Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221
Psychotherapy incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques and skills in order to help an individual realize the voids in their life, acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to improve quality of life and gain more positive coping skills. I utilize Solution Focused Therapy to accomplish these goals and help an individual take control of their life.
Kavitha Finnity, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
440 White Spruce Blvd., Rochester, New York 14623
If you are feeling sad, empty, dissatisfied or angry, you do not have to deal with these feelings alone. Using solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy, we will work together as a team to help you gain insight and learn to manage and overcome negative thoughts and emotions that have been overwhelming you. We will focus on solutions which will lead to positive change and help you to achieve your goals. I provide both short term and long term therapy depending on your preference and needs.
Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 11B, Amherst, New York 14226
Sometimes in life you just feel overwhelmed and don't know how to cope. Maybe you're feeling very anxious or stressed. Maybe you're feeling depressed or just not like your usual self. Perhaps you've experienced a break up or another difficult event and are struggling with how to move on. Psychotherapy can help. I provide a comfortable supportive space in which to help you get reoriented and back on your feet. I assist you in shifting the behavior patterns and negative beliefs that may be preventing you from living a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together, I'll help you move through the process of self-discovery, growth and change. Please don't wait. I'd really love to hear your story.
Carol Munschauer, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226
I am the only person in Western New York that practices the Contemporary approach of Self Psychology. This approach is very popular in larger cities but has not taken over our geographical area yet. It is based on understanding and empathy and not the old approach of confrontation and invalidation: which only makes patients angry, understandably angry, causing them to be given nasty unflattering diagnoses when the therapist does not know how to understand this anger.
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, New York 14226
Sometimes we need help getting through the difficult times in our lives. We know that we need to change our perspective, gain positive insights, put our lives in order or simply just get motivated. For some of us, we are aware of the difficulties that our parents or families have been through and we want to be sure not to approach life the same way they did. I can assist you in your journey to explore, understand, change and grow.
Kathryn Castle, PhD, LMHC, ACS, DCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
46 Prince Street, LL004, Rochester, New York 14607
Making changes in thoughts and behaviors that no longer work for you can seem daunting. You are not alone! I offer a caring, focused, & effective approach to addressing the issues that are the most troublesome to you. I begin by actively listening and asking questions so that I truly understand your difficulties. I then help you to identify your goals for therapy and develop a treatment plan with actionable steps that we work on together. We prioritize your goals so that the issues that are most problematic for you are addressed first. We search for strengths as well as limitations, and develop a "toolbox" of skills that will help you to achieve your goals for positive change and happiness.
Kavod Center for Addiction Recovery, LCSW, CSAT-S, CASAC, EMDR
25 Circle Street, Rochester, New York 14607
Infidelities, lost trust and relationship betrayals leave you feeling mentally and emotionally hurt and less than whole. To achieve true healing, Kavod Center for Addiction Recovery uses psychotherapy to help you gain a greater sense of awareness of yourself and others in your life. When needed, we incorporate specialized therapeutic modalities to help you break through any obstacles that stand in your way. These include EMDR, Art and Movement Therapy, Cognitive Behavior, Feeling Expressive, and Psychodynamic approaches.
Ese Moynihan-Ejaife, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
18 Harvard Street, Rochester, New York 14607
Psychotherapy is a wonderful way to learn more about yourself and to build coping and mindfulness skills to tackle stress, anxiety, depression, or other challenges in your life. I will work with you to identify what problems are getting in the way of you feeling better and I will help you develop the skills to cope with and manage these problems. Psychotherapy is proven to help improve mood, build confidence, self-esteem, and improving mental health is also linked to improving physical health. It can be amazingly eye-opening and I am here to help your experience be safe, confidential, and life-changing.
Lori McCabe, LCSW-R
Therapist/Clinical Social Worker
95 Allens Creek Rd, Building 2, Suite 240, Rochester, New York 14618
Healing takes honesty, compassion, safety and patience. I believe the counseling relationship is a partnership between the therapist and the client. We create a team working together toward a common goal, through the use of the individual's personal knowledge and my guidance and coaching. Respecting that every person is unique, my approach will vary in accordance with the personal needs of the individual.
Laurie Agnello, LMHC, CASAC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor/ CASAC, MsED, NCC
3380 Monroe Ave., Rochester, New York 14618
Through the years I have implemented Cognitive Behavioral interventions that have helped individuals move in a positive direction for a happier and more fulfilling life. Whether in a individual or group setting establishing a safe and comfortable rapport with a client/family is crucial in building an effective and productive counseling relationship. Various therapeutic interventions that I believe are most effective include Dialectical, Cognitive Behavioral interventions, Gestalt and Psychodynamic approaches. Again the far most important aspect of the counseling relationship is that the client has rapport with the therapist to facilitate growth and recovery.