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“nothing can dim the
light that shines from within.”

– maya angelou

City of Light Mental 
HealthCounseling, PLLC 
Welcomes You

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  ity of Light Counseling was founded on the belief that all people have an inner light that guides them. The goal of therapy is to help participants find that light through the use of evidence based psychotherapy models. We are currently accepting new clients; to book an intake or find out more information please call (716) 777-1083.


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Jessica R.W. Weaver, LMHC, CASAC

    y name is Jessye, and as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I have been serving the Buffalo area for nearly a decade. I earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Canisius College in 2013 and have worked with many diverse populations in outpatient and inpatient settings.

As a therapist, my goal is to help individuals work through stressors and maladaptive coping skills to help them function to their fullest potential. Above all else, I help clients learn to be in a safe, fulfilling relationship with one’s self.

Something in particular I emphasize in treatment is the benefit of incorporating nature into the healing process, as studies continue to prove the benefits of immersing ourselves in the outdoors. 

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   n addition to my license, I also hold a CASAC (Credential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) designation through New York State, which allows me to treat the complex and continual process that is recovery from substance use. This also includes the advanced training to serve as an OASAS Clinical Screening and Assessment for the Impaired Driving Offender Provider.


Outside of substance abuse, my treatment focuses include: illness and aging struggles, chronic medical issues, grief and loss, changes of life, relationship or family issues, anger management / emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and trauma.

Preferred treatment modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)       

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT)

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

  • Schema Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR) Basic Training



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  hold strongly to the notion that the best therapeutic results yield from incorporating loving kindness and guidance into the change process. Every individual deserves integrity, dignity and respect. By encouraging personal growth and development, individuals are capable of significant positive change. My own belief system is one of inclusivity, and I am an ally to people of color, the LGBTQ+ community and other often disenfranchised populations.


For individuals with little or no experience in therapy, the process can be daunting. A common question I am asked is "how long will this take?" Treatment is individualized so there is no one size fits all mold. Depending on the complexity of a situation, level of distress and other factors the frequency of appointments will vary. After an assessment at our initial session I will be able to offer you feedback as to recommended frequency of sessions and whether I am an appropriate clinician for your care. If I feel your needs are outside my scope of practice, I will offer you a referral to another clinician/agency who fits better. As much as I would like to work with everyone, all providers have some limitations and it is ethically imperative to meet the client's needs above all else.

The Jed Foundation website "What to Expect from Therapy (" offers some helpful resources for those unfamiliar with therapy, and I encourage you to review the information or reach out directly to me with any further questions.


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5350 Main Street

Second Floor, Suite 10​

Williamsville, NY 14221



p. 716-777-1083

f. 716-368-7798



Monday: 8 am - 8 pm

 Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 2 pm



City of Life Counseling

supports both in-person and online therapy

Fees are billed at the following rates:

  • Initial Evaluation: $155/1 hr. 

  • Psychotherapy: $130/1 hr. 


  • Psychotherapy: $115/45 min.


     |sliding scale fee is available|

*Appointments cancelled with less

than 24 hours notice are subject

to a $55 cancellation fee*

Insurances Accepted:

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Blue Cross Federal Employee

  • Empire BC (POS-NY, National/Blue Card PPO)

  • Excellus Blue Cross

  • Highmark BCBS of WNY

  • Cigna

  • Independent Health

  • Univera Health 

  • United Healthcare

  • Optum

  • Out of Network

  • Private Pay

     |cash - check - credit card|


Thank you for your interest, we will reach out soon.

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