Services

Counseling & Treatment Services


Jennifer works with children, adults and families, using a soothing and encouraging approach. Sessions with children may include talk therapy, play therapy, sand therapy, therapeutic games, and more. Adult sessions may address how to cope with anxiety, depression, crisis, women-specific issues, mental illness, or other issues. Jennifer also addresses parent/child relationships, providing sessions to increase positive interactions in the home, as well as co-parenting concerns and/or discipline styles.

Evening and weekend appointments available

CONFIDENTIALITY. All sessions remain confidential. Jennifer adheres to the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In order for Jennifer to correspond with another professional regarding a client, written permission must be obtained prior to contact. Learn more about HIPAA.

Specializing in Children and Adolescent Issues

  • Anxiety (physical symptoms before taking a test, social anxiety)
  • High functioning Autism
  • Dual Diagnosis (a developmental/learning disorder along with mental health concern)
  • Trauma and PTSD (death of a loved one, abuse, car accident, sex abuse, physical abuse)

Specializing in Adult Issues

  • Depression (feelings of sadness, feeling overwhelmed, changes in eating and sleeping patterns).
  • Anxiety (development of coping skills, soothing nervous behaviors)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s issues (health and pregnancy)
    • Post-abortive counseling

Family Counseling

  • Family Conflict (sibling rivalry, children not following rules, trauma that has affected the dynamics of the home)
  • Parenting (appropriate discipline techniques, working with different parenting styles, reward and consequence strategies for children)
  • Co-parenting (divorced or separated parents coming together to discuss different house hold rules, rewards, consequence and parenting styles).

If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, I can help.

Meet The Counselor

Jennifer


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Jennifer Nahrebeski, LMHC, M.S.E.d, has dedicated her career to counseling children, adults and families. Beginning her career as a counselor at the Stanley G. Falk School, Jennifer spent 15 years at the school providing individual and group counseling services to children who received special education services. She worked with at-risk and intellectually disabled students who displayed significant behavioral issues, many of who struggle emotionally with diagnoses including from Asperger’s Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Jennifer developed individualized treatment plans for her students, taking pleasure in watching her students grow academically, socially and behaviorally.

Jennifer also has vast experience with counseling adults and specializes in treating anxiety. She’s been employed by Child and Family Services and has provided counseling services in their Employee Assistance Program including individual counseling to adults who were in crisis. Jennifer also gained clinical experience while working in the Forensic Mental Health Department at the Erie County Holding Center where she treated individuals with severe mental illness, assessed for lethality¸ and worked with individuals to assist with their detox and recovery.

Her experience extends to family counseling, including crisis and transition situations. When a family or a family member faces trauma or tragedy, families can spiral out of control as a result. Jennifer specializes in providing support to families in transitions (divorce, co-parenting, death, illness) and provides a safe, calm and positive environment for families to process their difficult situations and begin to forward to a positive future together.

Jennifer believes in treating the person as a whole and works alongside her clients to set realistic goals and provide treatment accordingly. She’s thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to provide comprehensive mental health care to her clients by having the ability to treat her clients with individualized, specialized care.

Jennifer adheres to the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All sessions remain confidential.

Additional Service:

In addition to her passion of counseling, Jennifer is a community advocate and takes pride in being a lifelong WNY resident. She founded the Lackawanna Community Garden which provides fresh, organic vegetables to her local food pantry. Her passion for giving back to her community has garnered volunteers and donations across the region and the East Coast as well as funding from Erie County. Jennifer enjoys teaches cultural cooking classes during to children in her community and loves spending time with her family and pets, gardening, and photography. She’s got a passion for exploring WNY, especially in her kayak with a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee in-hand. Jennifer is an active parishioner of Queen of Angels Parish. Jennifer is a member of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce and the Lackawanna Chamber of Commerce.

Credentials:

Certificate of Trauma Informed Treatment for adults, children, and teens, 2010
New York State Mental Health Licensure, St. Bonaventure University, 2010
M.S. Ed., Counselor Education, Canisius College, 2001
B.A., Human Services, Hilbert College, 1999
Member of the American Counseling Association

Awards and Acknowledgments:

WGRZ "Good Neighbor," May 2015
Recognition award for community service issued from Michael Kerns, NYS Assembly, 2014
Certificate of recognition for her dedication to her community issued by Senator Timothy Kennedy, NYS Senate, 2014
Certificate of Merit for Community Service issued by Sean M. Ryan, NYS Assembly, 2014
Stanley G. Falk Distinguished Educator Award, 2013
Stanley G. Falk Star Employee Award, 2012
Awarded Earth Day grants in 2011, 2012, and 2013 to install urban gardens at the Stanley G. Falk School for use in lessons in the development of character education
Awarded iPad from Autism Speaks grant in 2013: This device and technology facilitates counseling using educational apps that teach socials skills, task focus, character education, behavior modification, and more
Lackawanna Youth Volunteer Award, June 2013
Received Proclamation from Erie County Legislature Lynne Dixon in 2012 for her dedication of community service within the county

What to Expect

What to expect during your first appointment


When you arrive, you’ll have a seat in the waiting room where you can help yourself to a cup of coffee or tea. There will be a brief intake form for you to fill out before your session, so please arrive about 10 minutes early. For additional privacy, I do not employ a receptionist.

If you’re an adult:

We will meet in my office to talk about some of the concerns you are having and I will ask follow up questions to the intake form you completed.

If you are attending family counseling:

We will meet together and get to know each other. During the first session, I will ask for the family members to introduce each other. This first session will be low key and my goal is to make everyone comfortable and to ease any tension some family members may be experiencing.

If you are bringing your child in for treatment:

  • For the first session, we will meet together to review any concerns your child is experiencing.
  • For further sessions, I typically have a brief "check in with parents" at the beginning of the session and then I will work with your child alone.
  • If your child is not ready to be alone for the second session, please do not worry, I will work at the pace of your child and his or her comfort level.

Rates and Insurance

Information about my rates and insurance that I accept


Rates vary based on the service that is provided. Please contact me for details. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. I also accept private pay for services.

The following health insurances are accepted:

Fidelis
Magnacare
Palladian EAP
Tricare
Value Options
Blue Cross Blue Shield (out of network benefits)
Independent Health (out of network benefits)

Office

Peek inside Jennifer's office


It’s important that clients are at ease when entering a new environment, especially when it’s to address behavioral or emotional concerns. The office is designed to create a warm, inviting environment where children and adults alike will feel comfortable sharing and discussing the issues at hand. Many books, toys and aids on are on hand to facilitate conversation between counselor and patients, and have proven successful in supporting the progression of treatment.

DESIGNED TO BE COMFORTABLE AND SAFE

IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE DIALOGUE

AND SHARING

PUZZLES, GAMES AND A SAND GARDEN

HELP PATIENTS OPEN UP WHILE

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ENGAGING IN A RELAXING ACTIVITY

Contact

Get in touch

Jennifer Nahrebeski, LMHC

 

1500 Union Road Suite 202, West Seneca, NY 14224    (716) 432-3656

Fax: (716) 328-1711

For general inquiries, please email me. To make an appointment, please call.

Evening and Weekend Appointments Available

Mon-Thur 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

CONFIDENTIALITY. All sessions remain confidential. Jennifer adheres to the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In order for Jennifer to correspond with another professional regarding a client, written permission must be obtained prior to contact. Learn more about HIPAA.