Therapists in Rochester, NY

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Photo of Leah Batey in Rochester, NY
Leah Batey
MEd, MS, LMHCP
Verified
Rochester, NY 14625
I have experienced the healing that comes from having the space to explore, grow, and understand new parts of yourself, while also being held and accepted for exactly who you are right now. This doesn’t mean that I won’t challenge you to grow and adapt at times, but my hope is that you will also know you are fully accepted just as you are. I believe that a therapeutic relationship based on trust and collaboration is the foundation of this work and that counseling can not, and should not, look the same for everybody. In my practice, I structure the therapy around you, your needs, and identities.
I have experienced the healing that comes from having the space to explore, grow, and understand new parts of yourself, while also being held and accepted for exactly who you are right now. This doesn’t mean that I won’t challenge you to grow and adapt at times, but my hope is that you will also know you are fully accepted just as you are. I believe that a therapeutic relationship based on trust and collaboration is the foundation of this work and that counseling can not, and should not, look the same for everybody. In my practice, I structure the therapy around you, your needs, and identities.
(585) 539-7731 View (585) 539-7731
Photo of Andy Petronio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Andy Petronio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618
Waitlist for new clients
People decide to begin therapy for a variety of reasons. Many have had damaging experiences that they are unable to put behind them. Some feel stuck or make the same mistakes over and over and are unsure why. Others have chronic feelings of low self-worth. Others suffer from excessive worry or panic attacks.
People decide to begin therapy for a variety of reasons. Many have had damaging experiences that they are unable to put behind them. Some feel stuck or make the same mistakes over and over and are unsure why. Others have chronic feelings of low self-worth. Others suffer from excessive worry or panic attacks.
(585) 312-0280 View (585) 312-0280
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Amy D Sumner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14607
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked 20 plus years with adults and families. I provide a safe environment to explore the difficulties and joys of life. Also, I take insurance.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked 20 plus years with adults and families. I provide a safe environment to explore the difficulties and joys of life. Also, I take insurance.
(585) 552-2859 View (585) 552-2859
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Tina DiSanto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14610
Psychotherapy can help us to understand ourselves, our histories, patterns and relationships. It is a tool that can increase clarity and direction so that we can move more confidently in the world. We are a complex mixture of our experiences, the relationships most significant to us, what we think about ourselves, the narratives we hold, and how we view our purpose or place. With this in mind, I aim to do a few specific things in my therapist role: To think about how we have come to be who we are, to accept this, and to create space within ourselves where we might exercise new or different ways of being.
Psychotherapy can help us to understand ourselves, our histories, patterns and relationships. It is a tool that can increase clarity and direction so that we can move more confidently in the world. We are a complex mixture of our experiences, the relationships most significant to us, what we think about ourselves, the narratives we hold, and how we view our purpose or place. With this in mind, I aim to do a few specific things in my therapist role: To think about how we have come to be who we are, to accept this, and to create space within ourselves where we might exercise new or different ways of being.
(585) 401-7102 View (585) 401-7102
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Dolly Malik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618
Have you had situations where you feel strong emotions but don't understand what they are or what set an emotional reaction off? Emotions are based in our bodies and are much easier to manage than most of us think if we understand the sources. I would love to help you understand. Are you trying to figure out who you are, feel like you lack direction in your life and worrying you aren't good enough? Would you like to feel like you can identify goals you want to achieve and then have a plan to accomplish them? Is it important for you to feel like you have the confidence to meet any challenge? Helping clients towards goals is a passion
Have you had situations where you feel strong emotions but don't understand what they are or what set an emotional reaction off? Emotions are based in our bodies and are much easier to manage than most of us think if we understand the sources. I would love to help you understand. Are you trying to figure out who you are, feel like you lack direction in your life and worrying you aren't good enough? Would you like to feel like you can identify goals you want to achieve and then have a plan to accomplish them? Is it important for you to feel like you have the confidence to meet any challenge? Helping clients towards goals is a passion
(585) 382-1715 View (585) 382-1715
Photo of Colleen Ignatowski, Art Therapist in Rochester, NY
Colleen Ignatowski
Art Therapist, LCAT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14610
Feeling stuck, stressed, and generally unhappy? Are you struggling to express your feelings and ignoring them until they overflow and impact your relationships, your work, and your ability to enjoy life? Overwhelm and discontent don’t have to define this time in your life. It's ok to choose to take some space and time for yourself; to heal, to not accept what is or go back to what was, to move through this into a better future for yourself and your family. Whether you want to address stress, depression, anxiety, life changes, trauma, burnout, messy relationships, anger, grief, or something else…you don't need do it alone.
Feeling stuck, stressed, and generally unhappy? Are you struggling to express your feelings and ignoring them until they overflow and impact your relationships, your work, and your ability to enjoy life? Overwhelm and discontent don’t have to define this time in your life. It's ok to choose to take some space and time for yourself; to heal, to not accept what is or go back to what was, to move through this into a better future for yourself and your family. Whether you want to address stress, depression, anxiety, life changes, trauma, burnout, messy relationships, anger, grief, or something else…you don't need do it alone.
(585) 728-1775 View (585) 728-1775
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Bruce D Horowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rochester, NY 14607
I am a therapist with over 30 years experience working with clients. I use an informal eclectic approach that promotes client comfort and maximizes peoples potential to change. I am currently utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques. I have extensive experience working with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and adults. I am expert at working with clients of varied race, ethnicity, gender and varied socio-economic circumstances.
I am a therapist with over 30 years experience working with clients. I use an informal eclectic approach that promotes client comfort and maximizes peoples potential to change. I am currently utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques. I have extensive experience working with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and adults. I am expert at working with clients of varied race, ethnicity, gender and varied socio-economic circumstances.
(585) 420-7225 View (585) 420-7225
Photo of Rebecca Kalinowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Rebecca Kalinowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618
Rebecca Kalinowski earned her Master's Degree in Social Work through Nazareth College and The College at Brockport. She is dedicated to the Rochester community and has been practicing in this region since earning her degree. She has experience working in outpatient settings with families, couples and adults. She is a trained psychotherapist and has experience working with individuals with a wide variety of mental health challenges. Her person-centered approach has helped her in forming strong relationships with her clients in an effort to improve their lives and help them better understand the sources of emotional suffering.
Rebecca Kalinowski earned her Master's Degree in Social Work through Nazareth College and The College at Brockport. She is dedicated to the Rochester community and has been practicing in this region since earning her degree. She has experience working in outpatient settings with families, couples and adults. She is a trained psychotherapist and has experience working with individuals with a wide variety of mental health challenges. Her person-centered approach has helped her in forming strong relationships with her clients in an effort to improve their lives and help them better understand the sources of emotional suffering.
(585) 308-9935 View (585) 308-9935
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Howard E. Markus
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14618
I have repeatedly been impressed and moved by the process and experience that is psychotherapy. With each new person that I meet, I endeavor to foster a relationship through which healing, self-awareness, and personal growth can take place. I aim to help people identify their own emotional truths and live a more fulfilling life. If you are unhappy with the direction your life is going, dissatisfied with the quality of your relationships, or experiencing distressing symptoms that make it difficult to get through your days, please call for an initial consultation.
I have repeatedly been impressed and moved by the process and experience that is psychotherapy. With each new person that I meet, I endeavor to foster a relationship through which healing, self-awareness, and personal growth can take place. I aim to help people identify their own emotional truths and live a more fulfilling life. If you are unhappy with the direction your life is going, dissatisfied with the quality of your relationships, or experiencing distressing symptoms that make it difficult to get through your days, please call for an initial consultation.
(585) 563-8165 View (585) 563-8165
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Karen Dickinson
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Substance use and emotional stressors can affect individuals and families without discrimination. I believe that the most successful path to healing is one that treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. I understand that addiction, depression, anxiety, and stress can affect every aspect of your life and it is my hope that, together, we can overcome whatever barriers you may be experiencing to physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Substance use and emotional stressors can affect individuals and families without discrimination. I believe that the most successful path to healing is one that treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. I understand that addiction, depression, anxiety, and stress can affect every aspect of your life and it is my hope that, together, we can overcome whatever barriers you may be experiencing to physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
(585) 312-0219 View (585) 312-0219
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Rob Riechel
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14626  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Rob Riechel, a licensed mental health counselor dedicated to empowering individuals, couples, teens, and adults like you to embrace their inner strength and find their path to growth. If you're ready to rewrite your story, overcome challenges, and create a life filled with purpose, you're in the right place.
Welcome! I'm Rob Riechel, a licensed mental health counselor dedicated to empowering individuals, couples, teens, and adults like you to embrace their inner strength and find their path to growth. If you're ready to rewrite your story, overcome challenges, and create a life filled with purpose, you're in the right place.
(585) 312-6759 View (585) 312-6759
Photo of Lisa van Leeuwen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Lisa van Leeuwen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14607
I'm passionate about providing a safe and therapeutic space for those who have experienced childhood, sexual, race or gender based, or combat-related trauma. I'm trained in trauma-informed mental health care and developed my therapeutic approach working with a diverse population of individuals and families. I'm deeply sensitive to racial, cultural, occupational, economic, and social justice-related influences on how we experience and heal from trauma.
I'm passionate about providing a safe and therapeutic space for those who have experienced childhood, sexual, race or gender based, or combat-related trauma. I'm trained in trauma-informed mental health care and developed my therapeutic approach working with a diverse population of individuals and families. I'm deeply sensitive to racial, cultural, occupational, economic, and social justice-related influences on how we experience and heal from trauma.
(585) 636-3195 View (585) 636-3195
Photo of Chinh Huynh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY
Chinh Huynh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14610  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Do you bottle up your feelings? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you and your loved ones struggle to communicate? I offer a safe space to explore what is getting in your way, and what steps you'd like to take to change. I treat a wide range of individuals, couples, and families. I have the most experience with people seeking to resolve relationship issues, address their interpersonal trauma history, and work through transitions.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you bottle up your feelings? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you and your loved ones struggle to communicate? I offer a safe space to explore what is getting in your way, and what steps you'd like to take to change. I treat a wide range of individuals, couples, and families. I have the most experience with people seeking to resolve relationship issues, address their interpersonal trauma history, and work through transitions.
(585) 376-5028 View (585) 376-5028
Photo of Mary Gomez DeSantis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Mary Gomez DeSantis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rochester, NY 14623
My ideal client is someone who is seeking to learn and grow while keeping an open mind. Therapy can often be intimidating but as a clinician it is my job to offer support and guidance towards growth in resolving one's personal struggle. I am very passionate about working with people and believe strongly in empowering an individual to see strengths in order to overcome barriers. I see individuals, couples and family's alike as those relationships can be crucial in ones healing. I have a special interest in working with professionals looking for therapy, coaching & support. All services available in English/Spanish languages.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking to learn and grow while keeping an open mind. Therapy can often be intimidating but as a clinician it is my job to offer support and guidance towards growth in resolving one's personal struggle. I am very passionate about working with people and believe strongly in empowering an individual to see strengths in order to overcome barriers. I see individuals, couples and family's alike as those relationships can be crucial in ones healing. I have a special interest in working with professionals looking for therapy, coaching & support. All services available in English/Spanish languages.
(585) 378-5289 View (585) 378-5289
Photo of Deborah Hudson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Deborah Hudson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, PhD
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618
My mission is to provide effective therapy in the interest of empowering my clients to experience optimum well-being and quality of life. I specialize in client concerns pertaining to relational and sexual health; parenting; assisting families to thrive during times of life transition (such as adolescence, young adulthood, and divorce); and to facilitate the healthy self-esteem, development, and functioning of individuals, couples, and families. My approach takes into account the whole person, including emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual factors.
My mission is to provide effective therapy in the interest of empowering my clients to experience optimum well-being and quality of life. I specialize in client concerns pertaining to relational and sexual health; parenting; assisting families to thrive during times of life transition (such as adolescence, young adulthood, and divorce); and to facilitate the healthy self-esteem, development, and functioning of individuals, couples, and families. My approach takes into account the whole person, including emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual factors.
(585) 302-4604 View (585) 302-4604
Photo of Phoebe Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Phoebe Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rochester, NY 14607
As a body/brain-based therapist, I take an emergent approach to treating historic and intergenerational trauma as we look at personal trauma, knowing that today’s experiences are linked to trauma, resilience and the cultural/economic systems of your ancestors. Without examination of how colonialism, white supremacy, capitalism and heteropatriarchy have impacted you & your lineage, we often feel a lack of value. These oppressive structures have served to separate and disempower most, while stroking fear, isolation, perfectionism, anti-social behaviors and a never ending sense of urgency in the few who benefit.
As a body/brain-based therapist, I take an emergent approach to treating historic and intergenerational trauma as we look at personal trauma, knowing that today’s experiences are linked to trauma, resilience and the cultural/economic systems of your ancestors. Without examination of how colonialism, white supremacy, capitalism and heteropatriarchy have impacted you & your lineage, we often feel a lack of value. These oppressive structures have served to separate and disempower most, while stroking fear, isolation, perfectionism, anti-social behaviors and a never ending sense of urgency in the few who benefit.
(585) 304-1920 View (585) 304-1920
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Carly St. John
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Rochester, NY 14606
Who am I? What is important to me? What do I believe in? What do I want out of life? I know firsthand what it is like to face these questions, especially when rebuilding after disappointment, trauma, and loss. In my own experience and in my experience working with clients, I have found that the most difficult times of our lives can be the catalyst to our greatest growth, and eventually, a sense of peace we had not thought possible.
Who am I? What is important to me? What do I believe in? What do I want out of life? I know firsthand what it is like to face these questions, especially when rebuilding after disappointment, trauma, and loss. In my own experience and in my experience working with clients, I have found that the most difficult times of our lives can be the catalyst to our greatest growth, and eventually, a sense of peace we had not thought possible.
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Michael Kemp-Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Rochester, NY 14625
Waitlist for new clients
Over the past 30 years, I have worked with people struggling with a variety of distressing issues ranging from grief, substance abuse, family members impacted by substance abuse, struggles with mood disorders, men's issues and trauma. These issues are pages of our life story. Many times people feel isolated; the idea of sharing their story with a "stranger" feels too daunting, too personal. I find most clients, in the end, desire to feel more comfortable in their own skin. Identifying behavior patterns and ways we think and feel about ourselves is a huge first step toward making meaningful change.
Over the past 30 years, I have worked with people struggling with a variety of distressing issues ranging from grief, substance abuse, family members impacted by substance abuse, struggles with mood disorders, men's issues and trauma. These issues are pages of our life story. Many times people feel isolated; the idea of sharing their story with a "stranger" feels too daunting, too personal. I find most clients, in the end, desire to feel more comfortable in their own skin. Identifying behavior patterns and ways we think and feel about ourselves is a huge first step toward making meaningful change.
(585) 382-1730 View (585) 382-1730
Photo of Felicia R Reed-Watt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rochester, NY
Felicia R Reed-Watt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Rochester, NY 14607
"When I talk with Felicia, I leave feeling good about myself and others". Change occurs when people feel supported and comfortable enough to become aware, recognize their strengths and learn effective ways to deal with life's challenges. Now that you have made the first step let's work together to learn new life affirming skills, dispel negative beliefs, resolve painful issues and deepen your spiritual connection
"When I talk with Felicia, I leave feeling good about myself and others". Change occurs when people feel supported and comfortable enough to become aware, recognize their strengths and learn effective ways to deal with life's challenges. Now that you have made the first step let's work together to learn new life affirming skills, dispel negative beliefs, resolve painful issues and deepen your spiritual connection
(585) 454-9334 View (585) 454-9334
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Tracy Nemecek
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Rochester, NY 14618
Counseling starts with meeting you where you are, and from that place, we collaborate together to determine the next best steps. That might involve looking to the past to understand or to heal, moving out of patterns that aren't working in the present, and/or taking a preventive approach to clarify and build on your internal strengths to promote balance, wellness, and resiliency. Therapy is, at its core, a learning process, one that begins with the strengthening of self-awareness, and leads to an understanding of how to best apply the power of your thoughts, insights, emotions, and resources to make the changes you're seeking.
Counseling starts with meeting you where you are, and from that place, we collaborate together to determine the next best steps. That might involve looking to the past to understand or to heal, moving out of patterns that aren't working in the present, and/or taking a preventive approach to clarify and build on your internal strengths to promote balance, wellness, and resiliency. Therapy is, at its core, a learning process, one that begins with the strengthening of self-awareness, and leads to an understanding of how to best apply the power of your thoughts, insights, emotions, and resources to make the changes you're seeking.
(585) 268-1598 View (585) 268-1598

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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.