I have over 15 years experience working with a diverse population in a variety of settings. I have worked in outpatient mental health clinics, residential treatment facilities, schools, and in hospital and jail settings, conducting crisis intervention and mental health evaluations. I also have several years experience with completing Probation Evaluations. I can help you work through trauma/abuse you have experienced, relationship problems, eating disorders or concerns regarding your child or adolescent.
I understand how difficult it is to talk about any abuse that you may have experienced, whether you have begun to explore it before or have yet to tell your story.
I also will be running seminars as needed for Stress Management, Anger Managment, Parenting, or Woman's Groups. If you have a group that you would have an interest in being a part of, please do not hesitate to contact me and let me know what your interests are.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Erin M Ruston now - (716) 771-2949


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: St Bonaventure University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 000274 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $40 - $70
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Fidelis
  • MVP
  • Military OneSource
  • Multiplan
  • Numerous EAP companies
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Erin M Ruston's Groups

Parenting Group

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to handle different situations with your children. We will discuss discipline, expressing feelings, positive parenting techniques, improved communication, and much more. Forming groups now. The group is free of cost.

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Anger Management

Sometimes it is difficult to keep our cool in situations or react appropriately when things upset us. In this group, you will learn what your triggers are and how to handle your anger better, which may ultimately improve your relationships with others.

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Woman's Group

Often times, it is difficult to meet with friends due to scheduling, family, and work schedules. Forming group now to discuss relationship issues, parenting concerns, mental health issues, etc.

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Eating Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014
Erin M Ruston, MSEd, LMHC, Counselor in Alden

Erin M Ruston

Counselor, MSEd, LMHC