Do you need someone who understands how hard it can be to ask for help; someone who will protect your children and your money, not let anyone take advantage, work hard to keep you in control of your decisions (not the courts, who don't know you) not take sides; someone who will listen and offer practical suggestions; someone who doesn't want you dependent? You may be looking for Don Boice.
He's the go to guy for resolving hostile conflict. You can have disagreements and be respectful, where both walk away with their dignity intact.
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Don Boice has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, took multiple years of Couples workshops at Harvard and is licensed in New York as a Clinical Social Worker. He founded Boice Counseling in Irondequoit in 2007 after having had a private practice from 1999 to 2002 and working in different agencies.
Over the past few decades, Don has counseled hundreds of individuals and couples. He specializes in couples, divorce mediation, understanding gender communication and creating an environment where both women and men feel comfortable to resolve their differences. He's adept at helping people with a variety of issues including anger, conflict resolution, anxiety.
Don also has a mini legal info center where mediation clients can research their rights and the implications of their decisions so they can ask more informed questions when they seek out specialists. Don is a counselor and has no intention to practice law now or in the future, but to point people to look at the law themselves so they understand what their legal rights are and to look at financial implications of their decisions. He will not tell people what decisions to make because that is up to the client.
Don's first book, entitled Top Notch Couples - The First Five Skills, provides understanding and practical advice to readers. He also wrote one dealing with the person who cheated, in an affair. His third book was a workbook for people with anxiety. He has also created multiple CDs from: Get the Spark Back, Anxiety Exercises, Contemplating Divorce, Anger Management.
He loves what he does and his purpose is to alleviate suffering wherever it occurs. "Suffering is optional, pain is not." Toward that end, Don is a voracious reader and consumer of information, always going to training. To prepare for mediation, he completed his master's degree, read 45+ books specific to mediation and attended 55 plus hours of mediation specific training and he continues to stay very involved in training others and learning more about mediation. Since he started counseling in 1989, he has worked with people in conflict and found ways to help them have good, productive, efficient, less toxic arguments.
*The "R" beside Don's name indicates that he accepts most insurance plans for counseling issues that have medical necessity, including depression and anxiety. Insurance does not cover divorce mediation.
Contact Michelle, the Office Manager for a counseling appointment at 585.544.5342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Lundquist, LCSW, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Judy works with adults, adolescents and families.
She is experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, parenting and family issues, trauma (physical, emotional and sexual) and loss, and other mental health issues, as well as support for caregivers.
Judy has a very gentle yet direct approach and extensive training in individual and family therapy, using short term models or longer term treatment, whatever seems most helpful for each person. She has vast knowledge of resources in the Rochester, NY area.
Judy notes she has availability evenings in addition to weekday hours.
Judy has worked with individuals and families for more than 25 years and has also been a clinical supervisor for many of those years. Her most recent position was Associate Director of Clinical Services for a nonprofit NYS licensed Mental Health Clinic.
Isaac Jacobs, LMSW
Isaac has been working with a diverse range of children and families across the Rochester region for the past 6 years. His work has included individuals and families affected by mental health, addiction, developmental/intellectual challenges, divorce, trauma, poverty, and other challenges. Isaac approaches his work in a collaborative mindset; recognizing the importance of aligning with people to determine the best path through the challenges they bring. Isaac is also an open-minded therapist, who seeks to understand others in order to provide support and guidance in the best way possible.
Isaac enjoys working with transitional age youth, such as tweens, adolescents, and young adults. There are many challenges that can occur during these phases in addition to the typical developmental changes and they can have an impact on getting through daily life successfully. Of course, this also includes parents who struggle with how to best support their kids through these challenging times in addition to juggling the rest of life. Isaac recognizes the reality of these challenges for all involved and how important it is to have a place where parents and kids can share what’s going on without fear of judgment and where an outside perspective can make a difference.
Isaac has also worked with many youth and adults who have been through traumatic experiences, particularly various types of abuse and other experiences which have the potential to negatively alter the course of one’s life. In particular, Isaac has worked with adolescent and adult men who have been impacted by these experiences and are at risk of repeating these same patterns with those they care about most. Isaac believes that offering a safe space to begin the recovery and healing process can lead to lasting, positive change and realizing one’s full potential for their life.
To schedule, please call Michelle, our Office Manager, at (585) 544-5342.
KrisKristin A. Rapp, LMSW offers creative solutions to:
Create a New Life Story
Sometimes you feel stuck in a continual loop telling the same old story -- trapped by circumstances or a challenge that is getting in the way of productivity in life, relationships, or work. Through a process of self reflection and honest insight, you will align with your highest good, identify patterns that no longer serve you, affirm your worth, and build strength & self love. From this stance, you can zero in on what feels good and makes you happy. By determining your heart's deepest desires, you will discover how to fulfill these through your own thoughts and inspired action and stop getting in your own way. Wipe the slate clean and start fresh -- write a new story where you "do what you love and love what you do".
Kristin guides this process using a balanced, caring, and gentle approach, including straightforward confrontation and humor, as needed.
Call Michelle, our Office Manager at 585.544.5342 today to schedule an appointment.
As of January 1, 2018 Don offers Divorce Mediation, as another resource to help couples.
Counseling phone number remains 544-5342 for appointments