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.

What to Expect in Counseling

What to Expect in Counseling

Most people who begin counseling are not sure what to expect. There are so many myths about what happens in counseling that can be misleading or contradictory. For instance, in the movies or on TV shows we see the main character lying down on a couch and talking about...

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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!

4 Things I Learned and Relearned about owning a puppy

4 Things I Learned and Relearned about owning a puppy

I thought my life was going pretty well. My business was growing and evolving, I felt like I was really making positive progress with my clients, my adult kids have their life on track and I’ve been enjoying spending time with my husband. The last thing I thought I...
BuffaloStrong

BuffaloStrong

“What I am hopeful for is that this incident will bring us together, because… this could have been any one of us or any one of our loved ones… this should bring us together and not tear us apart.” ~Trini Ross, U.S. Attorney. Western District of New York I hope,...
What to Expect in Counseling

What to Expect in Counseling

Most people who begin counseling are not sure what to expect. There are so many myths about what happens in counseling that can be misleading or contradictory. For instance, in the movies or on TV shows we see the main character lying down on a couch and talking about...
Life Candy, Marking Happiness

Life Candy, Marking Happiness

In my dream, I was with my daughter and someone else, my husband maybe, looking out at the Pacific Ocean from a space that could have been a park or a run-down but still beautiful office building. Someone was talking, I think my husband. Looking out at the ocean, the...
10 Tips to Survive Being the Scapegoat at Home

10 Tips to Survive Being the Scapegoat at Home

This article was inspired by your comments on the article Five Steps to Stop Being the Family Scapegoat. “What is your advice for someone who is a scapegoat living with their parents? I recently finished uni and until I get a job, I can’t move out and support myself.”...
Life Candy (Text) shows a paper cup with candy inside) and the Explore What's Next Logo on the outside of the cup

Life Candy! Socks, Tarot Cards Plants and Groundhog Day!

This week we review the things that make life a little sweeter. We call it lifecandy.

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.

What to Expect in Counseling

What to Expect in Counseling

Most people who begin counseling are not sure what to expect. There are so many myths about what happens in counseling that can be misleading or contradictory. For instance, in the movies or on TV shows we see the main character lying down on a couch and talking about...

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!

What to Expect in Counseling

What to Expect in Counseling

Most people who begin counseling are not sure what to expect. There are so many myths about what happens in counseling that can be misleading or contradictory. For instance, in the movies or on TV shows we see the main character lying down on a couch and talking about...
The Only New Year’s Resolution I Need

The Only New Year’s Resolution I Need

My friend asked me if I made any New Year's resolutions. "I made only one resolution: to be nicer... to myself." She laughed. It was almost a spit-take! "I thought you were going to say 'be nicer to other people'," she said. "Nope," I said, "I'm good there. The...
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.