Counseling and Consultation Services

"Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but its worth the effort."
-Fred Rogers

19 Years

of Clinical Experience in various clinical settings and populations: -Inpatient psychiatric care -Outpatient mental heath services -Group facilitation -Private practice -Children, adolescent, and adult populations


Entering into counseling can be a rewarding but challenging experience. It requires a commitment to changing behaviors, thoughts, and relationship patterns that maybe negatively affecting your life. If you are feeling distress in your life, or have experienced difficult things in the past, therapy can assist you to live a more fulfilling life. Therapy is not a cure, it is a process for working towards your personal goals and a journey for inner healing.

Counseling will begin with an assessment of symptoms, family history, current stressors, social supports, negative coping behaviors, past therapy and medication use. From there, you and I will develop goals for treatment and discuss a treatment modality to achieve those goals.

Types of Therapy Offered

Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but its worth the effort.” -Fred Rogers

Individual and Couple/FamilyTherapy:

Therapy consists of CBT(Cognitive Behavior Therapy),Person-centered focus, specialized therapies (below),stress management, and communication/relationship skills.

EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Evidenced based treatment using bilateral eye movements for neurobiologic regulation of past trauma or past pain.

DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Evidenced based treatment using Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills to assist in managing life stressors, up and down moods, and to reduce destructive behaviors.


Brainspotting Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perinatal Women's Services Including Post Partum Mindfulness and DBT Group Treatment

Consultation Services Offered

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch

Private Practitioners

Licensed therapists in private practice seeking consultation for cases and caseload management, 1:1 clinical growth and development, and developing your practice.

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EMDR Consultation

EMDRIA approved Consultant. Individual and group consultation for individuals providing EMDR therapy to clients. Aspects of complex trauma therapy and case conceptualization included.

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Training Services Offered:

Agencies contracted with (past/present) for trainings and consultation include:
  • University of Buffalo, School of Social Work Continuing Education
  • CCWNY (Catholic Charities of WNY)
  • Spectrum Human Services
  • Best Self Behavioral Health
  • Northpointe Council
  • Rochester Regional Health
  • Chautauqua County Mental Health
  • Evergreen Health
  • Jericho Road Community Health Center
  • Population Health Collaborative
Specialty Training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Foundations of Complex Trauma Therapy
  • Integrating Somatic Interventions
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Telehealth Interventions
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Co-Occuring Disorders

Public health topics and community forums for the prevention of suicide in youth.


4043 Maple Road
Suite 202
Amherst, NY 14226

Lisa Prefontaine