Family Counseling East Amherst NY

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Mrs. Elizabeth Genco
(716) 440-2580
8899 Main Street
Williamsville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Lewis Bigler
Bigler Counseling
(716) 634-0658
4476 Main Street Suite 204 Snyder Square
Amherst, NY
Credentials
Credentials: M.Div, MA, AAPC, LMHC
Licensed in New York
51 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Disorders, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Persona
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. William Oldfield
Attention Deficit Disorder and Family Counseling Center
(716) 838-2811
3620 Harlem Road Suite #7
Cheektowaga, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWR
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Learning Disabilities, P
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Susan Yeager
East Aurora Psycological Services
(716) 652-8100
552 Linden Ave.
East Aurora, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Tina Ingrassia-Dietz
(716) 523-1089
Amherst, NY
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman
Center For Family Development
(716) 810-0790
5820 Main Street Suite 406
Williamsville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Hayden Carruth
(716) 839-3074
3960 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Ellen Silver
Ellen Silver, LCSW
(716) 677-5418
3802 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/R
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Lew Robert Bigler
(716) 304-0137
Bigler Counseling4476 Main Street at Harlem Road
Amherst, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Addiction, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. Carol A Munschauer, Ph.D.
(716) 835-8288
605 LeBrun Road,Amherst
Amherst, NY
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
Ph.D in Clinical PsychologyThree Year Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Boston Psychoanalytic Society and InstituteFull Training in Psychoanalysis Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis
Insurance
No

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Is the Role You Play in Your Family Hurting Your Life?

Every living system seeks balance. In nature, this process is called homeostasis. Within a family system, homeostasis explains why members adopt certain roles. In healthy families, members take on different roles at various times to meet the family’s needs. But in dysfunctional families, the roles are more rigid. For example, if one parent is addicted to alcohol, the other may be busy providing for the family and seldom home. One child may take on the role of Caretaker, preparing meals for younger siblings while another becomes the Hero—the one who strives to do everything perfectly.

But the family dynamics that shape family roles aren’t limited to severe dysfunctions like substance abuse. One of my coaching clients grew up in a loving, close-knit family in which he was the Hero. Because his parents wanted him to have opportunities they never had, he was expected to get straight A’s, a good education, and a successful career. And while this role enabled him to become an accomplished and wealthy lawyer, his life was falling apart. High blood pressure was causing health problems, workaholism threatened his marriage, and the responsibilities of providing for his elderly parents, an expensive home, and three children in private schools overwhelmed him.

Another example is Casey, who dreamed of becoming a professional photographer. Casey was in a financial-services job she hated, but in which she felt trapped. Growing up, both of her parents struggled to hold down jobs. Casey started babysitting at the age of 12, and had been helping her parents financially ever since. She lived with her boyfriend, who was supporting his ex-wife and son. He was unsupportive of her making a career change, because they needed her income to pay the bills. By continuing to make others’ needs more important than her own, she had unconsciously recreated her family role of Caretaker in her adult relationship.

While our family role may have made sense growing up, it often wreaks havoc in our adult lives. As our primary role takes hold, parts of us become suppressed—parts we need to live a healthy and fulfilling adult life. These can include the part that feels like a worthwhile, deserving person; the part that feels intelligent and competent; the spontaneous, playful part, or the part that can feel and express joy.

If the role you play is sabotaging your life, change the behaviors that reinforce it. If you play the People-pleaser who always says what others expect for app...

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