John G. Baker, Ph.D.

Dr. Baker has experience and training helping children, adolescents, and adults with adjustment difficulties involving mood and behavior.  He has specialized experience and training with individuals who have medical, neurological, and rehabilitation problems, and with their families.  He is a faculty member in the UB Medical School and teaches healthcare and psychology students.  He received his Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo.


Laurie M. Belanger | East Amherst Psychology Group

Laurie M. Belanger, LCSW-R

Mrs. Belanger specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. She is an EMDR provider for both children and adults. Mrs. Belanger has an extensive background in learning disabilities, sensory processing concerns, anxiety, mood disorders, dissociation, autism spectrum disorders, adoption and attachment concerns. She received her degree from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Social Work.

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Cary S. Chugh, Ph.D. | East Amherst Psychology Group

Cary S. Chugh, Ph.D.

Dr. Chugh specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families.  He has a strong background in the areas of ADHD, academic/learning issues, anxiety disorders, and parent behavior training.  Dr. Chugh is a Buffalo native and received his Ph.D. from DePaul University.

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Paul M. Kopfer, Ph.D. | East Amherst Psychology Group

Paul M. Kopfer, Ph.D.

Dr. Kopfer specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, mood, ADHD, and adjustment disorders in adolescents and adults.  He also has extensive experience with children and adults with developmental disabilities autism spectrum disorders and learning problems.  Dr. Kopfer received his Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.


Bernadette C. McCourt, Ph.D. | East Amherst Psychology Group

Bernadette C. McCourt, Ph.D.

Dr. McCourt has her doctorate in counseling psychology.  She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families.  She has assessed and counseled children/adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD, school refusal, anger management issues, anxiety disorders, and depression.  Dr. McCourt uses a combination of behavioral, cognitive, and expressive therapies (e.g. art, play, journaling) in treating clients.


Margaret Syta, PMHNP

Margaret Syta, PMHNP

Ms. Syta specializes in providing medication management for adults. She attended SUNY Buffalo where she obtained her Master’s degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She also received a post master’s certificate as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and is certified in adult medicine and psychiatric/mental health. In addition to her private practice at East Amherst Psychology Group, Ms. Syta works at a community mental health center.


Andrew T. Wurl, Ph.D.

Dr. Wurl evaluates and treats mood disorders, identity issues, interpersonal conflicts, and anxiety in older adolescents and adults.  He has extensive experience working with individuals experiencing issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as individuals with a history of trauma.  He received his Ph.D. (counseling psychology) from the University at Buffalo.  He completed his predoctoral internship in Outpatient Mental Health and postdoctoral fellowship in LGBT Psychology at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts.


Nancy L. Zoeller, Ph.D. | East Amherst Psychology Group

Nancy L. Zoeller, Ph.D.

Dr. Zoeller specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Dr. Zoeller has extensive experience with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and school related problems.  Dr. Zoeller received her Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo where she taught in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.