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Adolescent Mental Health & Addiction Services



75% of all mental illness appears before age 24

90% of drug and alcohol addictions begin in the teenage years

Only 1 out of 5 adolescents with mental illness receive treatment

If you know an adolescent struggling
with an addiction, depression or
other behavioral disorder
Lake Shore Behavioral Health can help.

Lake Shore's Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling services are tailored to specifically se2_young_girls_web_sm.jpgrve the needs of adolescents.  We strive to provide the latest, evidenced-based therapies to treat a wide variety of mental illnesses and substance abuse.

Lake Shore's Adolescent Mental Health services are geared to treat adolescents ages 13 to 17. We can provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for mental illnesses including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, family and relationship problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia.

Lake Shore's Adolescent Substance Abuse services, for adolescents age
17 and under, use a combination of individual, family and group sessions focused on developing goals, problem solving skills, anger management, better communication and relapse prevention.  The objective of the program is to teach the skills necessary for them to live a productive, alcohol and drug free lifestyle as well as promote the development of healthy peer and family relationships.

Lake Shore offers seamless services to those individuals who suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse.  Our experienced certified social workers, mental health counselors, nurses and psychiatrists can provide treatment and medication therapy for a wide range of mental illnesses and addictions.

Our Adolescent Treatment Services provide:

  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Integrated Mental Health & Addiction Treatment
  • Quick & Easy  Access to Appointments
  • Professional, Licensed Counselors
  • Family Support Services
  • Primary Care Physician/Pediatrician Coordination
 For more information about our Adolescent Services please contact: 
Adolescent Mental Health Services
Katherine M. Jafari, LCSW
Program Director
Adolescent Mental Health Services
(716) 884-0700 ext. 261                                    
Adolescent Addiction Services
Samantha Roll LMHC-P, CASAC
Program Director
Adolescent Addiction Services
(716) 884-0700 ext. 272


 Adolescent Services are available at the following locations:

Abbott Corners
3176 Abbott Road, Suite 500
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 822-2117

Lower West Side Counseling
951 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY  14213
Phone: (716) 884-0700

Franklin Addiction Services 
254 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202 
(716) 551-7894
(substance abuse only) 

Medaille Family Counseling Center
95 W. Humboldt Pkwy., Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 710-5151
(mental health counseling only) 

North Collins Addiction Services
2107 Spruce St., North Collins, NY 14111
Phone: (716) 831-337-3706
(substance abuse only)