• 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.
    Crisis Services
    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.

    Catholic Charities
    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.
    Phone: 667-6331
    Dr. Lynn O’Connor, Ph.D.
    Phone: 662-5914
    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
    Jessica Sherman
    Assessment and referral services for teenagers who may involved with drug use. 
    Alcoholics Anonymous- “AA”
    Phone: 853-0388
    This is a support group for recovering alcoholics. Times and locations vary, call for local listings.

    Al-Anon & Alateen
    Phone: 856-2520
    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.

    Narcotics Anonymous
    Phone: 878-2316
    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
    Phone: 947-0316

    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

    P.I.N.S. Diversion
    Family Services Team/Early Intervention Program
    One Niagara Plaza
    Ground Floor, Room 29
    Buffalo, NY 14202 Phone: 858-8349