Karen DeSoto, LMFT, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapy in Rochester, New York, 14618

Karen DeSoto, LMFT, Psychotherapist

Karen DeSoto, LMFT, Psychotherapist
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Karen DeSoto, LMFT, Psychotherapist

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 001038
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 17332
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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95 Allens Creek Road
Bldg Two Suite 13
Rochester, New York 14618
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Hello, I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and help you begin to understand yourself more fully so you can discover and express your true self. This often involves exploring the patterns of behavior and reacting that may prevent you from fully connecting with yourself and others. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over thirty years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, teens and children in family, individual and group settings. I value personal differences and lifestyle choices with a profound respect for your unique process of moving toward growth and healing.

I utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy and draw upon principles of cognitive-behavioral theory, stress management, sensorimotor therapy, EMDR and mindfulness practices. The therapeutic process is restorative and valuable on many levels whether addressing grief and loss, improving relationships, reducing stress or working on life transition issues. I specialize in relationship issues, work with teenagers and the treatment of trauma. My experience and skill in relationships and psychotherapy will help to provide the safe setting for this important process to unfold.

Call Karen DeSoto, LMFT, Psychotherapist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17332

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

I have worked extensively with individuals and families who have experienced sexual abuse. I have training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Marital and Couples Therapy, Trauma Recovery

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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