Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Buffalo, New York

Find a therapist in Buffalo, New York  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Buffalo to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Evan Steele

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Evan Steele and I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State. I've been practicing for nearly 20 years, and I'm the Director of 2 outpatient mental health clinics in Brooklyn. I also teach in a graduate Social Work program at Long Island University. I am Jewish and married for 22 years with 5 children. I employ a diversity of therapeutic methods, with an emphasis on solution-focused,... Read More
My name is Evan Steele and I'm a licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State. I've been practicing for nearly 20 years, and I'm the Director of 2 outpatient mental health clinics in Brooklyn. I also teach... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Cynthia Boucher

LCSW,LCSW
20 years experience
My name is Cynthia Boucher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City with over 15 years of experience working with children, families and adults. I am a passionate person who believes that everyone should live their life without judgement, fear or distress. A vast majority of my experience has been working with individuals that have an array of social and behavioral difficulties. Specifically, I've worked with individuals possessing a history... Read More
My name is Cynthia Boucher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City with over 15 years of experience working with children, families and adults. I am a passionate person who believes that everyone should live... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Dennies Libert

LCSW
13 years experience
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be happy, unfortunately challenges in life prevent us from achieving the happiness that we seek. My goal is to help others achieve their happiness. My name is Dennies Libert I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have practiced as a Psychotherapist for the past 13 years. I have also worked with individuals and families to... Read More
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be happy, unfortunately challenges in life prevent us from achieving the happiness that we seek. My goal is to help others achieve their happiness. My name is Dennies Libert... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Sophie Halpern

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 10 years of experience working in the human services field. I have lots of experience working directly with individuals in counseling and therapy and utilize a range of different approaches for supporting... Read More
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Colin Kowlessar

LMHC,CASAC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State with over 10 years of working experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and substance abuse issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral,... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State with over 10 years of working experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Angelina Gibbons

LCSW,MSW,BSSW
11 years experience
In the blink of an eye, the world has changed overnight. You may be struggling with insomnia or moods that upset you and that are damaging your intimate, family, and peer relationships. Recent changes in society and your living situation may have triggered life transitions which have sorely stretched your ability to cope. You may feel stuck in a repetitive cycle, making the same mistakes over and over without understanding why and feeling powerless to... Read More
In the blink of an eye, the world has changed overnight. You may be struggling with insomnia or moods that upset you and that are damaging your intimate, family, and peer relationships. Recent changes in society and your living situation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dan Fortunato

LCSW
5 years experience
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" Life is a journey with many hurdles and potholes, but these challenges are also tremendous learning opportunities. Hi, my name is Dan and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 5 years’ experience working as a therapist. I have supported people with a wide range of challenges and have witnessed amazing transformations. I have had the most experience working with... Read More
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" Life is a journey with many hurdles and potholes, but these challenges are also tremendous learning opportunities. Hi, my name is Dan and I am a licensed clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Sandra Singer

LCSW,J.D.
15 years experience
Hi. My name is Sandy Singer and I believe in the power of talking and therapy to change your life. I am a clinical social worker in New York and I have been in private practice in Manhattan, New York for 15 years. I work with young adults, adults, and the elderly who have a variety of struggles such as depression, anxiety, family conflicts, social anxiety, loneliness, going through life transitions and... Read More
Hi. My name is Sandy Singer and I believe in the power of talking and therapy to change your life. I am a clinical social worker in New York and I have been in private practice in Manhattan,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Amanda Nelson

LCSW
9 years experience
Are you looking for assistance in navigating through some of life's obstacles? Are you ready to unveil the best version of yourself? Then look no further! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the profession of offering support and guidance to others for 10+ years. I graduated from SUNY Stonybrook with a B.A. in Psychology, and a specialization in Child and Family Studies; I earned a MSW degree from CUNY Lehman, later... Read More
Are you looking for assistance in navigating through some of life's obstacles? Are you ready to unveil the best version of yourself? Then look no further! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the profession of offering support and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Guide to Finding Therapists in Buffalo, New York

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York. With a population of over 258,000 residents, area attractions include a visit to Niagara Falls which is located north of the city, the Edward M. Cotter fireboat (considered the world’s oldest active fireboat) and the third oldest zoo in the United States – the Buffalo Zoo.  Buffalo has faced a generational economic crisis and is starting to see a positive change with the announcement of Tesla opening up a plant and employing the area residents.

For decades, Buffalo has dealt with many issues within its city’s economy. Part of the Rust Belt, Buffalo was a highly populated city during the 1950s but has seen those people leave in droves for the suburbs and other cities in almost seventy years. With the loss of traditional manufacturing jobs, higher labor costs and the exodus of the city’s population, Buffalo quickly became one of the poorest cities in the United States. Unemployment for the city is now at 12.5% and a reported 31.2% of its city residents live below the poverty line with an annual income of $27,850. Crime is an issue for the city as it was ranked as the 15th-worst in the nation for violent crime.

A National Institute of Mental Health has found that one in every five adolescents ages 13-18 is currently living with a mental health condition.  New legislation has been enacted due to the growing mental health problems amongst Buffalo’s public schools’ children. Of those surveyed, 25.7% reported that they feel sad or hopeless almost every day for 2 weeks more in a row. In that group, 13.2% has thought about suicide and 9.2% of the high school students interviewed have attempted suicide. Recently, in efforts to combat the growing issues, The New York State Education Department has issued the “New York State Framework for Mental Health Education Instruction” to help administrators and teachers re-frame the conversation of mental health within the classrooms.

Lack of employment and increased poverty can contribute to stress and anxiety amongst a host of other mental health issues. Our Buffalo therapists can provide you with an individual treatment plan to help you during your journey to wellbeing.  Whether someone in your family suffers from a mental illness or you are one facing these issues, you do not have to do this alone at home, in relationships, or at work or school. Our expert therapist stays educated on current industry trends in approaches, and treatments. Rest assured that during your session, while you are sharing your thoughts and feelings, you are receiving the latest up-to-date services. First, determine the ailments that you suffer from while looking for recommendations and our community of trained professionals can help you demystify the process. When selecting your qualified Buffalo area professional, make sure that they are local and their office hours are compatible with yours. This ensures success when scheduling appointments and the ability to keep them with ease during your journey.

Questions to aid you during the research process are:

Why am I seeking help?
What are my goals in therapy?
Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
How long do I plan to attend therapy?
Does my problem need extra specialization?

It is important for you to find the right chemistry with your therapist as your therapy journey is about you and your needs. In many cases, a strong relationship with your therapist will aide in the success of your treatment as they will help you process the challenges that arise in your life. Take time to connect by viewing their profiles, bios, and blog posts. Once you have narrowed down the list of therapists that meet your needs, locations, and schedule, take time to call them for a phone interview to see if you like their style and if they were empathetic and interested. Mental health does not discriminate against race, age or gender and finding the right therapist does not need to add to that stress or confusion. Investing in you is important and we wish you the best in your personal journey of making a change for a better life. There is help in restoring your joy and hope as you do not have to struggle alone.

Our directory will give you an idea of therapists in your area. Time invested in finding the right therapist for you is an investment for the future.