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Online therapy in Buffalo

Recently, online therapy became a popular mode of treatment for mental health in the United States. One in four people would like to see therapy available around the clock and make an appointment in an emergency situation. Many psychologists and therapists use Skype to allow patients to talk with them from their homes.

Online therapy in Buffalo is provided by qualified professionals who offer confidential and affordable sessions through video chat technology. In addition to those who fear traveling to a location for fear of personal safety, many people lack the time required for traditional therapy. Online therapy sessions can be scheduled with a therapist at any time and from anywhere in the world as long as there is internet access. Many therapists work with their clients through email or texting as well.

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Mental Health in Buffalo

The biggest mental health condition in Buffalo is depression. Depression is characterized by the loss of interest or pleasure in activities, difficulty sleeping or excessive sleep, feeling irritable or sad much of the time, decreased energy, and poor concentration. Depression rates are higher among women than men for any given year. The next most prevalent mental health conditions are anxiety and bipolar disorder. Anxiety includes feelings of fear or nervousness that occur for no apparent reason, trouble concentrating, and restlessness or feeling keyed up. Bipolar disorder consists of alternating periods of highs (mania) with lows (depression).

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in New York state. Nicotine addiction can occur even if you are exposed to second-hand smoke, start smoking at a later age or smoke infrequently. Drug abuse is also very prevalent in Western New York. For example, the abuse of opioids has led to an increase in overdose-related deaths. Finally, the rate of suicide is rising in Buffalo. Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in New York state.


Best Therapists in Buffalo

James Gardner, PhD.

Dr. James Gardner 48-year-old is a top-rated therapist in Buffalo who specializes in working with children and teens experiencing oppositional behavior, anger management concerns, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment to divorce issues of their parents/guardians, etc.) He has over 20 years of experience providing family counseling services for the Niagara County Department of Social Services (child protective services). Dr. Gardner offers individual counseling sessions to his clients that are 50 minutes long he helps them cope with psychological issues in their lives.

Mary Wrobel PsyD, LMHC

Mary is a Marriage and family therapist who uses an eclectic approach to counseling which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art expression, etc. She is able to work with children, adolescents, and adult clients on various mental health issues; such as anxiety disorders, relationship problems/concerns, anger management concerns, etc. The doctor has been providing therapy services for 30+ years helping her clients overcome psychological distress by teaching them the skills necessary to cope with life’s vicissitudes.

Michael Nuccitelli PsyD., MBA

Dr. Nuccitelli earned a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, a master’s degree from Plymouth State University, and a bachelor of arts from the University of New Hampshire. He is an associate professor at D’Youville College where he teaches graduate courses in mental health counseling, psychological assessment, and diagnosis. Dr. Nuccitelli conducts therapy sessions with adults, children as well as adolescents dealing with various problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, gender identity disorder/concerns, etc.

Sharon Barbano EdD., LCSW

Dr. Sharon Barbano earned her doctorate in education (EdD), her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), both degrees were attained at The College at Brockport; she furthered her education by earning another advanced degree, a Master of Science degree in gerontology. She worked at University at Buffalo Counseling and Psychological Services from 2003-2012 where she provided psychological health services to adult clients dealing with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc. In 2013, Dr. Barbano decided to open up her own private practice on Hertel Avenue where she provides therapy sessions for adults of all ages who deal with various mental health issues such as eating disorders, relationship problems/concerns, anger management concerns, etc.

Stephen Alesch DDS

Dr. Stephen Alesch is a dentist that has been practicing dentistry since 1985. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dent graduating in 1983 with his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Dr. Alesch is a strong believer in holistic dental care as he has been practicing it since his graduation from the University at Buffalo’s dental school. In addition to providing general dentistry services, he also provides therapy sessions for adults who are dealing with psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, etc.

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Common types of therapies in Buffalo

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Buffalo is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Buffalo is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Buffalo focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

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Psychologists or therapists in Buffalo help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Buffalo area therapist.  Online therapy in Buffalo is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Buffalo via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Buffalo free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Buffalo area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Buffalo also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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