Counseling in Buffalo, NY. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Buffalo, New York will help you make the changes you want.


Carol Munschauer, Ph.D

Carol Munschauer, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst

605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226 | 716-835-8288

Emotional pain does not connote mental illness. My practice is a return to the Old Fashioned Doctor Patient Relationship with an emphasis on confidentiality ,no electronic records or indelible pathological diagnoses. Emotional states vary with the personal context.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC

Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 11B, Amherst, New York 14226 | (716) 926-6009

Hi, my name is Lesley. I know that life can sometimes be challenging. You may feel you've gotten "off track" or that no one "gets" you. I provide a comfortable space to talk about your concerns, and will work with you to help you feel better and get back "on track."

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

I love working with people and helping them grow, overcome obstacles, and discover themselves. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with - to help you feel better and be more settled and in control of your life and your future.

Buffalo Centre

95 John Muir Drive, Suite 104, Buffalo, New York

Buffalo Centre for the treatment of eating disorders. Today the struggle ends.

Frederick Marschner, LCSW-R; CASAC

Frederick Marschner, LCSW-R; CASAC

Licensed Clinical Soical Worker, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor

1876 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 101, Tonawanda, New York 14150 | 716-698-0196

I believe in providing a practical and interactive experience for my clients in a sensitive, supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. I strive to work with my clients to have a sense of hope for the future and that their situations will improve.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.


Related Sites:
City of Buffalo
New York State Education Department Office of Mental Health Professions

Therapy Buffalo, NY

Counseling West Seneca, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, Kenliworth, Old Fort Erie, Waverly Beach

Buffalo New York is filled with an assortment of experiences. As the second largest city in the state, no one can claim that there's a lack of activity. However, most would be surprised to find that there is actually a plethora of outdoor recreation aside the buzz of urban life. The Buffalo Zoo, for example, has a section called Rainforest Falls, which is a recreation of Venezuela's Canaima National Park, where the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, resides.1 Additionally, there is Beaver Island State Park, which is almost 1000 acres and offers opportunities for fishing, hunting, golfing, biking, as well as many other related activities. The Erie Basin Marina is an equally enthralling venture, where water enthusiasts can go boating and visitors can make arrangements to tour Lake Erie. The Darien Lake Resort brings outdoor adventure and family fun together, as a thrilling Theme Park and Water Park Resort.

Mental Health in Buffalo

Children and adults who are currently receiving mental health services can be paired with a mentor who provides emotional and social support as part of the programming offered by Compeer of Greater Buffalo. The agency recruits volunteers who undergo training and devote time each week to their assigned friend. Mentors work with their friends to promote healthy behaviors, raise self-esteem, improve social skills, and encourage self-sufficiency. By providing a positive role model for mentally ill individuals, Compeer increases the likelihood that their clients will continue on a path to improved mental health. To inquire about the program, call 716-883-3331.2

Child and Family Services of Buffalo offers an anger management group for children and young adults between the ages of 13 and 20. This skills-based group teaches participants strategies for managing their emotions and expressing their feelings in a productive manner. Each individual explores what triggers their responses and devises appropriate reactions to situations that provoke their anger. To learn more, call 716-842-2750.3

Children or adults who are experiencing a mental health emergency can seek comfort and guidance via the Mental Health Association of Erie County. The organization operates two crisis hotlines to ensure that children and adults in the community have access to services 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. The child hotline workers can provide assistance over the phone, or are available to meet with children and their parent or guardian in the community. The adult hotline helps individuals relieve emotional distress, deal with aggressive or harmful thoughts, and connect with local emergency resources. This emergency number can be reached at 716-834-3131, while the child hotline can be reached at 716-882-4357.4

Current Initiatives

The Sexual Minority Initiative is a program designed by Evergreen Health Services of Western New York. The purpose of the initiative is to increase access to medical and mental health services, while raising awareness of issues that impact the LGBTQ community. One of the hallmarks of the initiative is the Life Changes Program, which reaches out to young gay men of color who face many obstacles to sound mental health and overall wellbeing. The initiative assists this population by providing access to housing, health promotion activities, education programs, and mental health care services. Additional details about this initiative are available by calling 716-847-0212.5


References

1. Buffalo Zoo. (2017). Animals. Retrieved from http://www.buffalozoo.org/animals.html
2. Compeer of Greater Buffalo. (2016). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.compeerbuffalo.org/home.html
3. Child and Family Services of Buffalo. (2017). Anger Management. Retrieved from http://www.cfsbny.org/programs/counseling/anger-management.aspx
4. Mental Health Association of Erie County. (2016). Crisis Services. Retrieved from http://www.eriemha.org/crisis.php
5. Evergreen Health Services of Western New York. (2017). Initiatives. Retrieved from http://www.evergreenhs.org/initiatives.php

Buffalo is located in Erie County, New York. It has a land area of 40.38 square miles and a water area of 12.10 square miles.  The population of Buffalo is 258,071 people with 110,549 households and a median annual income of $31,918. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Buffalo, NY

Difficult yet possible - ask your therapist

Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Buffalo. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Buffalo. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Buffalo public health department.