I’m a Licensed Mental Health Clinician who lives in Buffalo NY. I have worked over thirty year with the co-occurring population. I also have a multitude of experience in care coordination, as an independently living skills trainer for clients with TBI, transitional case manager, and I have been a care giver since 2000. Throughout my adulthood, my job descriptions have all involve caring for individuals with mental health disorders, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury and other disabilities. I have experience working with individuals who suffer from Major Depression Disorder, Obsessional Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Border Line Personality Disorder, Life Stressors, Grief and Loss, Emotional and Physical Trauma.
I understand that reaching out for help via telehealth or in person can be a scary thing, but I want to assure you that it can be one of the best decisions you have made in regards to your self-help. It’s my belief that we as people need someone to talk to but more importantly, linking with a clinician can create in depth conversations, a sense of being heard, no judgement, confidentiality/ one on one conversations, help in implementing and managing positive coping skills, while engaging in solution focused therapy.
My counseling style is interactive, dedicated and warm. I am a personable counselor who believes in respect, expressing different levels of empathy, understanding and compassion. I am straight forward, forthcoming and believe its import to put in the work for successful outcomes. It’s my belief that it takes courage to reach out in hopes to have a fulfilling and happy life. I want you to know that I’m here to support and empower you in this journey.
I look forward to working with you.
Major Depression Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorders
Grief and Loss
Obsessional Compulsive Disorders
Trauma and Abuse
Stress and Anxiety Management
Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Control Concerns, Grief and Loss, Family Issues and Concerns, Communication Issues, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Multicultural Concerns, Women Issues and Post Traumatic Stress, Career Concerns, Sex Dysfunctions (Hypo-active Sexual Desire Disorder & Male Orgasmic Disorder related to substance use.
Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy (TFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Family Systems.
LMHC # 010624 (Expires:7/2023)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 113275
Helps and listens and understanding
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Malene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Really wonderful to talk to. Very nice when giving feedback and ways to go about certain situations.
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Malene for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem
Malene is understanding, considerate, and patient! She has been a major help to me, making sure I stay true to my commitments to my own mental health. A number of techniques and frameworks she shared with me early in our time together have helped me to this day, and weekly touchpoints keep me honest about thoughtfully implementing them!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Malene for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Malene has been my therapist for the past couple of years. I am so much more confident and able to work towards my goals since meeting with her. It is so meaningful to have someone you can confide in and talk to without judgement. She is so kind and wonderful!
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Malene for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
She is a great and kind therapist. She brings a healthy and insightful perspective to my recovery.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Malene for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
She listens and responds with insight. She asks good questions and offers very productive suggestions. I have only had a handful of sessions with her but I am comfortable and I never am
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Malene for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd