Eric Schantz MA, MS, LMHC

Eric Schantz MA, MS, LMHC

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - 005168
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 15384
Office 1
20 Office Park Way
Room 106
Pittsford, New York 14534
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Emblem
  • Empire Plan
  • GHI
  • MVP
  • ValueOptions
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Crystal Run

Fees: $70-$120 per session.

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As a counselor, it is an honor to make the journey of discovery with my clients as they awaken into lives they may never have thought possible. As I listen intently as you tell your story, I offer solutions and paths to explore together as we discover answers to the questions, the struggles, the pain, whether mild or severe, that you are experiencing. Journeying with you in your quest of self-discovery is itself the most important element in the therapeutic relationship, starting with the most basic issues and struggles that bring you to therapy in the first place.

I have listened to and helped clients with almost every possible issue imaginable. What brings you to my office door (or which brings me to the door of your home, if you wish) is the start of the wonderful growth process of psychotherapy, sometimes exciting, always illuminating, sometimes painful, but never dull. We explore what your heart is saying to you in dealing with your suffering and life questions you have among the distractions, the diversions, and the addictions of everyday life. That is what real therapy is about.

If you are open to that kind of exploration in your life, then I would love to work with you to achieve that dream. Someone who truly cares about you must do their very best to help. I hope I am that person. Email me on this page, or call me at 585-472-6255 to set an appointment.

Email or Call Eric Schantz MA, MS, LMHC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15384

More Info About My Practice

I accept some insurances; Beacon Health, Value Options, MVP, and others, as well as EAP Consultants, Inc. and Secondary Level EAP; beyond that, operate out of network in a sliding scale, fee-for-service relationship with my clients at reasonable rates ($70-$120/hour) at my office, by visits to your home, via phone, encrypted email, or secure online chat. I accept Flex Spending accounts, credit cards, checks, cash, and payment via PayPal. If you wish to get reimbursed by your insurance provider, I will be happy to fill out an invoice on your behalf that you then may submit to your insurance or to your Flex Spending Account.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am adept at helping many people who have self-defeating ways of being; people with a low sense of self (low self-esteem;) people suffering grief and loss; I help people of all ages understand and improve their relationships to others; I help people at midlife understand their lives better, preparing the way for a wonderful second-half of life; I help many people suffering from depression and anxiety, from mild to severe, up to and including agoraphobia, OCD, and people who are suicidal. I have helped people diagnosed with personality disorders; and, I have helped people diagnosed with psychotic and mood disorders.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

After addressing and offering solutions to the short-term issues a person struggles with (the reason you may come to therapy in the first place) and you begin to find relief, we look at the question, What do you wish from life? Through insight comes growth, especially insight into your past, your thoughts, behaviors, and all that has made you the person you are today. In the beginning of therapy, symptom management may be the most pressing need (teaching clients relaxation techniques who suffer from panic attacks, for example.) Then, at your own pace, talking through the important issues in your life takes precedence. We explore more in-depth issues, especially your formative relationships. Through all of this, you achieve illumination into who you are, and how to relate better to others; how to relate, ultimately, to yourself and to the world around you.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    People in Midlife, Codependents, Adult Children of Alcoholics.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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