OUR PRACTICE

We stand by your side problem solving. We’re interactive, compassionate & nonjudgmental. We provide the guidance, you provide the motivation.

You are the ultimate agent of change in your life!

 

OUR THERAPISTS

EWN therapists have expertise in effective treatment utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Solution, Supportive, Mindfulness or Trauma based therapy.

Elvira G. Aletta, PhD, Founder & CEO

Executive & Personal Coaching, Individual & Relationship Counseling

Life gave Dr. Aletta the opportunity to know what it’s like to hurt physically and emotionally. After an episode of serious depression in her mid-twenties, Dr. Aletta was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that relapsed throughout her adulthood. While treatable, the cure was often as hard to bear as the disease. Later she was diagnosed with scleroderma, another chronic illness.

Throughout, Dr. Aletta battled with anxiety. Despite all this, Dr. Aletta wants you to know, you can learn to engage in life again on your terms.

Good therapy helped Dr. Aletta. She knows good therapy can help you. That’s why she created Explore What’s Next.

Today Dr. Aletta enjoys mentoring the EWN therapists, focusing on coaching and psychotherapy clients, writing and speaking. She is proud and confident that Explore What’s Next can provide you with therapists who will help you regain a sense of safety, control and joy.

716.308.6683 | draletta@explorewhatsnext.com

Kate Keating Maleski, LCSW-R, Manager Buffalo Office

Individual & Relationship Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Teens & Adults

In her calm, engaging manner, Kate listens and develops a plan with you to address the problems at hand. Kate’s approach expresses respectful sensitivity to your needs. If you’re feeling hopeless, Kate assures you there is a way.

Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, grief or betrayal, Kate is here to offer confident guidance to help you feel whole again. She also provides therapy and counseling to couples and families who have trouble relating because of a lack of trust.

Kate leads the successful Girls In Charge, groups for teen girls  who are bullied, have low self-esteem and feel like “I just don’t belong.” If you know a teen looking for a safe, empathic, judgment-free place to heal and grow strong, contact Kate.

716.880.5689 | kate@explorewhatsnext.com

Nicole Brown, LCSW

Pre- & Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Adults, LGBTQ

Becoming a parent is a time of great vulnerability. If you’ve recently had a baby and are feeling overwhelmed, worried, sad or numb, Nicole wants you to know that you are not alone. Postpartum Depression/Anxiety affects approximately 1 in 7 women and is the most common complication of childbirth.

An expert in Perinatal Mental Health and Maternal Wellness, and the mother of three young children, Nicole understands the need for a space that is safe, non-judgemental, and nurturing during this time of distress. She brings intelligence, curiosity, compassion, and humor to her work.  When you meet with Nicole, your voice will be heard, and together, you will work to understand what’s troubling you.  You will identify your unique strengths and learn new skills to help you cope and recover. Postpartum Depression is a very treatable illness. You can feel better.

Nicole also loves working with adults, seventeen years old on up. She has great passion for helping people to feel more confident, resilient and strong. Call Nicole today.

917.674.6742  |  nicole.brown@explorewhatsnext.com

Christine Frank, LMSW

Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Eating/Weight issues, Tweens, Teens, Young Adults

Christine understands what it’s like when you’re trying your hardest and an invisible hand is holding you back. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, or stupid, or unworthy of good things—it just means you could use some help. It helps to connect with someone who knows that your stories are worth listening to. Christine will hear your story. She’s a great listener.

Christine is easy-going, friendly, empathetic, non-judgmental. She’s funny and real in a down to earth way. She loves working with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults to help them move through those difficult life transitions where a person can feel lost.

With Christine’s guidance and encouragement you can take the first step to a happier, healthier life.

716.430.4611  |  cfranklmsw@gmail.com

Emily K. Becker, LMSW, Manager Amherst Office

Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Relationships, Eating/weight issues

Trouble feeling joy or connection? Do you feel sad, tired, or even just numb? Would you like to learn new ways to cope with unhelpful thoughts and feelings, and remove the obstacles that stand between you and your goals?

Emily works with you to create a safe space to explore the patterns and habits in your life that stop you from meeting your full potential. Together you can identify avenues of change and forge a path that leads to increased well-being.

Emily strongly believes that it’s the strength of the relationship you will create together that generates meaningful change. She will fit the therapeutic model you choose, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, to suit your needs. Emily strives to greet each session with a curious mind, an open heart, and a wish to hear your story.

716.400.1605  | emily@explorewhatsnext.com

Colleen Adams, PsyD

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Assessment, Personal and Life Coaching

Colleen specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children as young as five years old, adolescents and families. She works with various conditions and life circumstances, including learning disabilities, executive functioning deficits, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, adjustment issues and loss Colleen also provides personal and life coaching services for adults questioning career decisions, education goals, finances, and relationships. She will guide you through honest and empowering conversations, as you develop goals and carry out plans for achieving your aspirations.

Warm and emphatic, Colleen uses a flexible, creative and collaborative approach to empower and inspire clients to maximize potential and improve their lives. Contact Colleen for more information about how she can help you experience success!

716.864.4938 | colleen@explorewhatsnext.com

Shannon King, PsyD

Anxiety, Depression, Health Psychology

Growing evidence supports that the mind influences physical health by affecting the way we experience medical symptoms. Dr. King’s focus is in helping individuals understand the significance of the mind-body connection to promote overall health and wellbeing. She offers support by walking alongside individuals in their personal journey as they learn to adjust and cope with both acute and chronic health-related concerns, depression, anxiety, loss, interpersonal challenges, and trauma. With evidenced-based interventions, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dr. King will encourage management of mood, pain, and general psychosocial stressors to enhance your quality of life.

716.867.5301 | drshannonking@gmail.com

Tacianna Indovina, PhD

Anxiety, Depression, 

Dr. Tacianna Indovina knew that she wanted to be a therapist since she was in high school. From that time, her love and enthusiasm for the healing power of psychotherapy hasn’t wavered. It’s a good thing for our community that Tacianna is as enthusiastic as ever for helping people when they feel overwhelmed, discouraged, and alone. 

Through her authenticity, gentle directness, and sense of humor, Tacianna works with you to identify patterns of thinking and behaving that may be making it difficult for you to meet your goals. Tacianna’s easy rapport encourages, validates, challenges, and empowers!

With her down-to-earth and relatable style, Tacianna provides counseling for late adolescents, adults, and couples, to provide support to recover from interpersonal loss and trauma, overcome mood struggles, cope with anxiety, and adjust positively to life transitions. Tacianna adapts her approach to what you want and need, and aims to help you build healthier relationships with yourself and others.

Contact Dr. Tacianna to schedule your free initial consultation today!

585.752.5320 | info@explorewhatsnext.com

Warren Keller, Ph.D.

For over thirty years, Dr. Keller’s work with children and families has been highly esteemed by attorneys, physicians, professional colleagues, parents, and teachers in Western New York and beyond.

Dr. Keller’s expertise focuses on the evaluation and treatment of the social, emotional and behavioral issues that children experience. He has presented his research on ADHD, learning disorders, and central auditory processing disorders locally, nationally, and internationally.  A special interest of Dr. Keller’s is performing early neutral evaluations so that parental custody and access issues might be determined without Court intervention. Dr. Keller is on the roster of court-appointed Parenting Coordinators in the Eighth Judicial District of New York State.

The professionals of Explore What’s Next are the fortunate recipients of Dr. Keller’s expert consultation and guidance to better serve the children, parents, and families of Western New York!

716.308.6683 | info@explorewhatsnext.com

Overwhelmed? Anxious? Not enjoying where you are in your self, work or relationships?

OUR PRACTICE

We stand by your side problem solving. We’re interactive, compassionate & nonjudgmental. We provide the guidance, you provide the motivation.

You are the ultimate agent of change in your life!

 

OUR THERAPISTS

EWN therapists have expertise in effective treatment utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Solution, Supportive, Mindfulness or Trauma based therapy.

Elvira G. Aletta, PhD, Founder & CEO

Executive & Personal Coaching, Individual & Relationship Counseling

Life gave Dr. Aletta the opportunity to know what it’s like to hurt physically and emotionally. After an episode of serious depression in her mid-twenties, Dr. Aletta was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that relapsed throughout her adulthood. While treatable, the cure was often as hard to bear as the disease. Later she was diagnosed with scleroderma, another chronic illness.

Throughout, Dr. Aletta battled with anxiety. Despite all this, Dr. Aletta wants you to know, you can learn to engage in life again on your terms.

Good therapy helped Dr. Aletta. She knows good therapy can help you. That’s why she created Explore What’s Next.

Today Dr. Aletta enjoys mentoring the EWN therapists, focusing on coaching and psychotherapy clients, writing and speaking. She is proud and confident that Explore What’s Next can provide you with therapists who will help you regain a sense of safety, control and joy.

716.308.6683 | draletta@explorewhatsnext.com

Kate Keating Maleski, LCSW-R, Manager Buffalo Office

Individual & Relationship Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Teens & Adults

In her calm, engaging manner, Kate listens and develops a plan with you to address the problems at hand. Kate’s approach expresses respectful sensitivity to your needs. If you’re feeling hopeless, Kate assures you there is a way.

Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, grief or betrayal, Kate is here to offer confident guidance to help you feel whole again. She also provides therapy and counseling to couples and families who have trouble relating because of a lack of trust.

Kate leads the successful Girls In Charge, groups for teen girls  who are bullied, have low self-esteem and feel like “I just don’t belong.” If you know a teen looking for a safe, empathic, judgment-free place to heal and grow strong, contact Kate.

716.880.5689 | kate@explorewhatsnext.com

Nicole Brown, LCSW

Pre- & Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Adults, LGBTQ

Becoming a parent is a time of great vulnerability. If you’ve recently had a baby and are feeling overwhelmed, worried, sad or numb, Nicole wants you to know that you are not alone. Postpartum Depression/Anxiety affects approximately 1 in 7 women and is the most common complication of childbirth.

An expert in Perinatal Mental Health and Maternal Wellness, and the mother of three young children, Nicole understands the need for a space that is safe, non-judgemental, and nurturing during this time of distress. She brings intelligence, curiosity, compassion, and humor to her work.  When you meet with Nicole, your voice will be heard, and together, you will work to understand what’s troubling you.  You will identify your unique strengths and learn new skills to help you cope and recover. Postpartum Depression is a very treatable illness. You can feel better.

Nicole also loves working with adults, seventeen years old on up. She has great passion for helping people to feel more confident, resilient and strong. Call Nicole today.

917.674.6742  |  nicole.brown@explorewhatsnext.com

Christine Frank, LMSW

Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Eating/Weight issues, Tweens, Teens, Young Adults

Christine understands what it’s like when you’re trying your hardest and an invisible hand is holding you back. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, or stupid, or unworthy of good things—it just means you could use some help. It helps to connect with someone who knows that your stories are worth listening to. Christine will hear your story. She’s a great listener.

Christine is easy-going, friendly, empathetic, non-judgmental. She’s funny and real in a down to earth way. She loves working with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults to help them move through those difficult life transitions where a person can feel lost.

With Christine’s guidance and encouragement you can take the first step to a happier, healthier life.

716.430.4611  |  cfranklmsw@gmail.com

Emily K. Becker, LMSW, Manager Amherst Office

Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Relationships, Eating/weight issues

Trouble feeling joy or connection? Do you feel sad, tired, or even just numb? Would you like to learn new ways to cope with unhelpful thoughts and feelings, and remove the obstacles that stand between you and your goals?

Emily works with you to create a safe space to explore the patterns and habits in your life that stop you from meeting your full potential. Together you can identify avenues of change and forge a path that leads to increased well-being.

Emily strongly believes that it’s the strength of the relationship you will create together that generates meaningful change. She will fit the therapeutic model you choose, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, to suit your needs. Emily strives to greet each session with a curious mind, an open heart, and a wish to hear your story.

716.400.1605  | emily@exlplorewhatsnext.com

Colleen Adams, PsyD

Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Assessment, Personal and Life Coaching

Colleen specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children as young as five years old, adolescents and families. She works with various conditions and life circumstances, including learning disabilities, executive functioning deficits, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, adjustment issues and loss Colleen also provides personal and life coaching services for adults questioning career decisions, education goals, finances, and relationships. She will guide you through honest and empowering conversations, as you develop goals and carry out plans for achieving your aspirations.

Warm and emphatic, Colleen uses a flexible, creative and collaborative approach to empower and inspire clients to maximize potential and improve their lives. Contact Colleen for more information about how she can help you experience success!

716.864.4938 | colleen@explorewhatsnext.com

Shannon King, PsyD

Anxiety, Depression

Growing evidence supports that the mind influences physical health by affecting the way an we experience medical symptoms. Dr. King’s focus is in helping individuals understand the significance of the mind-body connection to promote overall health and wellbeing. She offers support by walking alongside individuals in their personal journey as they learn to adjust and cope with both acute and chronic health-related concerns, depression, anxiety, loss, interpersonal challenges, and trauma. With evidenced-based interventions, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dr. King will encourage management of mood, pain, and general psychosocial stressors to enhance your quality of life.

716.308.6683 | info@explorewhatsnext.com

Tacianna Indovina, PhD

Anxiety, Depression

Dr. Tacianna Indovina knew that she wanted to be a therapist since she was in high school. From that time, her love and enthusiasm for the healing power of psychotherapy hasn’t wavered. It’s a good thing for our community that Tacianna is as enthusiastic as ever for helping people when they feel overwhelmed, discouraged, and alone. 

Through her authenticity, gentle directness, and sense of humor, Tacianna works with you to identify patterns of thinking and behaving that may be making it difficult for you to meet your goals. Tacianna’s easy rapport encourages, validates, challenges, and empowers!

With her down-to-earth and relatable style, Tacianna provides counseling for late adolescents, adults, and couples, to provide support to recover from interpersonal loss and trauma, overcome mood struggles, cope with anxiety, and adjust positively to life transitions. Tacianna adapts her approach to what you want and need, and aims to help you build healthier relationships with yourself and others.

Contact Dr. Tacianna to schedule your free initial consultation today!

585.752.5320 | info@explorewhatsnext.com

Warren Keller, Ph.D.

For over thirty years, Dr. Keller’s work with children and families has been highly esteemed by attorneys, physicians, professional colleagues, parents, and teachers in Western New York and beyond.

Dr. Keller’s expertise focuses on the evaluation and treatment of the social, emotional and behavioral issues that children experience. He has presented his research on ADHD, learning disorders, and central auditory processing disorders locally, nationally, and internationally.  A special interest of Dr. Keller’s is performing early neutral evaluations so that parental custody and access issues might be determined without Court intervention. Dr. Keller is on the roster of court-appointed Parenting Coordinators in the Eighth Judicial District of New York State.

The professionals of Explore What’s Next are the fortunate recipients of Dr. Keller’s expert consultation and guidance to better serve the children, parents, and families of Western New York!

716.308.6683 | info@explorewhatsnext.com

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