We're Moving! This site is currently under construction while we prepare to move to our new location at 10295 Main St. in Clarence. Check back soon for updates! At Balance, we believe in treating the whole person and emphasize the interplay between body and mind. Our goal is to help you develop and sustain your own life balance while expanding your toolbox to do so effectively and confidently. Contact us to learn how to better manage your stress, maintain an active life and healthy diet, learn mindfulness strategies, better manage a chronic health condition, and improve your mood and build relationships.
Watch our site for announcement of upcoming workshops, seminars, and classes to help you grow, connect, and thrive.
Who We Are:
Denise Riley, Ph.D., CRC Licensed Psychologist, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Life Coach Additional Certifications: Trauma Informed Care and Counseling; ACE Certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach; Yoga Nidra
Dr. Riley is a NYS licensed psychologist specializing in Behavioral Medicine, which addresses behavioral, medical, and psychosocial aspects of both health and illness. Techniques are geared toward development of adaptive coping strategies, making changes to behavior or lifestyle, and learning new skills to help manage chronic conditions (e.g. chronic pain, chronic illness, residual symptoms from injuries). She also works with adult clients for management of mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression, PTSD, stress management, and relationship difficulties.
Dr. Riley earned her undergraduate (B.A. Psychology), and graduate degrees (M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling and Ph.D. Counseling Psychology) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has been an adjunct faculty member at UB for 10 years and works full-time as a psychologist in a local medical center. Professional interests include promoting resilience, management of chronic pain, caregiver adjustment, adjustment to chronic health conditions, exercise and wellness, counselor/therapist consultation and training. Additionally, she is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach. She is passionate about staying active in her Buffalo community, participates in many charity events, and volunteers as a District Activist Leader and as a member of the Healthcare Provider Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (WNY Chapter).
To schedule with Dr. Riley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-863-5075.
Jess is a unique dietitian and takes a new approach to nutrition practice. Besides having three degrees from conventional, accredited colleges, she has also studied holistic health in California and Australia, and continues to study Integrative and Functional Nutrition, which applies cutting-edge science to a holistic treatment philosophy. She sees her patients as whole people rather than merely a collection of symptoms and test results.
Most people are familiar with the term “nutritionist,” but most people don’t know that “nutritionist” is an unregulated term that any layperson can use! Registered Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals required to complete extensive coursework through strictly accredited programs and 1200 supervised practice hours in places like hospitals, community organizations, and private practice. They are required to pass a federal registration exam and complete continuing education to maintain their credentials. Rather than a one-size-fits-all diet, individual nutrition counseling is a series of one-on-one sessions with your dietitian that takes into account your health history, goals, & lifestyle to provide the support that YOU need to succeed. Every session is completely customized to meet your needs. Jess is available at Balance by appointment. Contact her directly at TheWellnessRD@gmail.com (website: www.wellrd.com/) to schedule!
Yoga Workshop Instructors: Lidia J. Snyder, LMSW, RYT, TCTSY-F is a yoga practitioner, instructor and social worker. She holds a specialty certification in working with trauma and has instructed a wide variety of yoga sessions as well as continuing education courses for clinicians. Participants can expect a warm and inviting atmosphere allowing for personal exploration and growth.