WELCOME

Explore What’s Next offers psychotherapy, counseling, personal & executive coaching. We provide services for adults, couples, children, adolescents & families in a style that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative to maximize your counseling experience.

The Shame of Seeking Counseling as a Man

The Shame of Seeking Counseling as a Man

There has ever been a voice in my head that whispers to me that I cannot share my pain, my sadness, my mistakes, or my fears. This same voice shouts at me that I must never show weakness. For I have learned that once people get a glimpse behind my armor of masculine...

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The Studio at Explore What’s Next offers gentle, nurturing self-care classes & workshops. We explore yoga, meditation & mindfulness as well as provide workshops, seminars & groups in a wide-array of subjects, from baby-proofing your relationship, living with chronic illness to financial wellness & more. All offerings are open to the public in our beautiful, ADA compliant space. 

A full service counseling and executive coaching practice, Explore What’s Next offers services throughout the lifespan, including children ages five years and up, teens and young adults. The therapists are there to discuss your needs, answer your questions and make a plan. Explore What’s Next has two convenient locations on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo and Sweet Home in Amherst.

Dr. Aletta and the Explore What’s Next therapists provide office hours in a private comfortable setting as well as sessions via video or by phone.

A Chat with Nicole Brown About Bringing Home Baby

Explore What’s Next therapists offer an assortment of workshops, psycho-educational, supportive and process groups. We update the list here frequently so check in often!

The Shame of Seeking Counseling as a Man

The Shame of Seeking Counseling as a Man

There has ever been a voice in my head that whispers to me that I cannot share my pain, my sadness, my mistakes, or my fears. This same voice shouts at me that I must never show weakness. For I have learned that once people get a glimpse behind my armor of masculine...
10 Gifts to Give Yourself When Stress Is Making You Lose Your Shit

10 Gifts to Give Yourself When Stress Is Making You Lose Your Shit

Stress can tip from bearable to overbearing in a split second. When you’re buckling under the stress, and who isn’t these days, give yourself these gifts. You have to give them to yourself because the reality is no one else will.  Stress can be a gift. Stay with...
Naomi Osaka and Lessons from the Universe

Naomi Osaka and Lessons from the Universe

When I heard about Naomi Osaka bravely saying no to the French Open, I was standing on my patio holding a cup of coffee close under my nose, working on closing my own stress cycle. The story wafted out of an open window from the radio in the kitchen. Ms Osaka, all of...
Explore What’s Next – ReOpening! April 1st!

Explore What’s Next – ReOpening! April 1st!

Explore What’s Next is opening on April 1st (it’s not a joke!) – Read to learn about our safety measures.

The Tricky SCAMP of Overcoming Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Also Known As Body Focused Repetitive Behavior

The Tricky SCAMP of Overcoming Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Also Known As Body Focused Repetitive Behavior

The Tricky SCAMP of Overcoming Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Do you pick at your skin or have obsessive nail biting habits? Do you pull out your hair without awareness? If so, you may be struggling with a body-focused repetitive...
9 Steps to Getting Organized for a New Semester of College: Part 2

9 Steps to Getting Organized for a New Semester of College: Part 2

If you have not done so already, check out my blog post here on Part 1, Steps 1 – 5. Okay, you got your folders and notebooks (digital or hardcopy). Maybe you even organized your email and desktop.  You also got your calendar/ planner and a to-do list ready to go!...

In our work we want to lower your stress and minimize any surprises. You are vulnerable enough coming into this situation. We want to reduce your worries.

 

We offer an initial 30 minute consultation, at no charge, in the office, with video chat or on the phone. Let’s discuss your needs, answer your questions and make a plan.

You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by taking this little step.

WELCOME

Explore What’s Next offers psychotherapy, counseling, personal & executive coaching. We provide services for adults, couples, children, adolescents & families in a style that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative to maximize your counseling experience.

The Shame of Seeking Counseling as a Man

The Shame of Seeking Counseling as a Man

There has ever been a voice in my head that whispers to me that I cannot share my pain, my sadness, my mistakes, or my fears. This same voice shouts at me that I must never show weakness. For I have learned that once people get a glimpse behind my armor of masculine...

read more

The Studio at Explore What’s Next offers gentle, nurturing self-care classes & workshops. We explore yoga, meditation & mindfulness as well as provide workshops, seminars & groups in a wide-array of subjects, from baby-proofing your relationship, living with chronic illness to financial wellness & more. All offerings are open to the public in our beautiful, ADA compliant space. Whatever you need, from individual counseling, help with parenting your teen, untangling a challenging relationship, to expert coaching for your business, the professionals of Explore What’s Next are here to support you.

Dr. Aletta and the Explore What’s Next therapists provide convenient office hours in a private, comfortable setting.
Whatever you need, from individual counseling, help with parenting your teen, untangling a challenging relationship, to expert coaching for your business, the professionals of Explore What’s Next are here to support you.

Dr. Aletta and the Explore What’s Next therapists provide office hours in a private comfortable setting as well as sessions via video or by phone.

A Chat with Nicole Brown About Bringing Home Baby

Explore What’s Next therapists offer an assortment of workshops, psycho-educational, supportive and process groups. We update the list here frequently so check in often!

The Tricky SCAMP of Overcoming Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Also Known As Body Focused Repetitive Behavior

The Tricky SCAMP of Overcoming Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Also Known As Body Focused Repetitive Behavior

The Tricky SCAMP of Overcoming Skin Picking and Hair Pulling Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Do you pick at your skin or have obsessive nail biting habits? Do you pull out your hair without awareness? If so, you may be struggling with a body-focused repetitive...
9 Steps to Getting Organized for a New Semester of College: Part 2

9 Steps to Getting Organized for a New Semester of College: Part 2

If you have not done so already, check out my blog post here on Part 1, Steps 1 – 5. Okay, you got your folders and notebooks (digital or hardcopy). Maybe you even organized your email and desktop.  You also got your calendar/ planner and a to-do list ready to go!...
5 Tips to Help Parents Survive Distance Learning

5 Tips to Help Parents Survive Distance Learning

Can Parents Survive Distance Learning? The answer is highlighted in 7 Tips! Kids with Attention Challenges & Remote Learning, your child is the main focus of distance learning, but don’t forget a KEY ingredient to your child’s success: YOU.  It might be easy...
7 Tips! Kids with Attention Challenges & Remote Learning

7 Tips! Kids with Attention Challenges & Remote Learning

Parent's all over the Western New York Region are experiencing the difficulty of connecting children with Attention Challenges to Remote Learning. Having the kids home 24/7 AND for many, also working from home, AND helping them each step of the way with their school...
Chronic Illness in the Time of COVID

Chronic Illness in the Time of COVID

In the old movie Broadcast News, the Holly Hunter character, I forget her name, would take time for herself every morning to cry. She just cried. There was no apparent trigger, no reason or justification ever given for why this intelligent, intense, professional woman...

In our work we want to lower your stress and minimize any surprises. You are vulnerable enough coming into this situation. We want to reduce your worries.

 

We offer an initial 30 minute consultation, at no charge, in the office, with video chat or on the phone. Let’s discuss your needs, answer your questions and make a plan.

You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by taking this little step.