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Counseling & Wellness Services

Women today face many challenges, from young adulthood through mid-life and into the retirement years.  Developing personal goals, navigating difficult relationships, managing families, or coping with stress and the unexpected situations that life throws our way… Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and that’s when getting help from a counselor can make a difference.  This is especially important when you are suffering from depression or anxiety, or when symptoms start to get in the way of living the life that you want. 

 

 

The providers at Audubon understand that caring for women involves more than just medical care, and that emotional and psychological struggles can have an effect on a woman’s overall health and wellbeing.  Since 2013, Jen Urban and Lori Badach have partnered with Audubon Women's to provide counseling and supportive services to women.  Specializing in women’s mental health, Jen and Lori provide individual psychotherapy for a variety of issues including:

 

  • Depression

  • Generalized anxiety and panic attacks

  • Anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum

  • Resolving relationship conflict

  • Parenting issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Managing stress

  • Anger management

  • Adjusting to life transitions

  • Coping with women’s health issues

  • Domestic violence and abuse

 

 

Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, has been shown to be effective in treating a vast array of mental health issues, and can help resolve problems that are causing a disruption in your life.  We can help you understand and cope with distressing feelings, destructive thoughts, and the symptoms that often result. We can help you change behavior patterns that may be getting in the way of your goals.  Psychotherapy, or counseling, can help you:

 

  • Understand your symptoms and diagnosis

  • Develop and achieve wellness goals

  • Identify and overcome issues from the past that affect you today

  • Improve your ability to manage and cope with stress

  • Improve relationships and the way you communicate with others

  • Help you identify triggers for symptoms and strengthen coping skills to manage your symptoms

  • Understand why things in your life are bothering you and work toward positive changes

  • End destructive behaviors such as overspending, overeating, or drinking too much

 

Jennifer Mancuso Urban, LCSW-R

Education: Canisius College - BA in Psychology (1995), NYU - Master of Social Work (1998) and Master of Health Policy and Management (1998), Specialized Postgraduate training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (with Psychotherapy “R” Privilege)

Affiliations: National Association of Social Workers, Behavioral Healthcare Network of WNY, Postpartum Support International, Faculty Liaison - UB School of Social Work, Co-Facilitator of WNY Postpartum Connection

Information about my practice: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in adult mental health.  Since 2013, I have been working on site with the patients of Audubon Women’s and the larger community, specializing in maternal mental health.  My work focuses on issues such as postpartum depression and anxiety, resolving relationship conflict, parenting issues, grief and loss, stress management, and life transitions.  I provide individual counseling to women over the age of 21, combining cognitive behavioral concepts with a strengths based approach.  My goal is to help women improve their emotional health and wellness through effectively managing their symptoms and creating positive change.

Beginning July 1st, 2019 I will also be working with couples on a limited basis.  I will be co-facilitating “Hold Me Tight” workshops off-site with Victoria Holroyd, PhD starting in the Fall of 2019.   If you are interested in couples counseling or attending a workshop with your partner, please contact me for more information.

 

Appointments:

Regular Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 3:00pm (by appointment only)

Phone: (716) 639-0016

Email:  jen.urban@audubonwomens.com

Insurances accepted for individuals only: Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Aetna, and Independent Health.  **Please note: as of August 1st 2019  I am no longer accepting any other health insurance plans.

Insurance not accepted for couples therapy: Couples are private pay only.

If you are interested in becoming a new client please call or email me directly for availability.  Even when I am unable to take new patients I will be glad to help you connect with other local professionals.

 

If you are a current client please click below to be connected to the scheduling portal:


Lori Badach, LCSW-R


Education: SUNY Fredonia- BA in Sociology (1998), University at Buffalo Master of Social Work (2001). Specialized Postgraduate Training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (with Psychotherapy “R” Privilege)
Affiliations: WNY Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Task Force, Member of Postpartum Support International
Information about my practice: I have worked as a Clinical Social Worker since 2001.  Prior to opening my private practice in February of 2016, I worked at a local agency with children, adolescents, and families.  Since opening my  practice I have been able to focus on women’s mental health issues which have been an interest of mine since working at a GYN clinic during college and graduate school.  I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy to address issues related to depression and anxiety resulting from role transitions and both expected and unexpected situations that arise in our lives. I have also been  trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a highly effective treatment for both trauma and everyday life stressors.    I have found many women try to resolve these issues on their own and when they finally seek treatment are surprised at how much better they feel after working together to address  issues that have been causing them stress for so long. I truly believe that everybody can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives.  I am very excited to be located here at Audubon Women’s Medical and for the opportunity to be part of a team that provides the opportunity for both physical and mental health.  

 

Appointments:
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 10-4
Office: (716) 639-0314                          Fax: (716) 929-8940
Email: lori.badach@audubonwomens.com

Insurances accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Independent Health, Univera and Fidelis