Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Rochester, New York

Find a therapist in Rochester, New York  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Rochester to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Rebecca Curtis

PhD
29 years experience
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years. I like to help people with problems in living relationships, depression, etc. I have worked with many people in the arts. I really like working with dreams. You can read about... Read More
I have supervised candidates in a PHD program in clinical psychology at Adelphi University In New York, candidates at the W. A White Institute for psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis, and psychiatrists and psychologists in China via SKYPE for many years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Cynthia Boucher

LCSW,LCSW
20 years experience
My name is Cynthia Boucher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City with over 15 years of experience working with children, families and adults. I am a passionate person who believes that everyone should live their life without judgement, fear or distress. A vast majority of my experience has been working with individuals that have an array of social and behavioral difficulties. Specifically, I've worked with individuals possessing a history... Read More
My name is Cynthia Boucher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York City with over 15 years of experience working with children, families and adults. I am a passionate person who believes that everyone should live... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Denise Hodges

LCSW
3 years experience
You’re amazing for reaching out to the unknown and taking this journey. Come and take some time to see the great work we could do together on minimizing anxiety, developing skills to manage stress and process feelings. I’m sure you have what it takes to reach those goals because you already took the first step. I’m Denise Hodges and I knew from an early age growing up in Brooklyn, New York that... Read More
You’re amazing for reaching out to the unknown and taking this journey. Come and take some time to see the great work we could do together on minimizing anxiety, developing skills to manage stress and process feelings. I’m... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

June Schwartz

LCSW
31 years experience
Hi! My name is June Schwartz, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of NY. I have over 25 years experience and graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelors in psychology and a masters in social work. Life can be very stressful at times. We are now dealing with our own problems, and now, in addition to this, we are dealing with a... Read More
Hi! My name is June Schwartz, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of NY. I have over 25 years experience and graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelors in psychology and a masters... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:31 years

Sophie Halpern

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 10 years of experience working in the human services field. I have lots of experience working directly with individuals in counseling and therapy and utilize a range of different approaches for supporting... Read More
Hi there! My therapeutic work always begins with developing trust, open communication, and connection between therapist and patient, as the best and most profound work happens when there is a safe space that is created. I am a Licensed Clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Angelina Gibbons

LCSW,MSW,BSSW
11 years experience
In the blink of an eye, the world has changed overnight. You may be struggling with insomnia or moods that upset you and that are damaging your intimate, family, and peer relationships. Recent changes in society and your living situation may have triggered life transitions which have sorely stretched your ability to cope. You may feel stuck in a repetitive cycle, making the same mistakes over and over without understanding why and feeling powerless to... Read More
In the blink of an eye, the world has changed overnight. You may be struggling with insomnia or moods that upset you and that are damaging your intimate, family, and peer relationships. Recent changes in society and your living situation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Colin Kowlessar

LMHC,CASAC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State with over 10 years of working experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and substance abuse issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral,... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State with over 10 years of working experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dan Fortunato

LCSW
5 years experience
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" Life is a journey with many hurdles and potholes, but these challenges are also tremendous learning opportunities. Hi, my name is Dan and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 5 years’ experience working as a therapist. I have supported people with a wide range of challenges and have witnessed amazing transformations. I have had the most experience working with... Read More
"Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up" Life is a journey with many hurdles and potholes, but these challenges are also tremendous learning opportunities. Hi, my name is Dan and I am a licensed clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Dennies Libert

LCSW
13 years experience
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be happy, unfortunately challenges in life prevent us from achieving the happiness that we seek. My goal is to help others achieve their happiness. My name is Dennies Libert I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have practiced as a Psychotherapist for the past 13 years. I have also worked with individuals and families to... Read More
I believe that everyone deserves the chance to be happy, unfortunately challenges in life prevent us from achieving the happiness that we seek. My goal is to help others achieve their happiness. My name is Dennies Libert... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Sandra Singer

LCSW,J.D.
3 years experience
Hi. My name is Sandy Singer and I believe in the power of talking and therapy to change your life. I am a clinical social worker in New York and I have been in private practice in Manhattan, New York for 15 years. I work with young adults, adults, and the elderly who have a variety of struggles such as depression, anxiety, family conflicts, social anxiety, loneliness, going through life transitions and... Read More
Hi. My name is Sandy Singer and I believe in the power of talking and therapy to change your life. I am a clinical social worker in New York and I have been in private practice in Manhattan,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Guide to Mental health Resources in Rochester, New York

Located in western New York on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Rochester is home to over 208,000 residents. While the area receives an estimated 90 inches of snow each year, the summers are considered glorious and not too hot. Employment in the city was focused on printing, film and medical products/service but now it is health systems, supermarkets, and higher education. A few of the top employers include the University of Rochester, Rochester Regional Health and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. in which 10,000 or more residents are employed. Rochester is also home to the largest American Sign Language (ASL) users with an estimated deaf population of 10,000-15,000 people. For decades, the residents of Rochester have opted to live in the suburbs and commute into the city but now, there is a resurgence of developers to bring people back into Rochester to live, work and play.

The site, 24/7 Wall St, labeled Rochester as the 34th worst city to live in based on crime, poverty, infrastructure, and housing among other things. Stress affects many that live within the city as it was ranked 8th most-stressed city in the United States and is ranked 4th for highest in the divorce rate. The city is also ranked 4th for highest poverty rate causing financial stress as 32.8% of the population is in poverty. According to the Monroe County Community Health Report, 50% of Rochester’s children reside in poverty which is the highest for a city of similar size within the United States.

Mental Health has become a focus for residents of Rochester and the state of New York. The Mental Health Association in New York State found that half of the chronic mental illness conditions begin at 14 years of age and half of the anxiety disorders begin as early as 8 years old. A law that requires mental health education for all grades – elementary, middle and high school –  in New York as MHAHYS felt it was important to educate all children prior to when symptoms start. Educators are trying to learn how to cope with individual’s students’ trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress.

Regardless of your age or race, one in two people will experience mental illness in their lifetime. According to research, one-third of adult health issues nationwide are due to mental health.  Many mental health issues can affect you, how you think and feel on a daily basis. Whether it is you or someone you know that is afflicted with suicidal thoughts or trying to end an addiction, understands that you are not alone.

Let us take care of you. The first step in finding inner peace is recognizing that you need help. It is a concern to take seriously when you notice ongoing signs that prohibit your ability to function within society and not having the ability for you to enjoy life. We are here as our directory of Rochester medical professionals can help you discover your strengths and utilize your inner skill set to solve your problems.

Take a moment to determine the symptoms that affect your well-being as it will help you narrow down which therapist can help you properly. You will need to review potential therapist’s profiles and blogs to ensure that their specialties can meet your needs and consider the following questions:

•    Why am I seeking help?
•    What are my goals in therapy?
•    Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
•    Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
•    Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
•    How long do I plan to attend therapy?
•    Does my problem need extra specialization?

Engaging in effective treatments from one of our licensed therapists will help you on the path to living a successful and productive life. Decide how often you need to visit your therapist and make sure that their office is located near where you work or live. These sessions will help you build a relationship so take time to set-up a phone interview with them. It is important that you feel connected with your therapist. Learn their style during the phone call and see if they seem engaged in your conversation.

Mental health treatments provide the tools to help you cope with what is going on in your life. It will take time to find the right therapist to address your issues. Plan to ask plenty of questions and to get to know your practitioner. The time spent researching our Rochester professionals is an investment in you to help you thrive in the future!