MS, LMHC. Mental Health Counselor
Rochester, New York

At some point in life most of us experience feeling lost, frustrated, sad, or anxious. When it gets to the point where you feel immobile or stuck, that's when counseling can be helpful. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore feelings and thoughts that keep you bogged down. I can help you develop new coping strategies so when you're faced with difficult challenges, you have the tools to overcome them. Whether your needs are short or long term, I firmly believe that counseling can improve the quality of your life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Couples Counseling

  • Grief & Loss Counseling

  • Work & Career issues

  • Stress Management

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Self-esteem

  • LGBTQ+ 

Rates & Insurance

  • $90 per hour.

  • Fidelis Insurance & Excellus Insurance.

  • Reduced fee services can be available on a limited basis.

  • Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.  You may also use your FSA/HSA.

  • Cancellation should be at least 24 hours in advance, or you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

 I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York since 2001, with over 20 years of experience helping others overcome difficult life situations. I am a skilled, empathetic listener who will help you clarify concerns and problem solve the issues that are keeping you from feeling whole. I'm also a social person with a good sense of humor who connects with others effortlessly. If you're struggling with life issues you can't seem to control, counseling can help clarify and overcome hurdles to a new way of thinking and feeling. 

My professional experience includes working in psychiatry in a hospital setting for 20 years. This occurred in an out patient clinic, a medical unit for those with terminal conditions, and a crisis team. I've learned to help others identify areas of concern and provide sound solutions. I also enjoy long-term care, developing a strong therapeutic alliance that helps my client through self-discovery. 
My therapeutic style is eclectic, borrowing from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness practices. Whether your needs are short or long term, I am here to help you regain an improved sense of self and enhance your well being. I look forward to working with you. 


Contact Me

I'm available days, evenings and Saturdays. Please call or email to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you.

46 Prince St.
Suite LL004
Rochester, NY 14607

585-481-7466, Call or Text


Written by L.A.

Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with John for 7 months



My fiancé and I have been working with John and he has helped us break through key issues with our ex-spouses, blended family and differences with how we each process. We find John down to earth, personable, wise and willing to challenge us when we get stuck. Our relationship is stronger as a result. We highly recommend John to anyone who is ready to dive in, be fully supported and to shift through where they are stuck.

 Written by B.R.

May 06, 2018 after counseling with John for 4 months



I tell my friends about it all the time. I wanted to find a gay male counselor whom I felt I could be open and honest with and would understand me naturally. John's been a great resource during challenges I face in life and I really appreciate and value our time.

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