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Local Counselors

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Chapter Member Websites

Private PractionersMember WebsitesBrief Description
Lynn M. Acquafondata, MS, D.Min, MHC-LPhttp://www.pcftgroup.comLynn is a mental health counselor who guides people in seeking creative solutions to life’s challenges with a focus on the whole person, mind/body/emotions/spirit. She specializes in grief and loss, spirituality and spiritual distress, family systems, relationship issues and co-parent counseling. Lynn works with individuals, couples and families.
Pastoral Counseling and Family Therapy Group
2000 South Winton Road
Building 4, Suite 200
Brighton, NY 14618
(585) 330-1340
http://www.congogram.comLynn also created the Congogram Counseling Process for counseling churches, synagogues and other congregations. You can read Lynn’s weekly articles on family and congregational systems at
Randi Barrell, LMHC CASAC NCCwww.randibarrell.comRandi specializes in working with individuals who are facing challenges in their lives that are causing them distress and challenging them to re-imagine their future. People who are facing the daunting thought that the future that they once had looked forward to has been changed by a life event (divorce, relationship problems, cancer diagnosis, heart disease, chronic medical condition, etc.). Working together, we can identify the personal strengths you possess and apply these strengths to your current situation, as well as learn new coping skills. Randi's number one priority is to work with clients to help restore balance. She wants to help you break free from old habits that no longer work while developing healthy coping skills, and finding new ways to respond to life's challenging situations. Randi provide individual counseling, group counseling, and other services and have flexible hours to work around your schedule.
Randi Barrell Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
722 Weiland Road, Suite 200
Greece/Rochester, NY 14626
FAX: 888-723-6475
Helena Boersma, EdD, LMHC, NCCHelena specializes in the treatment of weight disorders (anorexia, bulimia, obesity) for youths and adults. She has presented locally and nationally on the topic, and her current research interest is the quality of motivation participants experience in commercial weight loss programs. Helena has extensive experience in family and couples counseling and is an adjunct instruction on the topic at SUNY Brockport. She received her EdD in Counseling at the University of Rochester.
45 Allen's Creed Road
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 415-3638
Johanna Bond, MS, LMHC, NCChttp://www.perspectivesroc.comAt Perspectives Mental Health Counseling, you are invited to bring your old strengths into a new perspective, and to share in a conversation that is both challenging and supportive. Johanna works with adults who are adjusting to or coping with medical diagnoses, as well as those who are struggling with insomnia, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. She also runs groups using Mindfulness techniques and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques.
Perspectives Mental Health Counseling
725 Ridge Road, Webster NY 14580
(585) 406-3012
Ann Chatfield, MS, NCC, LMHC, Trained Spiritual Directorhttp://www.achatfieldtherapy.comAnn has 20+ years working with teens, young adults, adults and couples, with a wide range of issues, including depression; anxiety; relationship concerns; personal development; addictions; and many more. If you are ready for change, if you need someone to understand, if you need to cope better, if your life has lost meaning, if life transitions are "getting you down," or if you feel detached from your sense of spirituality, counseling has the potential to make life much better. Ann is enthusiastic about helping people open to healing in their lives. Change is possible.
Clifton Springs United Methodist Church
1 East Main St
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
(315) 331-7285
Ashley DiMino, LMHC Ashley provides individual, couples, and family therapy services to adolescents and adults (ages 12-75). She also works with young children (birth to 5 years old) and their parents to help develop and strengthen the parent-child relationship. She has experience working with individuals experiencing a wide variety of life stressors including depression, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, communication issues, and interpersonal conflict. Together, you will determine your goals of therapy. Whether you are an adult, adolescent or couple she can help you understand your individual response to life's challenges. Her goal in counseling is always the same — to help you learn more about yourself so you can make the necessary changes to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Anne Marie Farage-Smith, MS, LMHChttp://www.counselingrochester.comAnne Marie specializes in grief and loss issues including pet grief and loss. She also has expertise working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, life transitions and caregiver issues. Anne Marie presents on the topics of "Creative Coping Skills for Stress" and "Compassion Fatigue". She also offers a pet grief and loss support group.
Counseling connections
99 Canal Landing Blvd. Suite 3B
Rochester, N.Y. 14615
(585) 615-5492
Diane Fauth, MS, LMHC, NCC specializes in individual and couples counseling, addiction & recovery, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma therapy in Rochester, NY. She is also a OASAS impaired driver evaluator, treatment provider, and has EAPA/EAS training. You can email her at
46 Prince Street
Suite LL004
Rochester, NY 14607

Diane also has an office in Fairport. You can email her at
1387 Fairport Road
Building 500 Suite 500
Fairport, NY 14450
Kristin Ferri, LMHCwww.RenewMHC.comMy passion is to walk along side of women, teens and couples through their personal and relational struggles while providing a safe place for healing to begin. The techniques I use in my counseling practice are cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy and if the client so desires, I will incorporate Biblical truths in the process as well.
349 University Ave (rear entrance), Rochester NY 14607
Anne Graham, MS, CAS, MHC-LP brings 30 years experience counseling with clients of all ages. She's well known for her work with schools assisting families and their children with a wide variety of issues including school phobia, self harm. substance abuse, behavioral issues, anxiety, under achievement and depression. She is also an Associate of the Pastoral Counseling and Family Therapy Group in Rochester, NY.
Crossbridge Office Park
2000 South Winton Road Building 4, Suite 200, Brighton, NY 14618
(585) 473-2621
Nancy E. Harris, MSEd, LMHC, NCChttp://www.nancyharriscounseling.comNancy works with individuals, couples and groups with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions, care-giver fatigue and trauma recovery.
46 Prince Street, Suite LL004
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 271-4770
Sandra A. Hope, MS, LMHC, NCChttp://www.sandrahopecounseling.comSandra believes that counseling is a process meant to help us experience more freedom and wholeness in our lives. She works with families, couples, and individuals. Some common topics in her practice are grief, depression, anxiety, stress, sexuality, spirituality, self esteem, eating disorders, premarital, and marital issues.
138 S. Union Street, Suite A
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 413-7774
Sandra has two emails:
Hennessey Lustica, MS, CAS, MHC-LPhttp://www.hennesseylustica.comHennessey brings over 12 years of experience in school settings and is an expert on navigating the challenges that young children, adolescents, and parents face. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, and anger management, and has presented at state and regional conferences. Her training includes Child Centered Play Therapy and she offers specialized treatment approaches for children ages 3-10. Hennessey facilitates group counseling for adolescents focused on relationships, conflict, and self-esteem and parent support groups for the Allendale Columbia School. She is pursuing a PhD in Counseling and Human Development at the University of Rochester.
3 Saradon Place Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14606
Kristin Kelly, NCC, LMHChttp://www.kkellycounseling.comKristin Kelly, NCC, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in the Greater Rochester area. She has been a therapist for almost 7 years and owns her own private practice; Tranquility Counseling and Wellness. Kristin specializes in helping teenage girls and young adult women who may be feeling badly about themselves, depressed or anxious, unsure about their future or insecure about themselves and their own self-image. She strongly believes in utilizing holistic and creative strategies when working with clients, including techniques relating to Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies. If you feel like Kristin may be a good fit for you or your daughter, please feel free to contact her at 585-340-7368. You may also send her an email at To learn more about Kristin and her practice, please visit her website:
Madeleine Reynolds, MS, LMHC, NCChttp;//www.madeleinereynolds.comMadeleine Reynolds has training in DBT, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, play therapy, client-centered therapy, as well as mindful self-compassion. She is currently running a DBT skills group for individuals in their 20s. Madeleine is an approved clinical supervisor and welcomes those seeking supervision. She is an adjunct instructor at Nazareth College in the Creative Arts Therapy graduate program. Madeleine is a member of the Monroe County Mental Health Disaster Team and is involved in several other community initiatives.
Amy Rosechandler, MS, LMHC provides individual and group psychotherapy to teens and adults. She uses strengths-based approaches to therapy and has 6 years experience as a counselor. Amy specializes in helping teens and adults who are up against problems such as: anger, chronic pain, mood shifts, relationship conflicts/transitions and anxiety. Amy is accepting new clients and will provide a free 20 minute phone consultation.
1151 Pittsford-Victor Rd. Suite 103
Rochester, NY 14534
(585) 310-5119
Marissa Ross, LMHC, NCCMy goal is to help children and adolescents discover their strengths and develop skills to overcome challenges. I offer a holistic approach in my understanding and conceptualizing of what may be causing a child distress. With consent from parents and caregivers, I seek collaboration with family members, teachers and other relevant individuals to gain a wider scope within a child's world. In addition to my work with parents and caregivers, I seek to create a warm, inviting and safe therapeutic setting for children and adolescents to express themselves. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you and your family!
Marissa Ross, LMHC, NCC
1387 Fairport Road
Suite 500
Fairport, New York 14450
(585) 310-0425
Tom Porpiglia, MS, LMHC, DCEP, EFT-ADV, EAS-Chttp://www.lifescriptcounseling.comTom specializes in the use of Energy Psychology tools, especially Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), for more rapid and permanent relief from PTSD/MST, trauma of any type, depression, anxiety, emotional eating disorders, smoking cessation, domestic abuse victims, food addictions and relationship issues. He has been using EFT since 1998 and has been part of the research team documenting the outcomes of using it with veterans. Tom also bring a spiritual element into his work with clients.
Life Script Mental Health Counseling Services PLLC
202 Dickinson Road
Webster, NY 14580
Darlene M. Schmitt, MSEd, LMHC is the Associate Director of the Counseling Center at The College at Brockport, SUNY. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including outpatient substance abuse; criminal justice; community mental health; private practice; and as an adjunct faculty member in the Counselor Ed. Dept. at Brockport. Darlene earned a MSEd in Counselor Education from The College at Brockport and is an LMHC with 25 years of experience working in the field. Her clinical area of expertise includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
The College at Brockport, SUNY
Hazen Center for Integrated Care, Counseling Center
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-2207
Paul Schwartzman, MS, LMHC, DAPAhttp://www.fairportcounselingservices.comPaul is nationally certified and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 years of experience counseling children and families.
Fairport Counseling Services
307 Packetts Landing
Fairport, New York 14450
(585) 377-2720
http://www.flrba.comPaul has also conducted original research and developed one of the first juvenile fire setter intervention programs in the United States. This program has been designated as a model program. Paul Schwartzman is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker. To contact Paul, you can email him at
Jennifer Steffenhagen, MS, LMHChttp://www.reflectionscounselingny.weebly.comJennifer specializes in treating adults and adolescents with the following issues, but not limited to: depression, anxiety/phobias/panic, grief/loss, relationship/intepersonal problems, anger management, life transitions, trauma, and self-esteem. Jennifer offers a person-centered approach to each client and is trained in both EMDR and DBT. There is also a large emphasis on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. You can reach Jennifer at (585) 329-8528 or
919 South Winton Road, Suite 302
Rochester, NY 14618
Nina-Shevon Tucker, MS, LMHC, NCC is a dynamic counselor who has experience with adults, children and families. She has been trained in a number of evidence based models and has enhanced expertise on PTSD among U.S. Military Veteran's and the effects on their family dynamics post deployment. You can reach Nina-Shevon at (718) 877-9874 or
919 Winton Rd. S. Suite 109
Rochester, NY 14618

Please Note:

In addition to the information provided above, you may click here to be redirected to the New York Mental Health Counselors Association where you can find a qualified mental health counselor near you. 

Remember, not all Licensed Mental Health Counselors choose to join our chapter, but all Licensed Mental Health Counselors are professionals who are qualified to help you.