It is my belief that every human has the answers that they seek deep within themselves. My job is simply to give you a safe space to help you navigate and uncover the solutions to problems or answers to questions that you subconsciously already have the answers to. After all, nobody knows you better than you! Together we will process the areas that you need support in as well identify strengths and appropriate coping skills to build up your ability to deal with life on life’s terms instead of resorting to old, negative coping skills that no longer serve a purpose in your life.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 16 years experience working with individuals on a variety of needs. I have worked at an outpatient mental health clinic, in a therapeutic preschool, and, most recently, ran and directed a college counseling center. My past experiences include working with adults, families, students of all ages, and children as young as 3. I am currently working with adults and children as young as 12 but will consider younger children on a case by case basis.
My clients come to me for a number of reasons, but one common theme throughout is a need for self-care and self-love. My job is to facilitate self-care and coping in a way that brings a client contentment and joy. I want clients to look forward to their sessions with me as a time to attend to their own emotional needs, learn, grow, and develop. They want a safe space with unconditional support to work through and - importantly - find feasible solutions to their unique problems. I am known for my blend of personalized, positive/strengths-based, creative, and feasible cognitive behavior therapies. (Check out my photos!)
My focus has been to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I have been able to help my clients achieve this by using a wraparound approach, which includes the client, and their providers in order to assure everyone is working together, all while providing a neutral safe space.
On life's journey there can be bumps, hills and mountains for us to climb. At times, that climb may feel impossible and you may feel unable to do it alone. Reaching out for someone to help you move forward is not easy, it takes courage and strength. I would be honored to help you climb those bumps, hills and mountains. Together we can discover what you need to find inner peace and contentment.
Hello! I'm Lorraine and I have been working in mental health for over 29 years. There are times when life can become overwhelming with stress, depression, traumatic experiences and even loss. “Please know that you are not alone” My goal is to guide you through your journey of healing and to strengthen the skills needed to improve the quality of your emotional health.
Hello Beautiful! Yes you! I believe every part of you is important & that you CAN find what you seek & achieve a balance. Sometimes we just need someone to listen. My ears are all yours! I strive to create a safe space for us to work together one step at a time, building a trusting relationship where we can explore your world, what you are experiencing & what you need. Together we will create a plan of treatment to help you achieve your goals! I have a varied & unique background of life experiences that I apply to my practice; & enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life.
**Due to COVID, there were some intake issues; everything is resolved now and I am able to take calls.** We sometimes find ourselves struggling with major life changes, day-to-day stressors, and physical health issues. These can lead to depression, anxiety, panic, and/or other negative feelings that can be overwhelming and cause disruption in day-to-day functioning and in relationships. Sometimes, these situations and feelings can even trigger traumas from the past, which can lead to further dysfunction. It can be a tough decision to take the step to call a therapist, but it can also be the first step towards taking back your life.
"Some prisons don't require bars to keep people locked inside. All it takes is their perception that they belong there. A soul who believes that he/she can't leave, doesn't." Sometimes it just takes someone to help support you through your process of breaking free, so you can grow as you are meant to. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has had 10+ years experience conducting Mental Health counseling to adults & children, & providing Domestic Violence advocacy, assisting survivors through the Family Court & Criminal Court process, safety planning, & being an emotional support through the healing process.
Are you anxious? Struggling with depression? I’m here to help. I utilize CBT and Motivational Interviewing with my clients and have been in practice since 2014. I believe recovery is possible for everyone and getting help is the first step toward changing your life. Feel free to reach out with any inquires, I’d love to start this journey of healing and wellness with you.
Congratulations to you for making this first step. I know this isn't the most exciting thing you could be doing, scanning through therapist after therapist, and finding the "perfect fit" is hard. If you're looking for somebody to make you feel like yourself again, or maybe a new version of yourself, you've found her. Whether it be working through depression & anxiety, healing from your past or simply those overwhelming running thoughts that don't seem to stop, I can do my best to help, and if your lucky, maybe share a few laughs along the way too.
I enjoy helping individuals and couples utilize strengths as well as new skills to overcome personal challenges and relationship problems. I believe the relationships we have in our life can have a significant impact on our mental health and overall life satisfaction. Have relationships negatively affected your self-esteem, caused anxiety and depressed feelings, or opened your eyes to other concerns you would like to address? I can help you to find meaning in the difficulties you are facing, and learn to create satisfying relationships and outcomes that you want in your life.
I truly enjoy working with my clients to help them meet their goals. I have a very wide range of experience working with clients who have struggled with many challenges including anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship stressors, ADHD, autism, relational and attachment trauma, and every day stress.
Life can often be challenging. You may feel you've gotten "off track" and need some direction. You may be overwhelmed with things and don't know what to do or how to make it better. It may be starting to affect your relationships, and you don't know how to stop it. You may be wondering what's wrong with you and why this keeps happening, or whether you're depressed. Perhaps you're having panic attacks that come out of nowhere. Or maybe you seem to have developed social anxiety. Perhaps you just don't feel like yourself or aren't content with your life. You want things to be different, you just don't know how to make that happen. You might be wondering whether you're always going to feel this way. You've got a lot going for you, you've accomplished quite a bit, but it still feels like there's something missing. You're not sure what else to do. Most of us feel this way at some point in our lives. Especially when trying to handle the stress of life, relationships and the impact of certain events all at once.
Throughout my career I have worked with DV, at risk youth, mentally ill, substance abuse, forensic mental health, court mandated clients in residential settings, OPMH clinics, treatment courts, NYS prisons & state operated psychiatric centers. I also have supervised the service delivery of several community based programs (SPOA, AOT, Hospital Diversion, Forensic Case Management, Crisis Services Coordination, Youth in Probation, Raise the Age & partnered w/ DSS to provide Behavioral Health/Recovery services to jointly served CPS clients). No matter the client, setting or issue I treat everyone with the the respect they deserve.
Are you a young adult or adult who would like to learn strategies to improve focus and attention or are you a parent of a teen who is struggling academically? Are you or your child struggling with depressed mood or anxiety? By working together and using what works, I'm sure your goals can be achieved.
Congratulations! If you are reading this, you have found the courage to take an important step towards taking care of yourself. Perhaps counseling is something you have been putting off for a long time believing that others would judge you as weak, or that other needs in your life were more important. We have all experienced various degrees of trauma in our lives. Sometimes we find it difficult to move forward because of overwhelming emotions and self-limiting beliefs. Obtaining counseling is in fact a strong and wise decision. I would consider it a privilege to join you on your journey of discovery and healing.
Hello! I’m Krysta and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and young adults. Many of the patients that I have worked with have struggled with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Emotion Regulation & Mood Disorders, Behavioral, Educational and Vocational issues, Relationships, Family conflict and just the day to day stressors of life. I have experience working in Residential, School and Outpatient settings. Instilling hope within patients is my ultimate goal along with making sure their needs are being met and that they are receiving the utmost guidance and care.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have over 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. I have worked in numerous settings including: outpatient, inpatient, residential and detention settings. I have experience and a strong interest in working with folks ages 3 and up. I have developed a proficiency in treating issues of attachment, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Trauma, foster care or adoption, identity struggles, juvenile offenders, those who self-injure and many different behavioral disorders as well as the associated parenting difficulties.
I provide a therapeutic approach that is supportive, compassionate and practical. Together we will explore your past experiences, understand the symptoms you wish to manage and develop a plan to help you live and feel bettr. I am EMDR trained and integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to you. While making changes is hard, I will provide support and guidance as you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Newfane are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Newfane then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Newfane, or Child Psychologists in Newfane.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Newfane psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Newfane specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.