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)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
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 Read more...
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
LMHC #113275 (Expires: 2023-07-31)
Malene is an excellent counselor and listener. It's my first time ever to get therapy and she made this journey for me a very worthwhile experience. She's compassionate and gets out of her way to help me analyze what I'm going through in order to approach challenges in a new perspective that helps me cope better. Good human being and I'm grateful to have been matched with her.
She's very kind and understanding. She sees through my spirilizing discourses and listens to me pantiently. She gives me the best and most heartfelt advice and I am so grateful for our sessions. She is truly the MVP in this healing journey.
Malene is a wonderful woman. She is thoughtful, respectful, and extremely personable. Her approach is very soft, opting to peel the layers of pain away slowly, rather than ripping through them viciously. This process creates a space of comfort in her patients, which lends itself to trust; however, it also means that progress can seem slow at times. She is very careful to not cross boundaries and to provide trigger warnings at the beginning of potentially difficult or invasive sessions. I cannot recommend her enough. She is the best counselor I have ever had.
I feel good about it so far but need more sessions to make a precise decision. So far we started off a bit slow but has since been helpful
Malene seems very kind and caring. She is patient with my progress and gives me different things to think about.
So friendly and easy to talk to!
she has helped me a lot
Understanding and down to earth
Wow where do I start. Malene is very educated and well versed. She is kind and understanding and supportive but strong and loving. One of the things I most enjoy is malene has goals for us in our journey of therapy. She wants to help me as she says fill my tool box with all kind of tools and copying mechanisms so that one day instead of (or in lou of )therapy I can just reach in the tool box we’ve put together and help myself fix the problem I love that so much! She is very honest but not in a way that makes you feel pressure or belittled but to inspire and empower you to do your best and be your best/better self she’s an amazing counselor and I enjoy our sessions very much!
She’s been great and extremely helpful in the short amount of time I’ve spent with her. She gets straight to the point and is very real and upfront with me without making me feel like I’m being judged.
Malene quickly understood my problems. She took the time to go over them with me. She gave me new perspectives and ways to make things easier for me.