Therapists in East Amherst, NY

Photo of Jessica Bedell, Counselor in East Amherst, NY
Jessica Bedell
Counselor, BSW, EdM, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
The goal for all of my clients is to improve their overall mental health and for them to gain personal growth as a result of their counseling experience. It takes bravery, commitment and mutual rapport between the client and the therapist for this journey to be successful. I provide a non-judgemental, comfortable atmosphere for all of my clients so their voices can be heard.
The goal for all of my clients is to improve their overall mental health and for them to gain personal growth as a result of their counseling experience. It takes bravery, commitment and mutual rapport between the client and the therapist for this journey to be successful. I provide a non-judgemental, comfortable atmosphere for all of my clients so their voices can be heard.
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Photo of Amber Kurosky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Amber Kurosky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
Seeking out help is not an easy thing to do. My focus is to help you overcome your life's obstacles. I want to help you identify, understand and accept all of your parts. I want to help guide you to heal. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and that transparency is an important part of the process.
Seeking out help is not an easy thing to do. My focus is to help you overcome your life's obstacles. I want to help you identify, understand and accept all of your parts. I want to help guide you to heal. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and that transparency is an important part of the process.
(716) 442-3196 View (716) 442-3196
Photo of Wendy B. Pegan, LMHC, PC, Counselor in East Amherst, NY
Wendy B. Pegan, LMHC, PC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
Should I stay or should I go? Sometimes stress gets in the way of the life we planned. Getting stuck is never fun...whether it is you, your partner, your children or your job. We become anxious about what to do next because we fear making a mistake. We know that we have to do something because doing nothing makes it worse, not better! Sometimes we simply need some guidance in how to move forward...sometimes help in letting go. I have been helping struggling couples, individuals and families for 30 years. Let me help you.
Should I stay or should I go? Sometimes stress gets in the way of the life we planned. Getting stuck is never fun...whether it is you, your partner, your children or your job. We become anxious about what to do next because we fear making a mistake. We know that we have to do something because doing nothing makes it worse, not better! Sometimes we simply need some guidance in how to move forward...sometimes help in letting go. I have been helping struggling couples, individuals and families for 30 years. Let me help you.
(716) 221-6846 View (716) 221-6846
Photo of Helaine Elise Sanders in East Amherst, NY
Helaine Elise Sanders
LMSW, JD
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
I previously had a social work practice with adults. After a hiatus, I began to work as a Mental Health Advocate for adolescents, combining my LMSW and JD. This experience lead me to reopen my practice solely for adolescents. I care about the issues they most often share with me: bullying, LGBTQ identity, and mental health during COVID. I consider myself an Adolescent Mental Health Specialist. Please contact me with your needs.
I previously had a social work practice with adults. After a hiatus, I began to work as a Mental Health Advocate for adolescents, combining my LMSW and JD. This experience lead me to reopen my practice solely for adolescents. I care about the issues they most often share with me: bullying, LGBTQ identity, and mental health during COVID. I consider myself an Adolescent Mental Health Specialist. Please contact me with your needs.
(716) 666-4558 View (716) 666-4558
Photo of Jillian Sternberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Jillian Sternberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051  (Online Only)
If you find yourself facing the aftermath of trauma, or navigating the intricate landscape of grief and loss, I am here to offer support and understanding. Whether you're seeking affirmation and a safe space to explore your LGBTQ+ identity or dealing with the challenges of depression, anxiety, personality disorders, or substance use, your needs and goals are my priority. From kids to seniors, my practice spans across generations. Each age group receives personalized support designed to address their specific life stages and challenges.
If you find yourself facing the aftermath of trauma, or navigating the intricate landscape of grief and loss, I am here to offer support and understanding. Whether you're seeking affirmation and a safe space to explore your LGBTQ+ identity or dealing with the challenges of depression, anxiety, personality disorders, or substance use, your needs and goals are my priority. From kids to seniors, my practice spans across generations. Each age group receives personalized support designed to address their specific life stages and challenges.
(716) 588-4547 View (716) 588-4547
Photo of Barry John Chapman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Barry John Chapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
I have been working in the social work field for over 24 years. My experience has been primarily with Adolescents and Adults who suffer from addiction and mental health disorders. I enjoy the process of engaging individuals and trying to develop a working relationship built upon sincerity and trust. I believe that the therapeutic alliance is the most important aspect of any effective counseling session. I understand and recognize that each individual is unique and brings his/her different life experiences and circumstances to the therapeutic relationship which serve as their building blocks of internal change and self-growth.
I have been working in the social work field for over 24 years. My experience has been primarily with Adolescents and Adults who suffer from addiction and mental health disorders. I enjoy the process of engaging individuals and trying to develop a working relationship built upon sincerity and trust. I believe that the therapeutic alliance is the most important aspect of any effective counseling session. I understand and recognize that each individual is unique and brings his/her different life experiences and circumstances to the therapeutic relationship which serve as their building blocks of internal change and self-growth.
(716) 514-8115 View (716) 514-8115
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Tammy Kling Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
Welcome! My name is Tammy Kling LCSW, founder of Clear Skies Counseling. Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling depressed, anxious or confused? Have you suffered abuse in your relationship or family/friends/work relationships? Confusion you might feel could possibly be the result of narcissistic abuse. Narcissistic abuse can have delegating effects on your life. It can leave you feeling depleted and broken. Together we can find clarity and learn ways to overcome and heal.
Welcome! My name is Tammy Kling LCSW, founder of Clear Skies Counseling. Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling depressed, anxious or confused? Have you suffered abuse in your relationship or family/friends/work relationships? Confusion you might feel could possibly be the result of narcissistic abuse. Narcissistic abuse can have delegating effects on your life. It can leave you feeling depleted and broken. Together we can find clarity and learn ways to overcome and heal.
(716) 356-3328 View (716) 356-3328
Photo of Paige Heagerty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Paige Heagerty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience treating a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, and severe mental illness. I primarily use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to assist clients in conceptualizing their needs and establishing treatment goals. However, I have experience in various treatment modalities and strongly believe in using all of the tools and resources available to ensure a client-centered approach. We will work together to develop a plan that highlights your strengths and aligns with your preferences and needs.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience treating a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, and severe mental illness. I primarily use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to assist clients in conceptualizing their needs and establishing treatment goals. However, I have experience in various treatment modalities and strongly believe in using all of the tools and resources available to ensure a client-centered approach. We will work together to develop a plan that highlights your strengths and aligns with your preferences and needs.
(716) 219-0200 View (716) 219-0200
Photo of Karen Klementowski, Psychologist in East Amherst, NY
Karen Klementowski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyone faces difficulties in life. These difficulties can be experienced as disappointment, challenge, adversity, or trauma. People cope with their struggles the best that they can with the resources they have available. When these difficult situations cause a person to have problems functioning, attaining their goals, or feeling satisfied with their life it can be helpful to work with a professional mental health therapist. This can help by having someone to talk with about their difficulties, especially if it is something traumatic that they struggle to share with other people in their life.
Everyone faces difficulties in life. These difficulties can be experienced as disappointment, challenge, adversity, or trauma. People cope with their struggles the best that they can with the resources they have available. When these difficult situations cause a person to have problems functioning, attaining their goals, or feeling satisfied with their life it can be helpful to work with a professional mental health therapist. This can help by having someone to talk with about their difficulties, especially if it is something traumatic that they struggle to share with other people in their life.
(716) 265-4838 View (716) 265-4838
Photo of Melinda Zampogna Haggerty, Psychologist in East Amherst, NY
Melinda Zampogna Haggerty
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
In my work as a psychologist, I enjoy helping people develop their confidence, skills and satisfaction with their lives. I work with clients to develop our relationship and strive to be empathic, consistent and forthcoming. I bring my sense of humor to the work we do and encourage clients to be in touch with their own personal strengths. I hope to empower people to try new ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and interacting which move them in the direction of their goals. I help people gain a better understanding of themselves and their potential to improve their lives.
In my work as a psychologist, I enjoy helping people develop their confidence, skills and satisfaction with their lives. I work with clients to develop our relationship and strive to be empathic, consistent and forthcoming. I bring my sense of humor to the work we do and encourage clients to be in touch with their own personal strengths. I hope to empower people to try new ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and interacting which move them in the direction of their goals. I help people gain a better understanding of themselves and their potential to improve their lives.
(716) 229-5997 View (716) 229-5997
Photo of Sheryl Schechter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Sheryl Schechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
You need not allow fear and anxiety, depression and problematic relationships interfere with your daily experience.
You need not allow fear and anxiety, depression and problematic relationships interfere with your daily experience.
(716) 794-4544 View (716) 794-4544
Photo of Cathie M Anastas Lcsw-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Cathie M Anastas Lcsw-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
Not accepting new clients
You just made the first step toward making a change in your life! Throughout our lives, we experience emotions such as anxiety, anger, sorrow, shame, depression, or worthlessness. Often they are the result of the loss of a loved one, unresolved conflict (at home, on the job &/or within oneself), trauma, loneliness or isolation. I believe that what we perceive as problems are really opportunities to make lasting improvements in ourselves and to become more fully human. Life is a series of transitions; we are all a work in progress, and can often benefit from help along the way.
You just made the first step toward making a change in your life! Throughout our lives, we experience emotions such as anxiety, anger, sorrow, shame, depression, or worthlessness. Often they are the result of the loss of a loved one, unresolved conflict (at home, on the job &/or within oneself), trauma, loneliness or isolation. I believe that what we perceive as problems are really opportunities to make lasting improvements in ourselves and to become more fully human. Life is a series of transitions; we are all a work in progress, and can often benefit from help along the way.
(716) 272-0950 View (716) 272-0950
Photo of Matt Kois, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Amherst, NY
Matt Kois
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051  (Online Only)
Hey everyone, I'm Matt and I'm glad you're here! Life is challenging and overwhelming nowadays, and therapy can be a place to break this cycle. Do you want to feel less stressed or anxious? Do you want more meaningful relationships? Do you think about how to create a more fulfilling life through the ups and downs? We will work together as a team to manage the rollercoaster that life is while finding ways to cope and help identify more about yourself. I ensure my treatment is always individualized and I adapt my approach based upon what will be best for you. I look forward to connecting and to start tackling things together!
Hey everyone, I'm Matt and I'm glad you're here! Life is challenging and overwhelming nowadays, and therapy can be a place to break this cycle. Do you want to feel less stressed or anxious? Do you want more meaningful relationships? Do you think about how to create a more fulfilling life through the ups and downs? We will work together as a team to manage the rollercoaster that life is while finding ways to cope and help identify more about yourself. I ensure my treatment is always individualized and I adapt my approach based upon what will be best for you. I look forward to connecting and to start tackling things together!
(716) 526-6240 View (716) 526-6240
Photo of Deirdre Whelehan in East Amherst, NY
Deirdre Whelehan
MSEd, MHC-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
Life can be both breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly challenging. So often, we are thrown curve balls that leave us facing obstacles too big to navigate on our own. As your therapist, it is my passion to dive into your world with you, help untangle and gain insight into struggles, and wade through these challenging times together. In taking a person-centered approach, I work with my clients to help identify and ultimately achieve individualized goals in order to build a more centered, healthy, and fulfilling life. Come sit down and chat with me - Together we will navigate life today to build a stronger tomorrow.
Life can be both breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly challenging. So often, we are thrown curve balls that leave us facing obstacles too big to navigate on our own. As your therapist, it is my passion to dive into your world with you, help untangle and gain insight into struggles, and wade through these challenging times together. In taking a person-centered approach, I work with my clients to help identify and ultimately achieve individualized goals in order to build a more centered, healthy, and fulfilling life. Come sit down and chat with me - Together we will navigate life today to build a stronger tomorrow.
(716) 934-6123 View (716) 934-6123
Photo of Meaghan Jewett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Amherst, NY
Meaghan Jewett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
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 young adults from many different backgrounds. My goal in our work together is to provide a safe, trauma-informed, and social justice-aligned space.
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 young adults from many different backgrounds. My goal in our work together is to provide a safe, trauma-informed, and social justice-aligned space.
(716) 455-2804 View (716) 455-2804
Photo of Elise Enseleit (Koepke), Psychologist in East Amherst, NY
Elise Enseleit (Koepke)
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
Not accepting new clients
I offer in-person or telehealth across NYS. I work with adults in individual therapy and use a collaborative, integrated style, where I base my interventions on individual needs. Beginning or restarting the therapeutic process is not always easy, and I appreciate the strength and courage it takes to manage life’s hardships. My goals as a clinician are to help people recognize their own strengths and values, and to help clients develop the necessary skills to cope with and manage those hardships.
I offer in-person or telehealth across NYS. I work with adults in individual therapy and use a collaborative, integrated style, where I base my interventions on individual needs. Beginning or restarting the therapeutic process is not always easy, and I appreciate the strength and courage it takes to manage life’s hardships. My goals as a clinician are to help people recognize their own strengths and values, and to help clients develop the necessary skills to cope with and manage those hardships.
(716) 317-4694 View (716) 317-4694
Photo of Mahiboob Syed-Vardhan, Mental Health Counselor in East Amherst, NY
Mahiboob Syed-Vardhan
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051  (Online Only)
Hello. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State with approximately twenty plus years of experience in working with multicultural individuals dealing with wide range of challenges. I am passionate about helping others become the best version of who they are meant to be. I specialize in working with adolescents (age 10-19), and adults. I work with individuals, couples and families focusing on mending relationships, stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe every individual is unique, so I tailor my person-centered approach from a variety of modalities, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Holistic approach.
Hello. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State with approximately twenty plus years of experience in working with multicultural individuals dealing with wide range of challenges. I am passionate about helping others become the best version of who they are meant to be. I specialize in working with adolescents (age 10-19), and adults. I work with individuals, couples and families focusing on mending relationships, stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe every individual is unique, so I tailor my person-centered approach from a variety of modalities, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Holistic approach.
(716) 320-7891 View (716) 320-7891
Photo of Katelynn Faulkner, Psychologist in East Amherst, NY
Katelynn Faulkner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051  (Online Only)
I believe that each person holds within themselves everything they need to heal and grow in the ways they would like. I see the therapist's role as being one in which provides an environment of safety and care where the client can explore themselves authentically. It is through this authentic exploration, that the therapist can help the client discover how patterns and ways of being are keeping the client stuck and resulting in suffering. By bringing into awareness these aspects, the client and therapist can then work collaboratively to release the pain and explore new ways of being.
I believe that each person holds within themselves everything they need to heal and grow in the ways they would like. I see the therapist's role as being one in which provides an environment of safety and care where the client can explore themselves authentically. It is through this authentic exploration, that the therapist can help the client discover how patterns and ways of being are keeping the client stuck and resulting in suffering. By bringing into awareness these aspects, the client and therapist can then work collaboratively to release the pain and explore new ways of being.
(315) 859-0223 View (315) 859-0223
Photo of Elena Yakunina, Psychologist in East Amherst, NY
Elena Yakunina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
East Amherst, NY 14051
Not accepting new clients
All of us reach points in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck. It is easy sometimes to feel discouraged and alone. In those moments, we may lose our ability to feel joy, to see our strengths, to feel connection, and live to our full potential. This is when counseling can provide the safety and support we all need to confront our personal challenges and rediscover the beauty and resilience of our own hearts.
All of us reach points in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck. It is easy sometimes to feel discouraged and alone. In those moments, we may lose our ability to feel joy, to see our strengths, to feel connection, and live to our full potential. This is when counseling can provide the safety and support we all need to confront our personal challenges and rediscover the beauty and resilience of our own hearts.
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Photo of Deborah Legge, Counselor in East Amherst, NY
Deborah Legge
Counselor, PhD, CRC, LMHC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
East Amherst, NY 14051
I help adults who are really struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, and difficult situations. I'll help you tap into your inner strength and personal power so you can make the changes needed to feel better and create a more fulfilling life. We'll work with your thoughts and behaviors, and use mindfulness skills for symptom management of your anxiety and/or depression.
I help adults who are really struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, and difficult situations. I'll help you tap into your inner strength and personal power so you can make the changes needed to feel better and create a more fulfilling life. We'll work with your thoughts and behaviors, and use mindfulness skills for symptom management of your anxiety and/or depression.
(716) 748-7276 View (716) 748-7276

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Number of Therapists in East Amherst, NY

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in East Amherst, NY who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
87% Depression
80% Coping Skills
73% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Independent Health
66% Aetna
57% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in East Amherst, NY see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East 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.