Do you have emotional baggage from a past relationship? Do you need someone who understands how hard it can be to ask for help; 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.
Welcome to Boice Counseling
He's the go-to-guy for resolving conflict. You can have disagreements and be respectful, where both walk away with their dignity intact. He worked with couples going through divorce, using Divorce Mediation, and was a trainer at Divorce Mediation conferences. Fewer people are familiar with the process of Collaborative Divorce and how effective it is in successfully getting through the divorce process. He has been trained at that, as well.
Life Long Learning
Don's learning is designed to specifically address issues of his clients. You benefit from his education and his enjoyment of learning. Don Boice has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, took multiple years of Couples workshops at Harvard Continuing Education and is licensed in New York as a Clinical Social Worker. He uses the insights from many different researchers and most frequently uses resources from multiple trainings with John Gottman, PhD. He is research- based, practical, the information is immediately applicable and he gives handouts to help you take the information with you.
Don is a voracious reader and consumer of information, always going to training. 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. It is not always about just reducing conflict, sometimes it is about getting the spark back, enhancing emotional connection, increasing courage to have difficult conversations and how to negotiate to get your needs met. From energy healing (Reiki Master and shamanism) to books and courses in EMDR and Prolonged Exposure, Hypnosis and NLP, CBT, DBT, if you need some ideas for how to heal, chances are he will have some ideas for you.
Affair training by the Gottmans lead to a more systematic approach to couples who have been through it, from the Cascade, to a workbook and this article Can My Marriage Survive an Affair?
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 thousands of individuals and couples. *The "R" beside Don's name indicates that he accepts insurance for counseling issues that have medical necessity, including depression and anxiety.
He specializes in couples, with a focus on conflict resolution, affairs, anger, understanding gender communication, anxiety and creating an environment where both women and men feel comfortable to resolve their differences.
Contributions to the Field
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 recorded 7 CDs to help couples. Listen to this audio of self soothing, helps for anxiety, depression, welcoming back the shadow sides of yourself. Self Soothing for Discouragement
Don was recently interviewed for a magazine article about dating in your 50s, a podcast about affairs, and a few radio shows about relationship dynamics and dating in your 50s.
He loves what he does and his purpose is to alleviate suffering wherever it occurs.
"Suffering is optional, pain is not."
Schedule an Appointment
Contact Michelle, the Office Manager, for a counseling appointment at 585.544.5342
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.is
We offer Telehealth services- video counseling and distance sessions, and have recently begun to offer face-to-face sessions until the State of Emergency is over.
Please be safe and if you would prefer to be seen in person, call Michelle at 585.544.5342 so she can code your visit correctly.