Trauma Focused Therapists in Buffalo, NY

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Wellness Links Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Verified
Life can get a hold of us & make it difficult for you to see your true desires. Are you looking for change? Do you want to reach your full potential? Change can be difficult but it's possible. Your search for inner peace is closer to fulfillment than you may realize. You have just made the first step toward healing, by looking for information that can help you make life changes and live the life you desire.
(716) 899-5830
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Buffalo, NY 14209
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Mental Health Counseling Corner Private Practice
Counselor, LMHC, EMDR, CASAC-T
Verified
Verified
Experienced In: Mood Disorders, Control Concerns, Grief and Loss, Family & Couple Therapy, Communication Issues, Anger Management, Self-Esteem, Multicultural Concerns, Women Issues and Trauma, Career Concerns, Life Stressors. Clinical approaches: Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy (TFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Family Systems.
(716) 466-5840
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Buffalo, NY 14214
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Latoya Seals
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working from a trauma focused lens and believe that everyone has had some form of trauma, yet, we all have unique and different experiences to which trauma effects us differently and contributes to shaping us.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NYS with 10 years of clinical experience working as a clinician. I have worked with individuals who have had various concerns including: depression, drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety, self-esteem, lifestyle changes, relationship issues, grief and loss, as well as various abuse and traumatic experiences. My counseling style is modern and warm. I believe in engaging in active listening and am a firm believer of treating others with respect and displaying compassion and empathy.
(716) 340-4332
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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Meaghan Jewett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In addition to Gender Affirming Care I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Motivational Interviewing.
I am so glad you are here! It’s often the most caring people who forget to care for themselves. Allowing yourself the time and space to attend to your needs is one of the greatest acts of love you can do for yourself and those in your life. I would love the opportunity to be a part of your journey as I have extensive experience working with teens, young adults, and families. My goal in our work together is to provide a safe, trauma-informed, and social justice-aligned space.
(716) 455-2804 x26
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Buffalo, NY 14221
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Melissa Heusinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused -Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety.
Are you struggling anxiety or depression feeling as if your on a roller coaster with your emotions searching for stability? Do you hope to gain knowledge on your behaviors and learn realistic tools to navigate life? I hope to provide you with skills to mange emotions , improve relationships of all kinds and manage stress more effectively.
(716) 869-6625
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Buffalo, NY 14219
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Molly Violante
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Talking about our problems and fears can be hard. As a NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, I offer alternative techniques for people to express worries, concerns, and process past experiences that are difficult to talk about. I use a client-centered approach to address each client's individual needs. By working together in a healing process you are able to change negative thinking patterns and behaviors to live the life you or your family member deserve. I offer a non-judgmental space that combines traditional talk therapy techniques, art therapy and trauma-informed care to enhance my clients inner journey to a healthier life.
(716) 402-5786
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Buffalo, NY 14209
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Stephanie Keating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The past year presented us with a multitude of stressors and experiences most of us never expected. We have had to adjust, re-adjust, and adjust again. These circumstances can lead to uncertainty, anxiety, longing for our previous existence and the way our relationships used to be. Changed are the ways we moved about our communities and interacted with others. You may notice you are feeling unmotivated, depressed, anxious, and/or experience disturbances to your sleep and other daily routines. Please know that you are not alone. Everyone is struggling in some way right now.
(716) 281-5626
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Buffalo, NY 14202
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Daniel I. Norton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
The relationship between the client and your therapist is very important in therapy. This connection and trust are my top priority while working together. I will provide tailored treatment and encourage collaboration during the treatment process, and we can work on your progress together. Psychotherapy is viewed as a creative process between client and therapist. I have an extensive background in working with military, and veteran issues. Also of interest is sports performance. Former folk, and freestyle wrestler. Off time I like to join various brass bands as a Euphonium player. Former US Army-enlised, Naval Officer
(716) 321-0873
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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David Youhess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It isn't uncommon to find ourselves overwhelmed by the stresses of daily life. Work, relationships and loss can leave us feeling stuck. Thoughts about the past and worry about the future can start to feel all consuming and emotions like anxiety, shame, anger, and guilt can take hold and pervade our life. We are uncertain how to move forward, but we know we need to make a change. It takes courage to begin a process of individual growth and I honor that by providing a space that is compassionate, honest and non-judgmental.
(716) 340-4699
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Buffalo, NY 14226
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Kelli Dobmeier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a trauma informed licensed clinical social worker committed to helping clients move towards their aspirations. I like to work collaboratively with individuals and families to determine goals and how to best achieve them. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am gender affirming and have experience with LGBTQ+ populations.
(716) 638-2751
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Buffalo, NY 14225
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Danielle Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MHC-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asking for help is the single greatest display of both vulnerability and strength. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, inclusive environment where individuals can foster the innovation, creativity, and strength that result from such an admirable display. I utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered approach to guide my individuals (13+) and families along their journey towards their goals. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders, mood disorders, and life adjustments.
(716) 929-6106
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Buffalo, NY 14220
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Lighthouse Counseling Services LCSW pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMSW
Verified
Verified
At Lighthouse Counseling Services LCSW pllc, we offer a strength-based approach and evidence-based therapeutic interventions as a foundation to develop coping skills to manage anxiety, depression, stress, building relationships with others, and processing past trauma.
(716) 466-9991
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Buffalo, NY 14201
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Karan Ann Turnquist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT-S, ACASAC
Verified
Verified
I provide treatment to children, families, and adults using trauma specific technique including: EMDR, Progressive Counting (PC), Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Play Therapy.
I am a dedicated social worker in the mental health field. I have over 16 years of experience in mental health. I believe that each person has the ability to heal. Healing happens in the context of a good relationship. I come from a biopsychosocial and person centered model using a solution focus and motivational interviewing approach in addition to other practice skills I have outlined below. I come from a trauma/developmental theoretical orientation. I believe that what happens to us in the past affects how we are now socio-emotionally and behaviorally including internally. I am here to help a path of healing and recovery.
(716) 272-0487
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Buffalo, NY 14201
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Gina Major
Counselor, MAEd, LMHC, LPCC, CWC, BCTP
Verified
Verified
My goal as your therapist is to provide the best service I can through a personally tailored approach. I’ve had the privilege of working with people navigating various stages of life to improve their overall mental health. Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better outcomes.   Thriving instead of just surviving. I am a strong believer in meeting those I serve where they are.  Whether you are experiencing loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, a life transition, parent-child challenges, family conflict, stress or need a sounding board, I am here to be a support.
(646) 846-8626
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Buffalo, NY 14207
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Jillian Polinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life happens, and sometimes we need support along the way. Seeking out someone to help, listen and explore ways of dealing with life’s challenges can ease the anxiety of it all. My experience involves working primarily with children, adolescents, families, and adults who have been victims of a crime, experienced grief, anxiety and/or depression. I worked in a behavioral health clinic setting and at a Child Advocacy Center for many years alongside law enforcement and the district attorney’s office. My most recent practice involves providing trauma specific treatment to first responders.
(716) 419-3103
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Buffalo, NY 14220
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Janine Sabot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am an individual/couples/family psychotherapist working via telehealth across all of NJ, NY, and FL. I work with patients utilizing a client-centered approach in order to manage life transitions, heal from trauma, gaining insight into past experiences, and ultimately, improving coping skills for managing strenuous emotions. I have strong experience working with various ages and conditions including trauma, anxiety and depression. I have practiced clinical work in multiple settings. I have plentiful experience working with adults struggling with relational issues such as ADHD, understanding trans-generational trauma and depression.
(732) 647-9834
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Buffalo, NY 14201
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Earnest R Donalson Jr
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes simply living life can leave you feeling overwhelmed, and constantly asking "why". Effective counseling offers you the opportunity to confront those insecurities and negotiate that maze of "why" emerging to feel empowered and secure. Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, issues at school or work, grief or trauma, perhaps substances are ruining your world or you need a Impaired Driving Assessment on which your independence and freedom can rely. I can help you and you can take back what uncertainty and fear have claimed. I have over 20 years of mental health and addictions experience in both inpatient and outpatient environments.
(716) 376-0102
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Buffalo, NY 14202
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Katie Mullaney
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Emotions are currents of energy in the body. Energy such as (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, anger and trauma, contract and trigger the "fight or flight" response. This leaves the body in a high alert state. If not expressed, this energy lingers in the body causing imbalance, even illness in the body and mind. Learn to tune into the bodily experience of your emotions, release toxic energy and activate the "rest and digest" response to regain balance. By practicing awareness, expression and intention my clients feel more empowered and in control of their emotions, allowing them to live a more expanded and fulfilled life.
(716) 301-2865
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Buffalo, NY 14222
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Wayne N Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdM
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
If there is one common human emotion, it is a feeling that we are doing the best we can. We like to feel we always make our best decisions. The struggle exists when we learn and understand that today’s decisions were informed by the many experiences of many yesterdays. We want today’s actions to provide tomorrow’s happiness, leveraged on yesterday's chaos. I have built a career on understanding that change is scary, but necessary. If you are here, then you have already done the hardest part: getting started. For that, I celebrate you. I look forward to meeting you and identifying, then working together on achieving your best hopes.
(716) 257-4158
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Buffalo, NY 14223
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Irish Lynn Brothers
Counselor, LMHC, ASDCS
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging and it can sometimes feel that overcoming the obstacles around us are nearly impossible. Beginning counseling can be an incredibly hard and a challenging experience, but it can also be rewarding. Sometimes it can be challenging to reach out and ask for help. By starting your search for a therapist, you are choosing to face the challenges and search for answers and support with your mental health. I primarily provide individual therapy for individuals of all ages, but I love to incorporate family therapy sessions when needed focusing on supporting my client and their loved ones.
(716) 989-4896
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Buffalo, NY 14224
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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?
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