Experienced Marriage Counselors in Buffalo, NY

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Zalman Nelson, LMSW

Licensed Professional Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Zalman

Online Therapist / Coach

I help couples and parents by working with the individuals. Helping them be ready to work with their parents, connection and communicate, and create together the marriage and family they dream of.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Personal Growth and Change
  • Relationships
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Addictions & Co-Dependence
  • Ongoing Impact of One's Past
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting
  • Spiritual Issues

Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
Phone & Email:  Connect With Wendy

Within Driving Distance of Buffalo, NY

I believe every couple can be a "successful couple" with the right knowledge & desire by altering our expectations and learning how to manage conflict in healthy productive ways. The right skills are as important as the right partner.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples
  • Life Transitions
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Changes
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Carol Munschauer, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
Phone & Email:  Connect With Carol

Within Driving Distance of Buffalo, NY

Couples, Families and Relationships. The model I use to work with couples is an intersubjective model. This means that two people can think two different things and both be "right." Healing involves helping understand why and how the other sees things the way they do.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Interpersonal anxiety
  • Personality constraints
  • Identity confusion
  • Mood disorders
  • Vague emotional discomforts
  • Infertility
  • Gender dysphoria and LGBT
  • Middle Age Concerns

Frederick Marschner, LCSW-R; CASAC

Licensed Clinical Soical Worker, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Frederick

Within Driving Distance of Buffalo, NY

I assess the current situation and illicit from each person their goals for coming to counseling in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental manor. I then work to help stabilize the relationship and work to resolve underlying issues.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Truama/Post Traumtic Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Adult children of alcohol/Addict
  • Codependency
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues

Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Lesley

Within Driving Distance of Buffalo, NY

Relationships can be difficult. Sometimes we struggle to understand and connect with our partners. We don't always know how to communicate in ways that get the message across respectfully. I can help you and/or your partner regain balance and relate to each other again.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence
  • Life Purpose/Meaning

Philip Kolba, MA

Phone & Email:  Connect With Philip

Online Therapist / Coach

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Kevin

Therapist / Coach

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching

Laurie Agnello, LMHC, CASAC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ CASAC, MsED, NCC
Phone & Email:  Connect With Laurie

Within Driving Distance of Buffalo, NY

As a family and marriage counselor / couples counselor I can assist individuals in exploring and developing effective communication styles and healthy coping skills.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Drug And Alcohol Counselor
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Family & Couples Counseling
  • Adjustment Disorders
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Related Sites:
City of Buffalo
New York State Education Department Office of Mental Health Professions

Family Therapy Buffalo, NY

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

Buffalo New York is more than just an urban jungle like most believe; it's also a treasured little city vast with history and adventure. The Theodore Roosevelt National Historic Site is the place where President Roosevelt took the oath of office.1 Buffalo's in-depth heritage does not stop there, however. The Nash House Museum and the Michigan Street Baptist Church are key locations where history buffs can experience Buffalo's function as an integral portion of the Underground Railroad. For a more involved family journey, the Explore More Children's Museum is the only museum in the state designed specifically for kids. The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is the world's only carrousel museum, and here kids can enjoy a ride on an older carrousel. Martin's Fantasy Island is available part of the year and offers hundreds of rides and activities that entertain children and adults alike. Available 365 days out of the year, Buffalo's Adventure Landing offers miniature golf courses as well as a giant arcade. Kids can also find fun building their new best friends at the Teddy Bear Factory on site.

Marriage and Family Mental Health in Buffalo

The Parent Network of Western New York is a non-profit organization that provides many free resources to parents of children with a mental health or behavioral health issue. The agency helps empower parents to improve their ability to communicate with their child, control their child's behavioral outbursts, and provide for their child's greater mental health needs. The Prevent the Storm educational program provides one-on-one and group training for parents whose child exhibits periodic uncontrollable behavior. These workshops cover topics such as understanding behavioral health issues, advocating for one's child, and preventing bullying. To learn more about these services, call 716-332-4170.2

Families with a developmentally disabled loved one can access support services through the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. That agency's Family Support Services connect families to recreational activities and therapeutic camps to build social skills, after-school programs to facilitate improved academic performance, and support groups for loved ones who serve as caretakers. The agency will also intervene in times of crisis, such as when a disabled loved one becomes ill, in order to stabilize and preserve the family. For further details, call 716-517-2178.3

Positive youth development programs in the Buffalo region are devised and supported by the Erie County Department of Social Services Youth Bureau. These programs range from leadership development to job readiness to mentoring to ensure the city's youth have the direction and support they need to reach their potential. Services for homeless and runaway youth are also available and focus on helping them acquire skills to stabilize their lives and overcome obstacles to healthy living. Additional information about these services is available by calling 716-923-4000.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The Family Help Center is dedicated to providing free services to families in crisis in the Buffalo area. For children and young people, daycare services, youth groups, and leadership development workshops are available. Home-based services seek out maladaptive behaviors that put the family at risk for neglect or violence. Families that struggle with substance abuse can also participate in short-term intervention programs that focus on recovery and maintenance of healthy behaviors. The agency also operates a 24-hour, seven-day a week hotline for families who are under tremendous stress. That number is 716-892-2172.5


1. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. (2014). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.trsite.org/
2. Parent Network of Western New York. (2013). Prevent the Storm. Retrieved from http://www.parentnetworkwny.org/prevent-the-storm
3. New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. (2012). Family Support Services. Retrieved from http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/opwdd_services_supports/supports_for_independent_and_family_living/family_support_services
4. Erie County Department of Social Services. (2014). Youth Bureau. Retrieved from http://www2.erie.gov/socialservices/index.php?q=youth-bureau
5. Family Help Center. (2014). Agency Services. Retrieved from http://familyhelpcenter.net/agency/index.html

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