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.