Editor’s Note: I am proud to introduce you to Kate Maleski, the latest psychotherapist to join the Explore What’s Next team. Kate, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, describes her ideal client like this: “She’s an adolescent between 11 and 16 years old who is convinced she is not smart enough, pretty enough, talented enough or heard enough. She is someone who most people would see and say ‘Wow! She has it all!’ when in reality she feels empty and alone inside.” Kate works equally well with adults and couples in need of support and guidance. Hear more about Kate in her own words…


Do you ever feel alone or that you are the only one to feel this way? There is no reason for you to suffer. Everyone experiences troubles in their life and I want to help you! My passion is in understanding where you are today and guiding you to where you want to be next.

My name is Kate Keating Maleski and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Recently I moved back to my hometown in Buffalo where I am excited to continue my career in helping individuals, couples and families. Before that, I worked in Cleveland, where I completed my B.A. at John Carroll University and my Masters Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.

For the last eight years I have worked with survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, people recovering from neglect and domestic violence, individuals experiencing grief or betrayal, anyone who has experienced events that have lead them to feel hopeless.

You may be angry, sad, confused, indifferent, or just “numb.” You may even believe that you will never feel safe and happy again.

But you can and you will. Whatever you bring to me we can work together to find the right solution for you.

I have extensive training, and have supervised clinicians, using a strength based approach and cognitive behavioral therapy. With these therapeutic skills I counsel individuals to cope with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, cutting, abuse and trauma to help them feel whole again. I also provide therapy to couples and families that have trouble communicating where there is a lack of trust. In addition, it has been my pleasure to lead groups for adolescents who have been bullied and/or suffer from low self-esteem, who have those feelings of “I just don’t belong.”

If you are looking for a safe, empathic, non-judgmental place to heal and to explore what’s next I invite you to call me today.

You may call me at 716.880.5689 or email at kate@explorewhatsnext.com and we’ll schedule your initial consultation!