Amy Pfeffer

I am a Mental Health Counselor in Orchard Park

About Me

Amy Pfeffer is a licensed clinical social worker who has previously served in the military and as a police officer. In 2017, she started working for Horizon Health Services in New York as a mental health specialist and a substance abuse counselor. Following this, she worked as a community-based counselor at Venture Forthe Inc. Later in October 2019, she began working at Gateway Longview as a mental health counselor. Presently, she is employed at Harris Hill Counseling, formerly known as Thriveworks. Mrs. Pfeffer specializes in working with teenagers, children, and families who have undergone different types of trauma to help them regain control of their lives and enhance their quality of life. She is also a certified autism provider and certified technology addiction provider, and she actively works with patients affected by these conditions.

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May 23, 2023

Understanding the Different Types of Autism: A Comprehensive Overview

Autism, a complex neurodevelopmental disorder, is characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. While autism is typically referred to as a spectrum disorder, it is essential to recognize that it encompasses various types and subtypes. Understanding these distinctions can lead to improved support and tailored interventions for individuals on the autism […]

May 10, 2023

What are the symptoms of trauma blocking?

Trauma is a complex experience that can have significant effects on an individual’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. One of the challenges of trauma is the way it can impact an individual’s ability to process and deal with difficult emotions and memories. Trauma blocking is a common experience that individuals may encounter when dealing with […]

Understanding Childhood Trauma and its Long-term Effects
May 10, 2023

Understanding Childhood Trauma and its Long-term Effects

Childhood is a period of innocence, joy, and carefree living for most children. However, it can be a time of trauma and hardship with long-term consequences for some. Childhood trauma can manifest in different forms and has various causes, such as neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or losing a loved one. It can […]

Types of Trauma
April 27, 2023

Types of Trauma

Trauma can affect everyone differently, whether a one-time event or an ongoing stressor. Understanding the different types of trauma will help you better understand your experiences and receive the appropriate care. Traumas can be one-time events, such as an accident or natural disaster, or chronic and repeated exposure to traumatic situations, like childhood abuse or […]

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