About Us

  • Do you find yourself at a crossroads?
  • Do the old definitions of who you are not work anymore?
  • Not enjoying the place you’ve wound up in your work or relationship?

We’ve been there. We know how awful it feels when life events and responsibilities overwhelm our dreams. Explore What’s Next is customized to your individual needs to provide relief from emotional pain with effective, practical and long lasting results. Explore What’s Next therapists offer individual counseling and psychotherapy for adolescents, families, couples and adults of all ages.

EWN therapists have expertise in:

All Explore What’s Next therapists provide office hours in a private, comfortable setting, as well as sessions via video or by phone.  Contact us today!

Our style is highly interactive.

We stand by your side problem solving.

Our work together is collaborative.

We provide the guidance, you provide the motivation!

You are the ultimate agent of change in your life!



Dr Aletta, Clinical Psychologist, Executive Coach, Owner & CEO of Explore What’s Next

716.308.6683      draletta@explorewhatsnext.com

Dr. Aletta is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Coach with 30+ years of experience helping individuals, couples, executives and business owners reach their full potential.

Dr. Aletta enjoys her work so much it’s almost ridiculous! The unique problems that each individual or couple brings in are challenges that are met together. With her personal experience and professional expertise, plus your knowledge of yourself and motivation, you can address the stresses that threaten to engulf you.

Dr. Aletta created Explore What’s Next to answer your needs. We provide professional service with compassion, direct engagement, and non-judgmental support.


KateKate Keating Maleski, LCSW-R

 716.880.5689     kate@explorewhatsnext.com

Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive training in strength based and cognitive behavioral therapy. With these honed therapeutic skills she counsels individuals to cope with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, cutting, abuse and trauma to help them feel whole again. Kate also sees couples and families who have trouble communicating where there is a lack of trust.

Kate is authentic, warm and accessible. Contact her today to set up your free initial consultation.



explorewhatsnextshawphotoco_0125 2Nicole Newcomb-Chumsky, LMHC, CASAC

 585.737.4564     nicole@explorewhatsnext.com

Nicole is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. She loves working with young adults who may be having trouble navigating the transition from original home and family to becoming an independent adult. These days this is not an easy path and can lead to understandable anxieties.

Nicole is a terrific counselor, so if you or someone you know could use some guidance and support when it comes to figuring out what’s next for you, give her a call!



fullsizeoutput_b0fNicole N. Brown, LCSW 

917.674.6742       nicole.brown@explorewhatsnext.com.

Nicole has great passion for helping people to feel more connected and be able to cope with whatever life brings their way. Together you will discover what’s keeping you from enjoying your life. You CAN feel better and you CAN live the life you want.

Contact her today for an initial consultation!




fullsizeoutput_aa6Alla Andelman, Psy.D.

716.249.1024     dralla@explorewhatsnext.com

Dr. Alla Andelman is a clinical psychologist, licensed in New York. She has broad training in psychological work, with specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trauma work.

Dr. Alla believes that every individual is the expert of their own lives and needs. You are the catalyst for any positive change in your life. You may be ready to start, though you may not know where to begin. Dr. Alla’s job is to help guide you in this journey. Using a repertoire of therapeutic techniques, Dr. Alla partners with you to identify goals for your individualized therapy to improve your life and state of mind. Together, therapy will include identifying existing strengths and skills, and adding skills that may be missing (or neglected) to your “wellness toolbox.” Together, you can process life’s struggles and learn to enjoy your life as you deserve.
When you are ready to take that journey, please call Dr. Alla Andelman.


Emily-2Emily K. Becker, LMSW

716-400-1605     ekbeckerlmsw@gmail.com

Emily is a licensed master social worker whose gentle, respectful approach to individual therapy adapts cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to create a space where change becomes possible. She works with individuals who want support coping with worry, sadness, strong emotions or overwhelming life stress. She knows that life’s most challenging concerns feel more manageable when you share them with someone who truly listens.

Emily is empathic and kind. Please contact Emily today if you would like more information or to set up a complimentary initial consultation.


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Christine Frank, LMSW

 716.430.4611       info@explorewhatsnext.com

Christine Frank is a Licensed Master of Social Work. She works with pre-teen children, adolescents, adults, and families. Christine is passionate about working with individuals and families to help resolve conflict and talk through the life transitions impacting them. She has experience working with girls and women who have eating disorders, low self-esteem, and anxiety. Christine believes that trauma often plays a significant role in the development of issues and maladaptive behavior patterns.

The therapeutic relationship plays a huge role in success in therapy. I am easy-going, friendly, empathetic, non-judgmental, and I value humor and authenticity. I’m here to encourage you to take the first step to a happier, healthier life. Give me a call!


716.308.6683       info@explorewhatsnext.com

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