Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
When we are struggling it can cause a major disruption in our lives. It can also change the way we view ourselves, making self-compassion and personal growth hard to achieve. Whether your struggles include self-esteem issues, anxiety/depression, relationship conflicts, or other various concerns, it is my aspiration to join you in this struggle by lending a compassionate hand to help you meet your individual needs. I believe that it takes a great deal of bravery to seek treatment and it is always my number one priority to help you seek personal healing and growth to find what makes you your most authentic self.
(585) 471-6333
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When we are struggling it can cause a major disruption in our lives. It can also change the way we view ourselves, making self-compassion and personal growth hard to achieve. Whether your struggles include self-esteem issues, anxiety/depression, relationship conflicts, or other various concerns, it is my aspiration to join you in this struggle by lending a compassionate hand to help you meet your individual needs. I believe that it takes a great deal of bravery to seek treatment and it is always my number one priority to help you seek personal healing and growth to find what makes you your most authentic self.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist in practice since 1992. My focus is on treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, stress, OCD, and trauma and loss. Cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving therapy and support for healthy behaviors are strategies used to help reach treatment goals. I follow evidence-based protocols when appropriate, using CBT and exposure therapy; e.g., with obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder or phobias. I see older teens and young adults, older adults, individuals with chronic illness, and couples.
(716) 432-7948
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I am a clinical psychologist in practice since 1992. My focus is on treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, stress, OCD, and trauma and loss. Cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving therapy and support for healthy behaviors are strategies used to help reach treatment goals. I follow evidence-based protocols when appropriate, using CBT and exposure therapy; e.g., with obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder or phobias. I see older teens and young adults, older adults, individuals with chronic illness, and couples.
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Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, my goal is to assist clients in leading a happier and more fulfilling life.
(716) 714-4036
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As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, my goal is to assist clients in leading a happier and more fulfilling life.
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MFT Verified
Verified
Thank you for your courage! Here, is where you begin to be heard. Where you are valued and understood. You are the expert of your own life and will have full autonomy during your journey. You're the author of your own story and will be empowered throughout this process to begin writing again . "There are years that ask questions and years that answer"- Z.Hurston. This isn't a speedy process. This process isn't based on time. It is the choice to work effectively and consistently. "In ten years a flat tire, will remain a flat tire, if there is no work put in to it. You are worth it. Your pen awaits to begin "lyrically healing."
(917) 540-3779
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Thank you for your courage! Here, is where you begin to be heard. Where you are valued and understood. You are the expert of your own life and will have full autonomy during your journey. You're the author of your own story and will be empowered throughout this process to begin writing again . "There are years that ask questions and years that answer"- Z.Hurston. This isn't a speedy process. This process isn't based on time. It is the choice to work effectively and consistently. "In ten years a flat tire, will remain a flat tire, if there is no work put in to it. You are worth it. Your pen awaits to begin "lyrically healing."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC Verified
Verified
I have been providing counseling services in Western New York for over 25 years. I specialize in working with adults who are coping with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship issues as well as life transitions. I provide a private, safe and friendly atmosphere to assist you in developing ways to reach your goals and live a happier, healthier life. I am also an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. This profound technique helps your brain take "stuck" thoughts, beliefs, images and feelings and transform them into more adaptive information.
(716) 335-9813
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I have been providing counseling services in Western New York for over 25 years. I specialize in working with adults who are coping with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship issues as well as life transitions. I provide a private, safe and friendly atmosphere to assist you in developing ways to reach your goals and live a happier, healthier life. I am also an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. This profound technique helps your brain take "stuck" thoughts, beliefs, images and feelings and transform them into more adaptive information.
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Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Now offering telehealth! I am clinical mental health counselor specializing in depression, anxiety, and marital/relationship concerns. My practice is currently accepting new clients and I am excited about working with new individuals. I offer counseling services to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. We will work in a collaborative relationship to get your needs met. Counseling involves exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to improve clients lives. If you are looking for a new and unique opportunity to explore yourself, contact me for more information on counseling services.
(716) 203-6739
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Now offering telehealth! I am clinical mental health counselor specializing in depression, anxiety, and marital/relationship concerns. My practice is currently accepting new clients and I am excited about working with new individuals. I offer counseling services to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. We will work in a collaborative relationship to get your needs met. Counseling involves exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to improve clients lives. If you are looking for a new and unique opportunity to explore yourself, contact me for more information on counseling services.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Life stressors come in all shapes and sizes. Some stressors are obvious, such as relationship struggles, significant medical conditions, or the loss of a loved one. And sometimes our stressors are not obvious at all; the kind that might present as anxiety, depression, or anger and originate from experiences that can be difficult to discuss or remember.
(716) 317-4174
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Life stressors come in all shapes and sizes. Some stressors are obvious, such as relationship struggles, significant medical conditions, or the loss of a loved one. And sometimes our stressors are not obvious at all; the kind that might present as anxiety, depression, or anger and originate from experiences that can be difficult to discuss or remember.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
As a Certified Attachment-Focused Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute and the Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute my focus is on trauma and attachment issues, especially those related to adoption and foster care. I always begin with a thorough assessment that includes assessment the seven domains that may be affected by Complex Trauma. In addition I work extensively with families of teenagers on relationships, family conflicts, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and school issues.
(716) 337-5186
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As a Certified Attachment-Focused Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute and the Attachment-Focused Treatment Institute my focus is on trauma and attachment issues, especially those related to adoption and foster care. I always begin with a thorough assessment that includes assessment the seven domains that may be affected by Complex Trauma. In addition I work extensively with families of teenagers on relationships, family conflicts, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and school issues.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Verified
No one is immune to human struggle, and everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and be well. Regardless of what has led you to consider counseling – you are here because you have identified something in your life that needs to change. As a trauma therapist, my goal is to help you build resiliency, hope, and self-compassion. I utilize a trauma-informed approach, drawing from multiple modalities that are well-researched to assist in healing and symptom relief. I would love help you on your journey to being well. If you want to meet once to talk through some current issues/struggles, focus on trauma, or anything in between, I'm here.
(716) 229-5480
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No one is immune to human struggle, and everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and be well. Regardless of what has led you to consider counseling – you are here because you have identified something in your life that needs to change. As a trauma therapist, my goal is to help you build resiliency, hope, and self-compassion. I utilize a trauma-informed approach, drawing from multiple modalities that are well-researched to assist in healing and symptom relief. I would love help you on your journey to being well. If you want to meet once to talk through some current issues/struggles, focus on trauma, or anything in between, I'm here.
Photo of Matthew Niemiec, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for over 8 years. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I utilize a client-centered, strength-based perspective, which allows me to effectively build clinical rapport and engage with my clients from the initial session. I am able to quickly gain my clients’ trust, enabling them to take those first steps toward self-improvement very quickly. I have great empathy for all of my clients and offer them my knowledge and expertise in helping them to achieve the therapy goals we set together.
(716) 321-2216
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I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for over 8 years. I specialize in the treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I utilize a client-centered, strength-based perspective, which allows me to effectively build clinical rapport and engage with my clients from the initial session. I am able to quickly gain my clients’ trust, enabling them to take those first steps toward self-improvement very quickly. I have great empathy for all of my clients and offer them my knowledge and expertise in helping them to achieve the therapy goals we set together.
Photo of Christina Polino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek help when you are feeling stuck. I'm glad that you took the first step. I believe that you already have everything that you need within you to reach a place of contentment, peace, and well being. It will be my honor to support you in drawing out your gifts as you work through that which is keeping you from living the life you've imagined. My approach is rooted in trust and mutual respect and I believe that together,we will find the most effective ways to get you 'unstuck'.
(716) 638-2527
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It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek help when you are feeling stuck. I'm glad that you took the first step. I believe that you already have everything that you need within you to reach a place of contentment, peace, and well being. It will be my honor to support you in drawing out your gifts as you work through that which is keeping you from living the life you've imagined. My approach is rooted in trust and mutual respect and I believe that together,we will find the most effective ways to get you 'unstuck'.
Photo of Kristi P. Smith, LCSW - Sheridan Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I offer individual counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling for adolescents and adults,. I have over 19 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide variety of issues. I utilize a Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral approach in a comforting environment. I strive to tailor counseling goals to each individual, and to assist those who desire to work through their struggles and improve their quality of life. I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
(716) 558-6105
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I offer individual counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling for adolescents and adults,. I have over 19 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a wide variety of issues. I utilize a Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral approach in a comforting environment. I strive to tailor counseling goals to each individual, and to assist those who desire to work through their struggles and improve their quality of life. I would be honored to be a part of your journey.
Photo of David Gordon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Verified
Making the choice to seek help can be extremely challenging and anxiety producing. Over the past 30 years, I have been committed and dedicated to helping individuals find positive ways to cope with a variety of stressors. We each experience life a little differently, and something that seems easy to handle for one person may be so difficult for another. Building a relationship is critical along with empowering you to dictate the areas that are most important for your growth and wellness. I strive to develop a nonjudgmental environment to help you best articulate how you are truly feeling.
(716) 708-4644
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Making the choice to seek help can be extremely challenging and anxiety producing. Over the past 30 years, I have been committed and dedicated to helping individuals find positive ways to cope with a variety of stressors. We each experience life a little differently, and something that seems easy to handle for one person may be so difficult for another. Building a relationship is critical along with empowering you to dictate the areas that are most important for your growth and wellness. I strive to develop a nonjudgmental environment to help you best articulate how you are truly feeling.
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Counselor, PhD, LMHC Verified
Verified
This was not the life you envisioned when you decided to have a family. You knew there would be tough days, of course, but not that nearly every day would be really, really difficult to get through. The tantrums that can last for hours, the almost constant arguments, the exasperating sullenness; you do not feel in control of your life anymore, much less your child’s behavior. Most days you just find yourself giving in to avoid major blow-ups and you know this is only making everything worse in the long run.
(716) 638-2618 x302
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This was not the life you envisioned when you decided to have a family. You knew there would be tough days, of course, but not that nearly every day would be really, really difficult to get through. The tantrums that can last for hours, the almost constant arguments, the exasperating sullenness; you do not feel in control of your life anymore, much less your child’s behavior. Most days you just find yourself giving in to avoid major blow-ups and you know this is only making everything worse in the long run.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MFLC Verified
Verified
Everyone has life challenges. When you feel overwhelmed or in need of assistance and education in dealing with those challenges, counseling can be the difference between remaining stuck in old patterns that cause pain and are no longer useful, and successfully working through the challenges. This includes healing old wounds and developing new ways to manage those challenges, ways that will bring more peace and joy into your life.
(716) 325-1397
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Everyone has life challenges. When you feel overwhelmed or in need of assistance and education in dealing with those challenges, counseling can be the difference between remaining stuck in old patterns that cause pain and are no longer useful, and successfully working through the challenges. This includes healing old wounds and developing new ways to manage those challenges, ways that will bring more peace and joy into your life.
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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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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.
Photo of Elizabeth Genco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Verified
Asking for help takes a tremendous amount of courage. I work to provide a warm environment to put clients at ease during this process. While some people struggle with long-standing challenges, others are overwhelmed with current stressors and need to get back on track or find new paths. I work holistically to help clients find balance in their lives and draw from a number of treatment approaches. Treatment is tailor-made to help you find solutions that meet your individual needs using a strength-based model.
(716) 936-8003
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Asking for help takes a tremendous amount of courage. I work to provide a warm environment to put clients at ease during this process. While some people struggle with long-standing challenges, others are overwhelmed with current stressors and need to get back on track or find new paths. I work holistically to help clients find balance in their lives and draw from a number of treatment approaches. Treatment is tailor-made to help you find solutions that meet your individual needs using a strength-based model.
Photo of Ashley Schimenti, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, MA Verified
Verified
*I‘m not currently accepting new clients at this time.* Are you a woman struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? I can help. I help women sort through their feelings and concerns. It is possible to feel better. In a judgement free environment, you will be welcomed to express your feelings, needs and struggles. Together we will work through your concerns and develop ways to navigate the ups and downs of life.
(716) 496-3877
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*I‘m not currently accepting new clients at this time.* Are you a woman struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues? I can help. I help women sort through their feelings and concerns. It is possible to feel better. In a judgement free environment, you will be welcomed to express your feelings, needs and struggles. Together we will work through your concerns and develop ways to navigate the ups and downs of life.
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Counselor, LMHC, CASAC Verified
Verified
Change, whether it be anticipated or unexpected, is challenging. Feeling stuck as well can cause you to doubt yourself. Life can leave you feeling unsure, lacking confidence, and at times questioning your choices or your relationships. I can help you develop the tools needed to reach your goals and overcome your fears. Transitions are a part of life. I can help you access your strengths and learn to use them now and in the future so you can face those tough and exciting experiences with confidence in your ability to succeed.
(716) 646-8297
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Change, whether it be anticipated or unexpected, is challenging. Feeling stuck as well can cause you to doubt yourself. Life can leave you feeling unsure, lacking confidence, and at times questioning your choices or your relationships. I can help you develop the tools needed to reach your goals and overcome your fears. Transitions are a part of life. I can help you access your strengths and learn to use them now and in the future so you can face those tough and exciting experiences with confidence in your ability to succeed.
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MHC-P, RYT Verified
Verified
You are a gift. You came into this world whole and complete. However, as we experience life, move through ebbs and flows and ups and downs, this can cause a shift in our perspective, leave emotional wounds, and sometimes we start to believe things about ourselves that just aren’t true. As a result, we can become distorted from our true nature. This can present as anxiety, depression, self-doubt, negative and intrusive thoughts, and isolation to name a few. The inner work is in clearing these distortions and understand the true nature of yourself. Together we can build the necessary tools and skills to improve your life!
(716) 333-8292
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You are a gift. You came into this world whole and complete. However, as we experience life, move through ebbs and flows and ups and downs, this can cause a shift in our perspective, leave emotional wounds, and sometimes we start to believe things about ourselves that just aren’t true. As a result, we can become distorted from our true nature. This can present as anxiety, depression, self-doubt, negative and intrusive thoughts, and isolation to name a few. The inner work is in clearing these distortions and understand the true nature of yourself. Together we can build the necessary tools and skills to improve your life!

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Therapists in Erie County are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Erie County. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Erie County

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