Highmark BCBS of Western New York Therapists in Buffalo, NY

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Chad S Pautler
LMHC
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! LGBTQ or not; all welcome! Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, burn out, stress, or loneliness? Unfortunately, this is quite common for many people in today's world. Some feel as if they are drifting through life, without a deeper sense of meaning, or purpose. Sometimes, we numb the pain; other times, we just accept it and don't realize how to manage it. It is also common for people to struggle with having deeper relationships, whether with family, friends or romantic. If you would like to identify and explore the roots of these, or other issues, you have come to the right place.
(716) 340-0754
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Buffalo, NY 14221
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Rebecca McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Many of us undergo difficult, painful, and traumatic events in our lives – things that are not only painful while we experience them, but that have a way of sticking to us long after the fact. When the residual impact of these events follows us around, it can create a lot of fear and discomfort, making us lose touch with who we really are. This often manifests in feeling stuck in unwanted patterns of behavior, difficult feelings, and negative beliefs about ourselves. These things can be very hard to deal with when other people don’t understand. I specialize in understanding these issues and how they affect us.
(716) 466-5074
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Buffalo, NY 14228
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Erin Brink
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience assisting clients in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress management, interpersonal relationships, grief/loss, and trauma.
(716) 271-6471 x304
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Buffalo, NY 14226
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Michelle Olandese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Counseling is an effective way to help us navigate and cope with the expected and unexpected; increase our self-awareness and understanding; heal and get unstuck; and let go and move forward. As an individual, who like everyone else, experiences life's ups and downs and who engages in personal growth and self-care, I know through my personal and professional experiences that people, like you, can make changes; heal and recover; and improve and embrace your life.
(716) 312-4498
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Buffalo, NY 14221
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Matthew A Jost CSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
Each of my clients is my priority. When you become a patient with me, you gain my full attention, care, and drive to address and treat your concern(s). While I have decades of experience to bring to the table, I also know that each of my clients is a unique person in a unique situation, and what works for one patient may not be the correct course of action for another. I take the time you deserve to truly understand your situational factors as well as mental factors regarding your concern, and work to find the correct path forward for YOU.
(716) 293-2602
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Buffalo, NY 14214
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Not accepting new clients
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City Gate Life Recovery Center, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
City Gate Life Recovery Center is a private agency with several therapists on staff. We deal primarily in relationship issues, substance/alcohol dependence and sexual addiction. At City Gate, men and women are guided through the stages of change, and can heal from past trauma. Evidence-based practice is utilized in a welcoming, confidential environment. If interested in pursuing your recovery and healing journey, please complete intake questionnaire at citygatelrc.com
(716) 247-4727
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Buffalo, NY 14222
Not accepting new clients
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Kevin Lee Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming things you once thought you couldn't." (Rikki Rogers) I will be the therapist who works for you on any problem you bring to the session. I describe it this way because we work on what is important to you - your goals, hopes and dreams. The starting point is with you. Sometimes people can't even get in touch with that, but trust me, I can help you find those goals, hopes and dreams. I have been at points in my own life where I experienced hopelessness, but I know there is a way out.
(716) 576-3692
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Buffalo, NY 14210
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Jessica Lehsten
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Growth is uncomfortable but so is staying the same. It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to improving your mental wellbeing. Together we will navigate your healing journey as you develop a greater sense of peace in your life.
(716) 451-3823
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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Nancy M. Kells, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
I have been a therapist for 35 years and bring a breadth of experience to the treatment process. Therapy is an exciting, albeit challenging opportunity. It provides a springboard into a positive and fulfilling life. Teaming with my clients, I reach to solve current and/or long-standing challenges. Having overcome an eating disorder decades ago, I know what being the client is like. I am not a know-it-all, but rather a guide. Without question, we all have the capacity to change our lives! The secret: just never give up! :) Best of luck!
(716) 560-5092
Buffalo, NY 14216
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Not accepting new clients
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Kelly L. Sementelli
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious? At times life can deal us a difficult hand, and these events can change the way we see ourselves and the world. We can be left feeling lost and angry, and we might struggle with depression and anxiety that feels completely out of control. These events can cause us to feel isolated and alone, and it can be difficult to ask for help. The process of therapy can create a safe space for you to reconnect and heal. Together we can create your path toward healing and empowerment. As a licensed therapist, I have experience with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
(716) 257-4555
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Buffalo, NY 14221
Not accepting new clients
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Andrea (Andi) M Binner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
I am a full-time practioner, and have been a therapist for 25 years. I have worked in many different settings. I am accepting new clients. Trust is an important part of any relationship. I understand that it is something that is created slowly, and maintained over time. I often serve as someone who bears witness to the stories people bring with them. By listening to those that come to see me, I better understand their experiences and then have an opportunity to assist them to fully heal.
(716) 200-1988
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Buffalo, NY 14214
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Bruce J. Pace
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a generalist in that I will work with most problems. My approach is Cognitive-Behavioral. I work to help individuals, families, and children to adjust their lives so they are more comfortable and in control of behaviors and emotions. I have found that active participation in setting goals and in tracking progress is important and part of the best way to change. Areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, relationship problems, and parenting difficulties.
(716) 464-2104
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Not accepting new clients
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Katrina Norris
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ready to take back control of your life? Don't be shy. Although I work predominantly with children and adolescents, I truly have a passion for working with anyone who is ready to gain control back. I have worked with clients who have suffered from a variety of mental health and substance use issues. In addition, I have worked with client who are struggling with finances, grief and loss, chronic medical concerns, and relationship stressors. My goal is offer support, teach skills, and work towards achieving their identified goals.
(716) 317-4107
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Buffalo, NY 14225
Not accepting new clients
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Hollie Colwell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Tarana Burke once said, "I believe healing is a lifelong journey and the hardest part is starting." Everyone deserves the opportunity to process their thoughts/emotions and understand their actions/reactions, within an open, accepting, and welcoming space. I’m proud of you for seeking help. I believe you know what is best for you. I want to help you find solutions, answers, and choices that best fit the life you want to live. I will not just offer coping but true healing from cycles of suffering and it's an honor to hold that space for you.
(716) 229-4487
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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Sarah Hartman
LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a way to improve your mental wellness? Do you feel like you are struggling with stress, feeling down, boundaries, feeling overwhelmed, or challenging negative thoughts? Are you seeking out a safe place to learn how to manage symptoms or new mental wellness skills? Do you want to seek information on how other areas of health such as sleep, gut health, and movement impact your mental health? Sarah cultivates a safe space for learning new coping skills and processing emotions at your own pace.
(716) 265-6945
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Buffalo, NY 14225
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Breana Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, when we reclaim our story we take back our power, we begin to heal and transform the narrative. I would love to be part of reshaping your story into one that is worthy of you. I am a licensed mental health counselor with experience: treating depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma. I am aware of the emotional distress related to systematic oppression often inflicted on people of color and marginalized groups: I address these experiences with compassion and sensitivity in session.
(716) 249-6272
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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Katie Jean Mcdonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Walking through this journal called life is difficult and there lies an extra layer of challenges when one is struggling with their mental health specifically related to past or current traumatic events. In fact, without awareness, we often make decisions and behave based upon how our past experiences have made us feel. I am here to help you explore the root of these issues, which in turn, will lead to the discovery of your true identity and self worth. My therapeutic approach is holistic in nature and this is why I specialize in the use of EMDR along with other third-wave psychotherapy interventions.
(716) 466-9175
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Buffalo, NY 14214
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Lauren Damstetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be hard at times and it can leave you feeling stuck and hopeless, but there is hope. I believe you deserve to live a life in which you are thriving instead of surviving. I can help you begin to understand your pain and transform and heal your pain so that you can live a fulfilling and meaningful life. One of the bravest things we can do is to begin to understand ourselves and you don’t have to go on that journey alone. I will provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental space to foster your healing journey. “When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending” -Brene Brown
(716) 455-2079 x14
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Buffalo, NY 14221
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Mallary O'Banion
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Verified
Therapy is about self-exploration and growth, whether you want to improve your communication with others, learn how to cope with stress or any other mental injury that's weighing you down. Many times, feeling heard and being able to reflect can give you the space you need to make decisions about your life. You have to start where you are.
(716) 271-5364
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Buffalo, NY 14221
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Ting Lee
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
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. At Sanctuary Counseling, I offer interventions to teens, adults and families seeking guidance to improve emotional, mental and behavioral aspects of their lives.
(716) 257-4351
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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What type of Buffalo mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Buffalo?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.