WNY Psychotherapy Services

 

             Our Providers

OUR PROVIDERS:  Each provider at WNY Psychotherapy Services is independently licensed. Professionals represented include: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. With over twenty professional providers having diverse backgrounds and specializations, we are able to address our patients' needs.  See our current providers and locations below.  Click on your provider to view their background, schedule and to access "new patient" forms.

 

Linda Aidala, Ph.D. - Amherst Location - Dr. Aidala focuses on the treatment of adults and young adults 18 years & up and families concerning relationships, divorce or separation, relocation, empty nest syndrome, work/retirement, returning to work after a period of absence, women’s issues, caregiver support, blended family issues, grief, depression, family of origin issues, chronic illness, life transitions, stress management and multi-generational issues. 
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Gary L. Bernstein, Ph.D. - Amherst Location - Dr. Bernstein, provides treatment services of children (ages 5 and up), adults, couples, and families seeking to make positive changes to strengthen themselves and their relationships, or those who need assistance to overcome or recover from adversity. He has over 30 years of experience treating disruptive negative interpersonal patterns, competency issues in children, individuation, and relationship difficulties.  Read more...

Anthony Bongiovanni, Ph.D. - Amherst & Orchard Park Location - Dr. Bongiovanni is a Child Psychologist who has over 40 years experience specializing in the evaluation and treatment of preschool children, young children, adolescents and families. He focuses on the evaluation and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has extensive experience with the Court system in conducting Custody/Visitation Evaluations and Child Sexual Abuse Evaluations as well as providing Expert testimony.   Read more...

Sally Briggs, Ph.D. - Amherst & Orchard Park Location - Dr. Briggs specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents in individual, couple and family therapy. Practicing since 1976, she has varied training and experience treating depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties and compulsive disorders including substance abuse and eating disorders.  She also teacheRead more...

Julie Carlin Kramer, LCSW - Amherst Location - Ms. Kramer works with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, families and adults who are experiencing challenges in parenting, family conflict, disrupted parent/child relationships, co-parenting and struggles associated with blended families. She works with children that have ADHD and Behavioral issues.  She is also able to assist with healing from sexual abuse, domestic abuse, neglect, separation/divorce, couple counseling issues, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and personal challenges.  Read more...

Barbara Christman, LCSW - Amherst & Orchard Park LocationMs. Christman has 30 years’ experience in a variety of settings providing individual, marital and family therapy.   She works with children, adolescents, families and adults who are experiencing challenges in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, life transitions, illness, grief and loss, relationship and family problems.  Read more...

Annie Coburn Kane, LCSW - Amherst Location - Ms. Coburn-Kane works with all ages and families focusing on issues of attachment and loss, anxiety, depression, bi-polar and personality disorders, as well as parenting issues. She believes in using a holistic approach to support change and promote emotional, physical, spiritual healing and wellness. Annie's therapeutic orientation combines a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates Mindfulness Meditation and Animal Assisted Therapy.  Read more...

Erin Cornelius, Ph.D. - Orchard Park Location - Dr. Cornelius is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Cornelius has training in the treatment of ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, relationship issues, and trauma. Dr. Cornelius also has significant experience performing ADHD evaluations on school-age children and adults.  Read more...

Matthew Davis, LCSW - Amherst Location - Mr. Davis provides treatment services to children (10 years and above), adolescents, adults, families and couples seeking to make positive changes in their lives, strengthen their relationships with others and/or overcome barriers in their lives.  His practice techniques utilize a person centered, strength based perspective to help build trusting therapeutic relationships that will foster clients in their ability to move towards change.  Read more...

Angelina Delgosha, LCSW - Amherst Location - Ms. Delgosha specializes in adults 16 years and up dealing with relationship break up issues, separation and divorce, marital/couples, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, addictions and anger- management. She also has experience helping adults deal with life changes, stress, interpersonal relationship issues, parenting and family issues and mood disorders.  Read more...

Stefania Fynn-Aikins, PMHNP-BC - Orchard Park Location - Stefania Fynn-Aikins is a Board Certified Adult Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 15years of experience in the field of psychiatry. Ms Fynn-Aikins has worked in both acute setting and outpatient clinics with admitting privileges at BryLin Hospital and consulting privileges at Mercy Hospital and Eastern Niagara Hospitals in Lockport and Newfane as well as consulting for Newfane Rehabilitation Nursing Home and Odd Fellow Rebecka Nursing home.  Read more...

Scott A. Gee, LCSW - Amherst Location - Mr. Gee treats adults and adolescents 15 and up dealing with adjustment issues, stress, depression, anxiety, panic, excessive or uncontrolled anger, grief, chronic  pain and personality disorders. He also works with those that have experienced sexual trauma, life crisis issues, alcohol and chemical dependency issues, phobias, pornography, gambling and domestic violence (victims or perpetrators).  Read more...

Mary Jo Gervase, LCSW - Amherst Location - Ms Gervase works with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Individualized Treatment Modalities with an eclectic and holistic approach tailored to the individuals needs including: Cognitive- Behavioral, Psycho-educational, Trauma focused, Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement, Play Therapy, Strength based, Task Centered, Empowerment and Solution focused. Read more...

Mackenzie Halker Davis, LCSW - Amherst Location - Ms. Halker Davis specializes in the treatment of adults, adolescents (12 and up) and families. She has ten years experience helping people with adjusting to life changes, self-esteem, interpersonal relationship issues, depression, and anxiety.  Ms. Halker also has experience assisting individuals who are recovering from chemical dependency.   Read more...

Marlene Longdon, PMHNP-BC - Amherst Location - Marlene Longdon is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treating individuals 18 years and older. She has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. Ms. Longdon specializes in mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and eating disorders.  While having an extensive background and belief in psychotherapy, her current practice focuses on the assessment and medication treatment of psychiatric symptoms.  Read more...

Robert Minkoff, Ph.D. - Amherst Location - Dr. Minkoff specializes in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, family conflict and marital/couple therapy. He has expertise in relaxation techniques. Dr. Minkoff utilizes individual, couple and family therapy modalities to treat adolescents and adults.  In addition, Dr. Minkoff is as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Erie Community College. Department of Psychology at Erie Community College.  Read more...

Vicki Murphy, PMHNP - BC - Amherst Location - Vicki Murphy works with children and adolescents under the age of 18. She is a psychiatric mental health Nurse Practitioner who is board certified to provide psychiatric assessment (for diagnosis), and medication management. Ms. Murphy has been in the mental health field for over 40 years. For the past ten years, she has been working with parents, children, counselors, educators and pediatrician to facilitate care for children struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood and behavioral issues that have significantly interfered with developmentally appropriate functional ability and progress.   Read more...

Linda Nash, Ph.D. - Amherst Location - Dr. Nash has been in private practice for more than 25 years. In the past, she conducted research, held faculty positions at various universities and has numerous publications. Dr. Nash utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and psychodynamic approaches to treatment.  Dr. Nash's specialty is in psychological aspects of medical illness and adjustment to negative life events. However, she enjoys working with children and offers individual therapy to children (ages 3 and up), with anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and behavioral disorders.  Read more...

Bruce Pace, Ph.D. - Amherst & Orchard Park Location - Dr. Pace works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. He has 20 years of experience and training in the treatment of: anxiety, depression, assessment, child behavior problems, anger management, substance abuse, trauma, and family relationship issues. He conducts evaluations of and treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Dr. Pace is a generalist in that he will work with most problems. His approach is Cognitive-Behavioral.   Read more...

Tracey E. Pay, LCSW - Amherst Location - Ms. Pay provides psychotherapy to children ages 14 and up, adolescents and adults.  Her experiences include working intensively in outpatient community based settings with emotionally disturbed youth in foster care as well as children and adolescents with a history of depression, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD.  Ms. Pay utilizes a psychodynamic treatment philosophy, which involves a variety of research based methods that are tailored to each person’s needs.  Read more...

John Perak, LCSW - Amherst Location - Mr. Perak is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years experience specializing in Family Services/therapy, Mental Health, Addictions and Recovery, Trauma Treatment, Geriatrics, and has knowledge of Developmental Disabilities. He works with ages 8 years old and up. He provides individual, family, couples, marital, and parent-child counseling, including therapy/counseling for people in co-dependent relationships.  Read more...

David Pratt, Ph.D. - Amherst Location - Dr. Pratt has over 25 years of experience as a Licensed Psychologist working with children, adolescents and families.  Dr. Pratt utilizes evidenced based, cognitive-behavioral and family therapy approaches in treatment. He specializes in the treatment of depression, self-harm and suicide prevention, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (specific phobias, social phobias, generalized anxiety, and panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional-defiant disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Read more...

Sarah Rowland, Ph.D. - Amherst Location - Dr. Rowland is a New York State Licensed Psychologist as well as a Certified School Psychologist.  For almost 10 years, she has worked in the buffalo Public Schools as a School Psychologist.  Dr. Rowland mainly works with anxiety based disorders, depression and trauma.  In addition, she has extensive experience with children with various disorders as well as the assessment of ADHD.  Dr. Rowland’s primary modes of treatment revolve around wellness and self-care, bibliotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  
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Russell Shefrin, Ph.D. - Amherst & Orchard Park Location - Dr. Shefrin’s area of practice focuses primarily on adults 18 and up who are confronted with depression, anxiety, anger issues, interpersonal conflict, phase of life issues, work-related problems, couples and marital issues, smoking cessation and self-defeating behaviors. Though his therapy approach is eclectic, he primarily uses cognitive behaviorally informed techniques.   Read more...

Nancy Skelton, LCSW - Orchard Park Location - Ms. Skelton works with ages 4 and up. Ms. Skelton specializes in working with children who have been traumatized and present with emotional and behavioral difficulties. She treats diagnosis of oppositional defiance, ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, autism and adjustment disorders.  Read more...

Joseph Zannoni, LCSW - Amherst & Orchard Park Location - Mr. Zannoni, Executive Director of WNY Psychotherapy Services, specializes in the treatment of adolescents 12 years of age and up whose path towards individuation has resulted in family conflict, school difficulties, or substance abuse. He also provides treatment for depression, anxiety, marital conflict, trauma, dissociation and grief.   Read more...