Laurie Agnello, LMHC, CASAC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ CASAC, MsED, NCC
3380 Monroe Ave., Rochester, New York 14618
As a school based counselor in Wayne and Monroe counties, for many years I had the opportunity to counsel young children, adolescents and teens individually and in a group setting. At the high school level I have taught a class in several high schools called "Reconnecting Youth." This class addressed academics, drug use and social skills. In a high school setting students were seen for counseling to address concerns of self esteem, anger, drug use, bullying and various other issues and concerns. I have counseling children K-12th grade with family issues including having a family member who had a drug addiction.
Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221
I specialize in working with preteens and teens in order to help them cope with the large variety of challenges that face today's youth. Whether it be lack of self esteem, relocation to a new school, home and family problems or just general anxiety and depression. Eating disorders, self harm and substance abuse are prevalent among today's youth, and some early intervention can help counteract these negative influences.
Kathryn Castle, PhD, LMHC, ACS, DCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
46 Prince Street, LL004, Rochester, New York 14607
You as parents are the most important people in your child's life. When a child is struggling, you often don't know where to turn. I specialize in assisting children in distress by working with the child's parents, not directly with the child. I can provide you with the support that you need while you learn how to be more effective parents and deal with your conflicted emotions. I can help you to turn things around by teaching you how to set boundaries, identify logical consequences, and maintain consistency. When you change your behaviors, your child's will change as a result. Life will become calmer and your child's emotional well-being will improve.
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, New York 14226
Young children are often overlooked as an age group that suffer from stress. Hearing adults discuss trouble at work or in the world, older sibling issues or a special needs child in the family who takes up so much their parents time, death of a grandparent or parent, illness, school bulling, parents arguing over stress or worse, stonewalling each other and not talking at all. We have caring licensed counselors who are here to help your children feel more confident and secure about themselves.
Patricia Petrone, M.S., LMHC
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist
98 North Avenue, Webster, New York 14580
Do you have children that are acting out behaviorally? Has your child or young loved one suffered from a trauma they are not fully able to understand? Or perhaps you have noticed a marked shift in your child's emotions. Reach out to help your child today. I am here to evaluate the source of changes in your child and build trust and connection with them that will allow them to learn new ways of coping. Once evaluated I connect them with one of the three child/parent experts on my team where several modes of therapy will be utilized. This ensures a strong therapeutic match. Art therapy, Play therapy, and Family therapy are just the beginning. Affordability is our priority for families as well.
Karyn Dietz, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor
1140 Crosspointe lane, suite 4, Webster, New York 14580
I work with children ages 13+ for anxiety and depression. Private therapy is not a recommended setting for children with risk of harm to self or others (a clinic setting with more supports and more hours than I offer would be the recommendation). For teens with general anxiety, social anxiety, and depression, therapy can help provide the support and validation needed to be able to improve self talk, thought patterns, and mood.