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.
He's the go-to-guy for resolving conflict. You can have disagreements and be respectful, where both walk away with their dignity intact.
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. Very research based, practical, immediately applicable and he gives handouts to help you take the information with you. 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, affairs, 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. Recently added the EmWave 2, from HeartMath, to the collection of biofeedback tools. So fascinating to watch people get that how they breathe, what they think about, causes their body to relax, or not relax. It takes away that helpless feeling when anxiety hits. When you know you can do something about it, the anxiety is less formidable. He has been studying trauma, how to heal it, how to recover, from the researchers who conducted the research for the past six years. He added EMDR to his training to help alleviate suffering.
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 is working on a Reiki Workbook and workbooks/retreats for Sacred Sex so that people can talk about it, be more present and treat it with the respect it warrants.
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. 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, emotional connection, increasing courage to have difficult conversations and how to negotiate to get your needs met.
Most recent training by the Gottmans was about affairs. Can My Marriage Survive an Affair? read here
*The "R" beside Don's name indicates that he accepts insurance for counseling issues that have medical necessity, including depression and anxiety.
Contact Michelle, the Office Manager, for a counseling appointment at 585.544.5342
Kelly Thom DeFrees, M.S., R.N.
Please welcome Kelly Thom DeFrees to the practice.
You’ll notice a new name on the door, so please say hi.
I appreciate the Synergy of Reiki with Counseling. Sometimes Counseling just can’t get someone unstuck the way Reiki can. It works well with counseling. She is a Reiki Master and Teacher of Reiki, helping to spread healing throughout the region, for the highest good of all.
She also uses a Life Coach approach with people who have chronic health conditions. This helps them be empowered, to have tools they can use so they’re not dependent. This often helps by getting informed, supported and encouraged to do what is needed to manage the issues at hand to bring the person to optimal health. A masters degree, a nurse by formal education, she can be a good teammate on your health team.
"She really woke me up. I didn’t even know that I was asleep. I can’t thank her enough for helping me get unstuck. Being a therapist is emotionally hard at times and she showed me how to take better care of my energy so as to not drain myself. It is like massage for the emotions. You’ve gotta try it with her. “ Don Boice (Counselor)
585.721.5215 -Call her directly to set up appointments- weekend hours available
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
Due to the State of Emergency in New York, we offer Telehealth services- video counseling and distance sessions, no face to face until the State of Emergency is over.
Please Welcome Reiki Master Kelly Thom DeFrees R.N, M.S. to our suite