Need Help? Not sure where to go?
Refer to the Counseling Resources List.
This is a list of counselors, support groups and other community resources that you may wish to access. Choosing a therapist or agency that best suits your needs is a very important and personal decision. Please note that this is only a partial list of resources available in the WNY area. Be sure to consult with your physician for additional referrals or recommendations. You may also want to check with your health insurance to see which providers are covered.
2969 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214 Phone: 834-3131 or call Kids Help Line at 834-1144
This is a 24-hour help line service that is open 7 days a week. You can call anonymously if you’re feeling suicidal or if you are experiencing any type of crisis. A crisis counselor is available at all times and ready to help you.Spectrum Cares882-HELP 882-4357Agency on call 24/7 to assist families in resolving crisis situations.Alternate Roots Center for Transformation
Linda Abrams, Certified Social Worker and CASAC
162 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 868-8010
Linda is in private practice and provides counseling to adolescents, adults and families. She specializes in the following areas: identity/self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, substance abuse and life transitions issues. Linda’s clinical style is solution-focused, strength-based and holistic. She utilizes techniques, which include expressive arts and mindfulness practices.
Best Self- locations in Hamburg and Orchard Park. Call 888-0888 for an appointment.
9 E. Union Street
Hamburg, NY 14075 Phone: 648-6515
This is an outpatient mental health agency. Catholic Charities mostly works with families experiencing any type of problems. They can refer to a psychiatrist at Monsignor Carr if needed.
Baker Victory Services Outpatient Clinic
650 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218 Phone: 828-9700
Child & Family Services
330 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202 Phone: 842-2750Dr.
Howard Hitzel, Ph.D. (Psychologist)
Dr. Hitzel offers counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has a particular interest in working with adults and couples who express concerns related to anxiety or depression, interpersonal or relational difficulties, parenting problems, excessive stress or family discord. Counseling with adolescents will focus on anxiety or depression, behavioral and school problems, adjustment difficulties, and problematic relationships with family or peers.
Dr. Tedd Habberfield, Ph.D. (Psychologist)
37 South Cayuga Road
Buffalo, NY 14221 Phone: 626-7492
Dr. Habberfield specializes in adolescent depression/anxiety and mood disorders in males.
Patricia Jones, Certified Social Worker
552 Linden Avenue
East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: 652-8100
Patricia is in private practice at East Aurora Psychological Services. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and families. Her areas of expertise are in treatment of child sexual abuse, foster care/adoption issues, ADHD, behavioral problems, separation/divorce, and childhood loss/grief issues. She also specializes in adults experiencing anxiety, depression and adjustment issues and grief/loss.
Dr. Karen McClintock, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynn O’Connor, Ph.D.
3959 North Buffalo Road
Buffalo, NY 14217
Both psychologists specialize in treating adolescents and families presenting with a variety of different issues.
Ms. Brenda Whalen M.S. Ed.
3859 North Buffalo Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
WNY Psychotherapy Services
3065 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone: 675-9232
Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Practice
5330 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 626-9016
Dr. Junaid Hashim
1275 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209 Phone: 886-5493Dr. Ewen Macpherson, MD
3350 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214 Phone: 835-4011
Suburban Psychiatric Associates
(Dr. Chris Martin & Dr. Holly Mutton specialize in treating adolescents)
85 Bryant Woods
Amherst, NY 14228 Phone: 689-3333 Suburban Psychiatric Associates4535 Southwestern Blvd. HAmburg, NY 14075Rosalina Rizzo, LCSW-R
Dr. Brian Joseph
5280 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: 633-5997
Substance Abuse Services:
Kids Escaping Drugs: 716-827-9466
Assessment and referral services for teenagers who may involved with drug use.
Alcoholics Anonymous- “AA”
This is a support group for recovering alcoholics. Times and locations vary, call for local listings.
Al-Anon & Alateen
These are support groups for family and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is specifically for teenagers affected by someone’s drinking. Times and locations vary, call for listings.
This is similar to AA, but is meant for those who abuse illegal or prescription drugs.
TLC Health Network
7020 Erie Road
Derby, NY 14047
Spectrum Human Services
227 Thorn Avenue
Orchard Park, NY 14127 Phone: 662-6638
Outpatient mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment.Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
1625 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216 Phone: 831-2298Horizon Health ServicesAgency that provides outpatient services for teens and adults dealing with drug and alcohol issues. Also deals with families.662-6802
Family Services Team/Early Intervention Program
One Niagara Plaza
Ground Floor, Room 29
Buffalo, NY 14202 Phone: 858-8349