Mrs. Kristin Adduci, LMHC

About Me

I am originally from the Buffalo area. I completed my graduate work in Grand Forks, ND, where I was fortunate to work with a variety of people struggling with many different types of issues. My time in the Midwest allowed me to gain experience working with individuals that were in crisis and/or exposed to trauma. When I came back to Buffalo in 2006, I started working in the field of Crisis Intervention. I helped develop a successful police training program that focused on training law enforcement, and worked in direct service assisting individuals in crisis. Though I was successful in my work, I always felt something was missing and decided to take a huge leap and see clients in a private practice setting. I started my private practice in the Spring of 2016. I work with individuals that struggle with anxiety and depression, and have continued to work with First Responders and Law Enforcement assisting with training and providing treatment. I also have obtained training to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers as well as additional trauma training to assist those struggling with grief and loss. I am EMDR Trained and specialize in the treatment of PTSD. I am excited to work with you, and assist you in finding a way through difficult and uncertain times. I am dedicated to helping you find your purpose and drive to achieve happiness.

Education & Experience

BA- Psychology, SUNY Fredonia MA- Counseling Psychology, University of North Dakota PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Certified Lactation Counselor, February 2020 EMDR Basic Training, May 2019 Certified CPI Instructor, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, October 2016 Certified Crisis Intervention Team Training Coordinator, CIT International, May 2016 Department of Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Mental Health Instructor for Law Enforcement, March 2013 Certified SAMSHA Trainer in Trauma Informed Care for Law Enforcement, August 2012 Certified CONNECT Trainer, December 2011 Member of the Western New York, Child Abduction Response Team (CART), Certified by Department of Justice, June 2009 RELEVANT TRAININGS Easy Ego States with Robin Shapiro, October 2021 Postpartum Support International Practitioner Training, September 2019 Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Training, EMDRIA Certified, Spring 2019- Certification in Process Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 6-Week Intensive Certificate Course, February 2018 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program, November 2012 Clinical Supervision in Behavioral Health, March 2010 Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention, Case Approach, April 2009 Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Individual Crisis Intervention and Group Crisis Intervention, Fall 2009 Incident Command Training, January 2011 Core Competency Training for Emergency Mental Health Responders, Erie County Department of Mental Health and Metropolitan Medical Response System Mental Health Subcommittee October 2007- present.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

HAP TRN WNY Trauma Collaborative WNY EMDR Clubhouse

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Medicaid
  • TRICARE

Independent Health, Univera, Beacon, Molina, Concordia Behavioral Health