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One would think the vast majority of society would balk at being told there were only two colors–blue and pink-and that you must choose one color to be your favorite. That’s not going to sit right for most people, partly because we know through sight that there are innumerable colors, not just blue and pink. A simple idea, and yet the same principle applied to gender and sexuality does not yield the same result. Society has come a long way in accepting members of the LGBTQ community, but a lot of pain is still placed on those who simply see a wider array of colors than the majority does. If this is you, Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY would like to welcome you to our community of support, self-growth, and healing.

What Does LGBTQ Counseling Look Like?

One of the first tasks a Thriveworks counselor in Buffalo, NY will undertake with you, will be to work to undo any harm that has already been done. Identifying with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning can take a toll on the human soul and mind, and your compassionate counselor will address these difficulties, including but not limited to:

  • Social anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Past abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Family concerns
  • Self esteem
  • Issues in school

LGBTQ-affirming counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY realize, however, that just because there is nothing dragging you down doesn’t mean you will begin to climb. How you identify with your gender and sexual orientation is a big part of who you are, but not all of it. What makes you tick? What are your strengths? Your weaknesses?

What Does an LGBTQ+ Affirming Counselor Do?

LGBTQ counseling explores the parts of you that make you one-of-a-kind and amazing. What do you want to show the world? What parts do you wish to strengthen? The affirming counselors at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can help you with your transition to a different gender or a different mindset.

Finally, what are your goals? Is it your wish to come out to your friends and family? Or maybe you want to start your own business but are nervous for how customers will react? Is it your goal to go to college but are unsure how to present yourself to the world? Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY is here to guide you towards your goals and away from your fears.

It is an unfortunate truth that much of the LGBTQ community faces depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. Forty-two percent (42%) of LGBTQ youth have seriously contemplated suicide, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Thriveworks psychologists and counselors in Buffalo, NY are here to support you and your loved ones through confidential, individual counseling that can help you become the best version of you!

Speak to an LGBTQ+ Counselor at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

Many of the supportive mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY specialize in issues of gender identity, gender expression, transition, marriage and parenting for same-sex couples, sexual orientation, and much more. Sometimes you just want to speak to someone who can understand your struggle. Call the Thriveworks office today to get matched to a therapist who is best qualified to help you. Our providers can meet with new clients as early as tomorrow. And they accept most major forms of health insurance coverage.

Let Thriveworks elevate you and relieve your stress. Call the office in Buffalo today for an in-person or online counseling appointment.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Williamsville therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Martin's Point (US Family Health Plans)

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Self-pay costs at Williamsville
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Williamsville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Williamsville is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Williamsville, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Phone number

(716) 453-2877

Languages spoken by NY providers

  • English
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