Michele Tofany

LMFT

Michele Tofany

LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I use a sliding scale starting at $100 for individual therapy and $125 for couple’ therapy.
Evening Availability

Offices

2300. Buffalo Rd.
Suite 500 A
Rochester, New York 14624

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My Approach to Helping

When working with clients, I use an eclectic approach, which means that I am schooled in many theoretical orientations and have mastered an infinite number of skills. I draw from the knowledge I possess to adapt my approach to the person or people in front of me. I believe that the most important part of the therapeutic process is the relationship between the therapist and the clientclients. Building rapport and establishing a relationship based on acceptance, empathy, honesty, safety and trust with my clients is my first priority as the therapist. One of my innate skills is being non-judgmental. I am open to listening to any individual and not judging them. I assess behavior. I do not judge the person.

More Info About My Practice

More than once, people I meet who know my career choice, have asked me how I can listen to peoples’ problems all day. I smile at them and tell them that is not what I do. My work is like a gardener. Together the client and I till the foundation of their life and plant the necessary seeds to help them grow in ways that increase their awareness and renders them capable of facing their issues and healing themselves. I truly believe that being allowed to witness the therapeutic process unfold with my clients is an honor.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, families, substance abusers, compulsive behaviors, trauma victims, LGBTQ, polyamory, fertility, PTSD, mood disorders, physicians, nurses, health care workers, .educators, military, veterans, special forces, victims of crimes, victims of abuse, terminal illness, disabilities, firefighters, law enforcement, journalists, authors, artists, performers, executives, lawyers, public officials, blended families, single parents, adoption, clergy, trade workers, mental health providers, eating disorders and loss,

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body Talk System
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Neurofeedback
  • Neuropsychology
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Redecision therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Theraplay
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Voice Therapy
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