Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY
I specialize in working with preteens and teens in order to help them cope with the large variety of challenges that face today's youth. Whether it be lack of self esteem, relocation to a new school, home and family problems or just general anxiety and depression. Eating disorders, self harm and substance abuse are prevalent among today's youth, and some early intervention can help counteract these negative influences.
Laurie Agnello, LMHC, CASAC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ CASAC, MsED, NCC
4248 Ridge Lea Road Suite 12, Buffalo , NY
As a school based counselor in Wayne and Monroe counties, for many years I had the opportunity to counsel young children, adolescents and teens individually and in a group setting. At the high school level I have taught a class in several high schools called "Reconnecting Youth." This class addressed academics, drug use and social skills. In a high school setting students were seen for counseling to address concerns of self esteem, anger, drug use, bullying and various other issues and concerns. I have counseling children K-12th grade with family issues including having a family member who had a drug addiction.
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, NY
Young children are often overlooked as an age group that suffer from stress. Hearing adults discuss trouble at work or in the world, older sibling issues or a special needs child in the family who takes up so much their parents time, death of a grandparent or parent, illness, school bulling, parents arguing over stress or worse, stonewalling each other and not talking at all. We have caring licensed counselors who are here to help your children feel more confident and secure about themselves.