Bessie Fitzgerald, Therapist in Hamburg, New York — Zencare
Bessie Marie Fitzgerald
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Bessie Marie Fitzgerald

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
In-Person Accepting In-person
Updated July 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Worry

Professional statement

Bessie Fitzgerald is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hamburg, NY who specializes in seeing adults and adolescents who are struggling with life’s challenges. She has specialized training and focus in the areas of trauma, anxiety issues, depression, and alcohol and substance use.

Bessie’s approach is holistic, eclectic, and mindfully directed. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), through which clients learn coping skills that can aid them in their daily lives. Clients also learn how to identify cognitive distortions that can lead to negative self-talk, low self-esteem, and low self-worth. She also offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps clients move past painful, debilitating memories.

Bessie earned a Master’s degree from Walden University. Her services are person-centered and trauma-focused. She strives to create a safe, empathetic environment in each session so clients feel comfortable talking about their thoughts, feelings, and fears. She is non-judgmental and compassionate in her care, empowering clients to put their mental health first and reconnect with a joyful, fulfilling life.


Message to clients

There are times when our minds, our relationships, or our world can present us with challenges that are too difficult to work through and manage on our own. We can find ourselves so focused on what is going on around us that we ignore what is going on inside us.

It takes courage and strength to seek out a therapist and begin the process of exploring your innermost self. I have found myself drawn to working with those committed to addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences. Throughout my life it has been my experience that managing (or not managing!) these types of struggles can feel suffocating and isolating.

I offer a non-judgmental space where we can begin that exploration and you can begin to make yourself a priority. Your story matters, and my goal as a therapist is to compassionately guide you through life’s struggles and help you reach a place where you can embrace your inner strengths and find inner peace.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $90 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $90

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-12pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

In-Person practice
190 Sunset Dr., Hamburg, New York 14075
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9am-12pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Horizon Village, Counselor, 2020 - 2022

Walden University, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling , 2020
Southern New Hampshire University, BA Psychology, 2015


Licensure

New York: 012320


Languages

English