INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY
Personalized Psycheducation and Treatment
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. Since opening the doors of my practice in 2011, I have provided patients in the greater Buffalo area a wide range of mental health services. From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services are personalized.
DIAGNOSTIC CONSULTATION AND INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Child, Adolescent and Early Adult
My mission is to support individuals and families during difficult times through guidance, encouragement, and empowerment. I approach treatment as a growth process through cognitive, behavioral, and relational models using evidence-based interventions. I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents and families as well as conducting psychological, educational, and personality assessments.
I have over a decade's worth of experience working with issues such as disruptive behaviors, attention problems, over activity, anxiety and depression, divorce and separation, learning challenges, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, as well as providing parent consultation and support. I have additional experience working with college and university students and young adults.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults
I have extensive experience and interest in working with Autistic children, adolescents and adults (particularly those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1). Autistic individuals often experience comorbid challenges including: ADHD, Anxiety, obsessive thinking patterns and depressed mood which are often overlooked.
My approach is focused on neurodiversity education and acceptance. Brain differences are normal, not defined as deficits. Through the celebration of differences and acknowledgement of need for supports, we can reduce stigma and empower individuals and families. Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the non-punitive, non-adversarial, trauma-responsive model of care Dr. Greene originated and described in his various books, including The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model is an empirically-supported, evidence-based treatment. The model is based on the premise that concerning behavior occurs when the expectations being placed on a kid exceed the kid’s capacity to respond adaptively.
Having an Autistic child myself, I know well the necessary personal growth associated with parenting. I can help you and your family improve functioning and communication.
PARENTING EDUCATION & CONSULTATION
Solution-focused Skill Development
I offer individualized consultation and training for parents needing additional support including: communication strategies, behavioral intervention, skill development, and empowerment.
For some, coming to my office may be inconvenient due to work, travel, or college. Some may feel more comfortable joining treatment from their home. I utilize a confidential web-based platform to deliver video sessions.
COSTS & COVERAGE
I accept Commercial Insurance through : BCBS, Independent Health, and Univera. Private Pay options are also available. Most services are covered by commercial insurance plans with the exception of evaluation/testing, in-home consultations, and parenting seminars.
"Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and who insists that they become the best they can possibly be."