Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

You Make a Difference


"A purposeful life in the community reflecting your personal choice"

Center of Self Discovery

The peer-run Center for Self Discovery offers people support and skills for their individual journey.

Links to the community help people find their place in the larger world, both as a citizen AND as active participants in defining their life.



Sharon Ward,
Center for Self-Discovery Director



Mondays, Tuesdays
9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.

9a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Chat 'N Chew
BYO lunch group:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


We are located in our own wing of the Butler Rehabilitation Center on the campus of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Ave., near the intersection of Elmwood and Forest Avenues.

Peers sharing their lived experience in support of others in their journey of recovery and self discovery for physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. The journey leads to a meaningful and purposeful life in the community reflecting personal choice.

Center for
Self Discovery Brochure

Center for Self Discovery Brochure
Ongoing Services:
- Basic computer skills
- Double Trouble & AA Groups
- Self-help & Support Groups
- Holistic health information
- Career and education exploration
- Social & Recreational opportunities
- Access to community resources
- Individualized services offered as needed
- Benefits counseling
- Community guest speakers
- Educational trainings
- Scheduled community activities
Recipient Associate Managers:
Many of the peer services are provided by Buffalo Psychiatric Center's own Recipient Associate Managers--peers who willingly share their own life experiences to promote hope and recovery. For further information, contact Robin Alwine, 816-2494.