Denis Kitchen, Therapist in Buffalo, New York — Zencare
Denis  Kitchen

Denis Kitchen

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Buffalo, NY, Buffalo Accepting In-person
Updated August 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Denis is Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Buffalo, New York. He worked for over 20 years in the IT industry writing software, debugging systems, and turning his mental health into a garbage dumpster. Thankfully he found powerful tools to get him unstuck and moving forward again.

In the process of becoming equipped with these powerful psychotherapeutic tools, Denis became inspiration to share the journey of self-development with others. He is not only well versed in The Tools (by Stutz and Michels) which sparked his transformation years ago, but has since become certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and well trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. All of these approaches harmonize well with the wisdom of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Based practices. Add to this the ultimate concerns of Existential Therapy and Denis' love for Carl Jung and his Shadow Work and you stand to benefit from a truly eclectic mix of evidence-based and wisdom-based approaches.

The ideal client for Denis' approach has already caught a glimpse of their unsung song. They are willing to pay the cost of pain and uncertainty to hear that melody finally unchained.

Denis is willing to meet clients in person or virtually.

Message to clients

You've caught a glimpse of yourself unfolding the fullness of your capacities back into the universe. Sometimes you dare to believe this person could really be you. But how exactly are you moving forward into such a reality? Your attempts thus far have been met with resistance, uncertainty, and excruciating pain. Some days, the very reasons to keep going seem to evaporate.

The core of my approach is to strengthen your resilience. This process is painful, requires focused effort, and there is no guarantee of success. If you're ready to rip up that winning lottery ticket, throw it in a mud puddle, and stomp on it, then you're ready to begin working with me.

There are no questions off the table here. No taboos. We can even start with the assumption that your happiness is hopeless. Now with that out of the way... are you willing to move toward wholeness? Then let's begin.


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life


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


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month


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 6 am - 6 pm
  • Tue 12 noon - 9 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 6 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 6 am - 4 pm
  • Sat 7 am - 3 pm
  • Sun Closed

Buffalo, NY practice
Walking Sessions at Various Locations Throughout Western New York, Buffalo, New York 14220
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6 am - 6 pm
  • Tue 12 noon - 9 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 6 am - 5 pm
  • Fri 6 am - 4 pm
  • Sat 7 am - 3 pm
  • Sun Closed

Buffalo practice
1250 Niagara Street, Floor 2, Buffalo, New York 14213
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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10-12

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Private Practice, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present
BestSelf Behavioral Health, Counselor, 2019 - 2021
Restoration Society, Rehabilitation Practitioner, 2016 - 2018

Medaille College, Master of Science - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2017


New York: 011150-01