Therapists in Buffalo, NY

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Maggie Hersee
LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14226
Hello! My name is Maggie. I work with adults experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, financial hardship, domestic violence, and relationship issues. I also work with children and adolescents experiencing a variety of problems including anger, emotional dysregulation, social issues, relationship struggles, and low self esteem.
Hello! My name is Maggie. I work with adults experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, financial hardship, domestic violence, and relationship issues. I also work with children and adolescents experiencing a variety of problems including anger, emotional dysregulation, social issues, relationship struggles, and low self esteem.
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Photo of Kenisha Velez-Lopez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Kenisha Velez-Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14202
Not accepting new clients
Trauma doesn’t just impact the way we feel and think, sometimes it has a way of embedding itself deep in our bones. You see, we often carry it with us- even when we’ve gotten so good at hiding the hurt and ignoring our pain. The things we go through have the potential to change the way we see ourselves and the way we see the world around us. You’ve been carrying this weight for so long and you continue to show up. You’re here now and I can see how much you want to begin this journey of healing in spite of the fear and worry you may have. I know it isn’t easy! You have already come so far.
Trauma doesn’t just impact the way we feel and think, sometimes it has a way of embedding itself deep in our bones. You see, we often carry it with us- even when we’ve gotten so good at hiding the hurt and ignoring our pain. The things we go through have the potential to change the way we see ourselves and the way we see the world around us. You’ve been carrying this weight for so long and you continue to show up. You’re here now and I can see how much you want to begin this journey of healing in spite of the fear and worry you may have. I know it isn’t easy! You have already come so far.
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Photo of Leah M Eagan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Leah M Eagan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14222
Relationships are complicated. People often find themselves knowing that they want to be happier without knowing how or where to begin. I invite you to discover what is possible. I work with couples addressing issues including conflict resolution, communication challenges, betrayal, and intimacy issues. I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management and self esteem. I have a client-centered approach that puts emphasis on empowering people to address patterns of behavior that may be outdated, ineffective or unhealthy.
Relationships are complicated. People often find themselves knowing that they want to be happier without knowing how or where to begin. I invite you to discover what is possible. I work with couples addressing issues including conflict resolution, communication challenges, betrayal, and intimacy issues. I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management and self esteem. I have a client-centered approach that puts emphasis on empowering people to address patterns of behavior that may be outdated, ineffective or unhealthy.
(716) 714-0394 View (716) 714-0394
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Joy Rock
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14203  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I offer talk therapy via virtual sessions. Those that I work with are invested in making lasting changes to their emotional health. I work with clients to identify roadblocks and develop a plan for planting small seeds of change. I provide tools and practical solutions to manage daily symptoms. A typical session consists of delving into daily stressors, past challenges as well as coping mechanisms. My clients start to see positive changes to their emotional health within 6 months.
Welcome! I offer talk therapy via virtual sessions. Those that I work with are invested in making lasting changes to their emotional health. I work with clients to identify roadblocks and develop a plan for planting small seeds of change. I provide tools and practical solutions to manage daily symptoms. A typical session consists of delving into daily stressors, past challenges as well as coping mechanisms. My clients start to see positive changes to their emotional health within 6 months.
(716) 526-6916 View (716) 526-6916
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Maria Ng
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14226  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have seen a variety of clients from different backgrounds and presenting problems. I have the most experience working with clients with Depression, Anxiety, coping with life changes, Bipolar disorder, and clients who are struggling with inter-generational issues. I am also multi-culturally competent and an LGBTQ+ ally. I have worked with a number of clients who are 1st/2nd generation Americans or immigrants, struggling with issues related to settling in a new country. I will do my best to tailor a treatment plan to your needs and personality.
I have seen a variety of clients from different backgrounds and presenting problems. I have the most experience working with clients with Depression, Anxiety, coping with life changes, Bipolar disorder, and clients who are struggling with inter-generational issues. I am also multi-culturally competent and an LGBTQ+ ally. I have worked with a number of clients who are 1st/2nd generation Americans or immigrants, struggling with issues related to settling in a new country. I will do my best to tailor a treatment plan to your needs and personality.
(716) 466-9578 View (716) 466-9578
Photo of Alexandrea Doran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Alexandrea Doran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14226
Not accepting new clients
At this very moment, you are enough. Despite this truth, one of the biggest challenges we face as humans is finding the place within ourselves where we can feel enough. We deserve to feel enough; whether that means feeling whole within yourself and your body or sufficient in your relationships. We spend years of our lives searching for that feeling and yet it is something we already have. If we continue to allow our negative thought patterns and emotions to impact our daily lives, then the reality of healing becomes less visible.
At this very moment, you are enough. Despite this truth, one of the biggest challenges we face as humans is finding the place within ourselves where we can feel enough. We deserve to feel enough; whether that means feeling whole within yourself and your body or sufficient in your relationships. We spend years of our lives searching for that feeling and yet it is something we already have. If we continue to allow our negative thought patterns and emotions to impact our daily lives, then the reality of healing becomes less visible.
(716) 281-5783 View (716) 281-5783
Photo of Dr. Jessica Bonczar, Pre-Licensed Professional in Buffalo, NY
Dr. Jessica Bonczar
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14214
My mission is to support and empower individuals and families through difficult times. My experience and focus for the last 6 years has been with parents, children, and adolescents addressing a variety of issues including behavioral difficulties at home, school or in the community; academic difficulties; relationship difficulties with peers, siblings or other family members; grief and loss, and marital & inter-parental difficulties.
My mission is to support and empower individuals and families through difficult times. My experience and focus for the last 6 years has been with parents, children, and adolescents addressing a variety of issues including behavioral difficulties at home, school or in the community; academic difficulties; relationship difficulties with peers, siblings or other family members; grief and loss, and marital & inter-parental difficulties.
(716) 708-4716 View (716) 708-4716
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Dayatra Amber Hassan
MS, MHC, CHW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14209  (Online Only)
Suffer from Depression, Anxiety, or other stressors? our wellness depends on the balance between the mind, body and spirit. We are functioning through life's demands on automatic pilot without addressing the imbalance we feel in our daily lives. Stress is the leading cause of disease and early death and managing stress is a huge challenge in our society full of nonstop blizzard of "things to do". Take charge of your life by prioritizing your own health and wellbeing; exercise, eat better, and be kind to yourself. Invest in your own healing so that you can improve your quality of life and extend the time you have with loved ones.
Suffer from Depression, Anxiety, or other stressors? our wellness depends on the balance between the mind, body and spirit. We are functioning through life's demands on automatic pilot without addressing the imbalance we feel in our daily lives. Stress is the leading cause of disease and early death and managing stress is a huge challenge in our society full of nonstop blizzard of "things to do". Take charge of your life by prioritizing your own health and wellbeing; exercise, eat better, and be kind to yourself. Invest in your own healing so that you can improve your quality of life and extend the time you have with loved ones.
(716) 271-5532 View (716) 271-5532
Photo of Mary Ellen Rubin, Psychologist in Buffalo, NY
Mary Ellen Rubin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14221
In 1977 I earned my Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana university, located in Bloomington Indiana. In addition, I am a licensed psychologist in New York state. I have been practicing for over 45 years treating children, adolescents and adults.
In 1977 I earned my Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana university, located in Bloomington Indiana. In addition, I am a licensed psychologist in New York state. I have been practicing for over 45 years treating children, adolescents and adults.
(716) 592-6553 View (716) 592-6553
Photo of Jessica Al Kadi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Jessica Al Kadi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14228  (Online Only)
As human beings, we find ourselves in "the comfortable and familiar," and sometimes those are not effective in our lives. I believe that regardless of our differences, environments, cultures and trauma histories, we all have the same core needs; safety, belonging, love, validation, attunement and healthy attachments. With attuning to clients and experiencing my own healing journey, I am in awe of the human experience people's resilience. You already know how to cope and survive. If you want transformation and transcendence, join me and let's get to the root of the suffering.
As human beings, we find ourselves in "the comfortable and familiar," and sometimes those are not effective in our lives. I believe that regardless of our differences, environments, cultures and trauma histories, we all have the same core needs; safety, belonging, love, validation, attunement and healthy attachments. With attuning to clients and experiencing my own healing journey, I am in awe of the human experience people's resilience. You already know how to cope and survive. If you want transformation and transcendence, join me and let's get to the root of the suffering.
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Ting Lee
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14214
Therapy is the gentle, intricate process of restoring parts of yourself that you are struggling with. While we do not get to choose how our life experiences or suffering affects us, we have the power to overcome and grow - even when we least expect it. If you have been struggling to feel like yourself and perhaps identify with hopelessness, anxiousness and preferring to isolate, there is a way through these difficult symptoms. I offer interventions to teens, adults and families seeking guidance to improve emotional, mental and behavioral aspects of their lives.
Therapy is the gentle, intricate process of restoring parts of yourself that you are struggling with. While we do not get to choose how our life experiences or suffering affects us, we have the power to overcome and grow - even when we least expect it. If you have been struggling to feel like yourself and perhaps identify with hopelessness, anxiousness and preferring to isolate, there is a way through these difficult symptoms. I offer interventions to teens, adults and families seeking guidance to improve emotional, mental and behavioral aspects of their lives.
(716) 257-4351 View (716) 257-4351
Photo of Meghan Lynch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Meghan Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14228
Meg believes wholeheartedly that therapy is not just a profession but a profound tool for people to grow, develop, and heal. Meg’s knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows her to work collaboratively with clients to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be hindering their personal growth. Additionally, her understanding of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) equips her to assist clients in regulating their emotions, enhancing interpersonal skills, and achieving emotional balance.
Meg believes wholeheartedly that therapy is not just a profession but a profound tool for people to grow, develop, and heal. Meg’s knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows her to work collaboratively with clients to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be hindering their personal growth. Additionally, her understanding of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) equips her to assist clients in regulating their emotions, enhancing interpersonal skills, and achieving emotional balance.
(716) 351-5973 x118 View (716) 351-5973 x118
Photo of Lauren Petrocelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Lauren Petrocelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14213  (Online Only)
I believe most people experience mental health needs at some point. We all come from different walks of life and in some cultures getting help is frowned upon. My goal is to support and advocate for mental wellbeing. I like to help people learn more about what mental health means to them.
I believe most people experience mental health needs at some point. We all come from different walks of life and in some cultures getting help is frowned upon. My goal is to support and advocate for mental wellbeing. I like to help people learn more about what mental health means to them.
(716) 526-8503 View (716) 526-8503
Photo of Lisa Lutz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Lisa Lutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14223
Do you and your partner struggle to communicate with each other? Do you find yourself wishing that your partner truly heard you? Relationship therapy may provide the answers you seek. I offer an environment that is supportive to recovering the relationship that you and your partner desire. My goal is to work with you in a way that feels respectful, challenging and nurturing. I already believe that you have what it takes to bring positive change to your relationship.
Do you and your partner struggle to communicate with each other? Do you find yourself wishing that your partner truly heard you? Relationship therapy may provide the answers you seek. I offer an environment that is supportive to recovering the relationship that you and your partner desire. My goal is to work with you in a way that feels respectful, challenging and nurturing. I already believe that you have what it takes to bring positive change to your relationship.
(716) 204-7990 View (716) 204-7990
Photo of Jessica Oppenheimer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, NY
Jessica Oppenheimer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14223
Working with a counselor can be anxiety provoking, so my focus is on helping you to feel at ease and create clear goals to make you feel better. I love to support clients in developing skills to manage emotions, build mindfulness in moving through pain, and find compassionate ways to heal.
Working with a counselor can be anxiety provoking, so my focus is on helping you to feel at ease and create clear goals to make you feel better. I love to support clients in developing skills to manage emotions, build mindfulness in moving through pain, and find compassionate ways to heal.
(716) 281-5059 View (716) 281-5059
Photo of Tara M Columbus, Mental Health Counselor in Buffalo, NY
Tara M Columbus
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14223  (Online Only)
You know that feeling when you graduate college and suddenly everything you knew has changed? Or when you start a new job and you're constantly second-guessing yourself? Have you experienced a recent break-up? Life transitions can be tough, especially when faced with overwhelming and confusing emotions. Whether you are interested in better understanding who you are, need support with the grief/loss of your previous stage of life, or you want to learn tools to handle life's obstacles. I am here to support you as you embark on the next part of your journey.
You know that feeling when you graduate college and suddenly everything you knew has changed? Or when you start a new job and you're constantly second-guessing yourself? Have you experienced a recent break-up? Life transitions can be tough, especially when faced with overwhelming and confusing emotions. Whether you are interested in better understanding who you are, need support with the grief/loss of your previous stage of life, or you want to learn tools to handle life's obstacles. I am here to support you as you embark on the next part of your journey.
(716) 477-5853 View (716) 477-5853
Photo of Russ H Blackstone, Pre-Licensed Professional in Buffalo, NY
Russ H Blackstone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHC-P
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14215
I am effective working with all personality types and temperaments because I will always respect and appreciate you as a unique and special soul, created by God. I enjoy assisting married couples, adults and teens with choosing better ways to communicate so that relationships grow and friendships flourish. We will discuss everything important to YOU. If desired, we will discuss the significance of finding meaning and purpose in life, and the integration of Christian ideals in an often confusing world. We will set clear goals and I will help you have fun while we work together to achieve them!
I am effective working with all personality types and temperaments because I will always respect and appreciate you as a unique and special soul, created by God. I enjoy assisting married couples, adults and teens with choosing better ways to communicate so that relationships grow and friendships flourish. We will discuss everything important to YOU. If desired, we will discuss the significance of finding meaning and purpose in life, and the integration of Christian ideals in an often confusing world. We will set clear goals and I will help you have fun while we work together to achieve them!
(716) 322-3198 View (716) 322-3198
Photo of Sherrell McLean, Licensed Master Social Worker in Buffalo, NY
Sherrell McLean
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, PMH-C, CLC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14202
Hi! I’m Sherrell. I'm a Licensed Social Worker committed to helping people unlearn hurtful habits and navigate difficult times and situations with healthy coping strategies. My work emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-care while identifying strengths, recognizing ineffective behaviors and beliefs, increasing self-awareness. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals and holding them accountable to do so.
Hi! I’m Sherrell. I'm a Licensed Social Worker committed to helping people unlearn hurtful habits and navigate difficult times and situations with healthy coping strategies. My work emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-care while identifying strengths, recognizing ineffective behaviors and beliefs, increasing self-awareness. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals and holding them accountable to do so.
(716) 354-3025 View (716) 354-3025
Nighat K Pervez
mhc-L
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14221
We are currently accepting new patients and have immediate openings for telehealth. Our practice is comprised of ethically sound professionals ready to assist you on your journey towards emotional wellness. We provide a safe environment to foster healing and growth in individuals of all ages. It can be an overwhelming and difficult process to begin. Our clinicians are Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Limited Permit Mental Health Counselors, looking to support and empower you. We have experience in trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. We are here to support those adjusting to various transitions in life.
We are currently accepting new patients and have immediate openings for telehealth. Our practice is comprised of ethically sound professionals ready to assist you on your journey towards emotional wellness. We provide a safe environment to foster healing and growth in individuals of all ages. It can be an overwhelming and difficult process to begin. Our clinicians are Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Limited Permit Mental Health Counselors, looking to support and empower you. We have experience in trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. We are here to support those adjusting to various transitions in life.
(315) 847-3676 View (315) 847-3676
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Madeline Ryan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14223
Emily Dickinson’s poem “Not in Vain”, hung on my wall growing up and I often think its essence seeped into my being. She wrote, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain”. As therapists, we choose to work within the world of emotions and behaviors, learning healthy techniques to bring balance to our mind, body, and spirit. Counseling is a judgement free setting, with an objective listener; where everyone is welcome and can be supported.
Emily Dickinson’s poem “Not in Vain”, hung on my wall growing up and I often think its essence seeped into my being. She wrote, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain”. As therapists, we choose to work within the world of emotions and behaviors, learning healthy techniques to bring balance to our mind, body, and spirit. Counseling is a judgement free setting, with an objective listener; where everyone is welcome and can be supported.
(716) 589-4446 View (716) 589-4446

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Buffalo, NY

600+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Buffalo, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Buffalo, NY see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Buffalo?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.