Welcome to Affinity Family Support Services PC.
We are a place that is safe, we have shared understanding, and we are grateful to be here and to have the opportunity to work with you. We are here to help you and to help the parents of children who are having difficulties in their day to day functioning. It is our hope that you find our work here educational, inspirational, and supportive. Over the years our clinicians have walked through so many journeys with our families and I am truly thankful for each and every one of them, and the way that they have touched so many lives. And to the many parents who have unceasingly helped their children heal their traumatic wounds, we want you to know how much we appreciate all that you do!
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.
Outpatient Mental Health Program
Affinity Family Support Services PC Outpatient Mental Health Program Provides individual, group and family psychotherapy to children and adults in Erie County. Services are provided to patients who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and relationship problems.
Specialized Outpatient Program
The Specialized outpatient program provides specialized complex trauma, attachment based
treatment services to meet the needs of children who are adopted or about to be adopted, or
who are in legal guardianship homes.
Trauma can impair learning. Single exposure to traumatic events, may cause jumpiness, intrusive thoughts, interrupted sleep, nightmares, anger and moodiness and/or social withdrawal. Any of which can interfere with concentration and memory.
Counseling services are available for children, adolescents, adopted adults, parents of adopted children, and adopted families whose lives have been touched by adoption. Adoption can be a complex and lifelong experience; one that can bring great joy as well as sadness or uncertainty.
Autism is a spectrum of complexity and differs for every individual. It is a developmental
disorder, however, for many of those diagnosed with Autism, they also experience some
additional struggles with sensory integration, as well as mental health issues (Depression,
Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive).
Youth are knowledgeable, wise, and helpful to each other when facilitators are courteous and respectful, share responsibility and leadership; demonstrate belief in their abilities to rise to challenges in group and in life.
COVID-19 has led to reduced access to mental health care. Delivering therapy via telehealth is one way to address this widespread issue. Individual, one-on-one therapy, is now available with telehealth platforms and other digital mental health tools.
Our Licensed Psychologist is a Certified School Psychologist and has over 40 years of experience in public education and mental health. He provides an array of services:
- Psychological testing for intellectual functioning
- Medical Necessity evaluations for Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)*
- Parent Counseling for Autism, Learning Disorders, and School Behavioral Problems
- School Consultation on coordinating school and mental health services