Professional and Confidential Services

Counseling Business Hours
Mon:9:00-4:00 pm
Cheektowaga Tues., Wed., Thurs:
8:30a.m.-7:30 p.m. Fri. 9:30-12:30Sat.: 11-6pm-Mike W.

3719 Union Rd. Ste 122
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Most insurance accepted


Call 716-783-0407
for more details and to
schedule an appointment

Brightside LCSW Services, PLLC DBA

Brightside Counseling Services

We are accepting New Clients!

Leave a message at 783-0407 and we will return your call regarding scheduling.

3719 Union Rd. Ste.122, Cheektowaga,NY 14225

(on the side where Sakuras Japanese Restaurant is located)

0Secondary office location for Charmaine Fanara is: Buffalo Psychiatry

37 Maple Rd.,Williamsville, NY 14221


"Your wellness is our business"

We educate regarding your mind, body and spirit.

See Wellness page for further details.


You Don't Have to go through this alone.

Are you Ready to Make Changes?...

Then we are ready to help!




Depression? Anxiety? Bipolar? PTSD?

Borderline Personality disorder?

Stressed out? Job, family, college stress...

Grieving, Life Transitions?

Marriage falling apart? Relationship issues?

Is your teen struggling in school, answering you back,

or getting bullied? Child or Teen out of Control,

depressed or anxious?

Having problems transitioning to college?

Alcohol/Drug Problem ?

Need spiritual encouragement?


Insurances and EAP benefits

Brightside acccepts insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Independent Health, Beacon Health Fidelis, Cigna, Aetna and many other insurances... We also provide counseling for many EAP companies.

Call for details and additional questions regarding other accepted insurances.


  • We offer... professionals you can trust who will confidentialy listen to your concerns and offer guidance in a private setting. 
  • Support during your most difficult times.
  • Alternative strategies to help you to work toward achieving balance with mind, body and spirit.

Purpose: "To help set you free to be the best you can be."

BRIGHTSIDE COUNSELING SERVICES PROVIDES: Counseling for those age 10+. Individual, Couples/Marital, Grief/Loss, Parent/ Teen/Child, Eldercare, and Family Counseling, Alcohol/ Drug Counseling, Christian Counseling Services, Employee Assistance (EAP)Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused and Motivational Psychotherapy. See Specialties page for further details.

Counseling in Buffalo NY, and surrounding area. Cheektowaga and Williamsville Counseling offices.