Erie County Therapists

Therapists & Counselors for Adoptive Families in New York

Arthur Becker-Weidman

Practice Setting: Group Practice
Practice Name: Center for Family Development
Services Provided: Evaluation and Treatment, specializing helping in families with adopted and foster children and trauma and attachment disorders. I use an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated attachment-focused treatment: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.Training and Consultation for professionals, agencies, and parents in person and via SKYPE. 

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: Ph.D., Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist, Consultant, & Trainer, Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Therapist, Consultant, & Trainer. Member: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children,Coalition of Adoption and Foster Care Agencies, Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children, NYC Adoption Therapist Network
  • Insurance Accepted: All services are fee for service.
  • Other Language:  Arabic, Hebrew
  • Address: 5820 Main St #406, Williamsville, NY 14221  
  • Phone: 646-389-6550
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Center for Family Development – Western Division

Practice Setting:  Clinic
Services Provided:  All Ages. Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of families with adopted and foster children, and those with trauma and disorders of attachment. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, an evidence-based, effective, and empirically-validated treatment for trauma and disorders of attachment is the primary approach used. Training for professionals, agencies, clinics, schools, residential treatment centers, and parents is provided. 

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: Certified Attachment-Focused Treatment Organization. All staff are Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapists and/or Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Therapists
  • Insurance Accepted: Various, call for details
  • Address:  5820 Main St #406, Williamsville, NY 14221 
  • Phone: 718-810-0790
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Junaid Hashim, MD

Practice Setting: Private Practice
Services Provided: 
Psychiatric assessments of children of all ages in foster care, follow up visits with half session psychotherapy, family sessions, medication management, counseling, treatment of ptsd, adhd, odd, all disorders and provided quality care

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: (1) Junaid Hashim MD – Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, board certified by American board of psychiatry & neurology, (2 )Joshua P Werblin MD – Board certified by American board of psychiatry & neurology as well as child psychiatry board certification.
  • Insurance Accepted: Private Agencies such as Hillside, GA Family Services, Berkshire, we do accept Blue Cross, Univera, Independent Health, for a initial evaluation $300.00 and follow up visit 30 min $180
  • Address: 1825 Maple Road Suite 200, Williamsville , NY 14221 
  • Phone: 716-8856-5493
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Laurie M. Belanger

Practice Setting: Group Practice
Practice Name: East Amherst Psychology Group, LLP
Services Provided:  I am one of only a few therapists in the WNY area trained in TBRI (Trust Based Relational Interventions). This training specifically focused on foster/adopted children. I am also trained in EMDR, a very effective trauma resolution therapy for both adults and children. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am experienced in working with children/adolescents, families, and adults. I’ve been practicing for over 10 years in various clinical settings. My services usually extend well beyond trauma counseling for families. School advocacy, coordination of services with multiple service providers, linkages to added services; these are all part of what I do. I am a strengths- based, practical, goal-focused therapist. Primarily a trauma therapist, I specialize in working with complex cases and situations. I continually seek out advanced training, offering the best tools and skills possible to my clients. See for more info on TBRI. LCSW, 

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: LCSW, Trained in EMDR and in TBRI.
  • Insurance Accepted: Out of Network Provider. Sliding scale available.
  • Address: 9750 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051  
  • Phone: 716-636-1375
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