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Kathleen Crissey, MS, LMHC

Kathleen Crissey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults. Kathleen has learned through her counseling work that by allowing people the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling them, resolution can be found. She has had the pleasure of working with individuals from all walks of life and feels that through the therapeutic relationship, much growth occurs. Kathleen enjoys this growth as well, as she learns much from her clients.


Kathleen has worked in the field of adoption for 20 years.  She has worked extensively with the LGBTQ+ community with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and individuals who identify as transgender.  She is trained as a Parent Coordinator providing services to families involved in a divorce in an effort to enhance co-parenting.  Areas of focus in treatment include the following:

·      Adjustment to life transitions

·      Adoption

·      Anxiety

·      Co-parenting

·      Depression

·      Elder issues

·      Grief and Loss

·      HIV/AIDS

·      LGBTQ+

·      Separation and divorce

·      Trauma

·      Assessment for bariatric surgery

·      Assessment for transgender related care, HRT, surgery

My approach is strengths-based and wellness focused.  I utilize a variety of counseling approaches and modalities as a way to meet individual needs.

Insurances accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Independent Health, Fidelis, Univera, Beacon Health Strategies, MVP, Cigna.  Private pay rate available.

Kathleen can be reached at 716-807-9494 or at

Kathy’s Favorite Quote…

“Issues that you attempt to walk around will never be resolved, it is only with the courage to walk through them that peace can be found”

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