S. Dolly Malik


S. Dolly Malik


Professions: Counselor, Life Coach, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MSW - 087050
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: I charge $100 a session but have a sliding scale which clients use to determine how much they can afford to pay for a session. My goal is to remove financial burden as a barrier to someone seeking my support as an educatorcoachmentorcounselor.


95 Allens Creek Rd, Bldg 1
Suite 112
Rochester, New York 14618

My Approach to Helping

Whether people seek counseling as an individual or as a couple, everyone usually comes in feeling vulnerable. I work to create a relationship of trust so that individuals and couples feel they can address their concerns in a safe place, with a safe guide. Often, our learned coping methods do not help us navigate the new situations in our lives. I work with clients to develop their skills of resilience and areas of strength to develop new ways of adapting to the emotional, relational and workplace factors that have been a source of distress. My approach is collaborative because, at the end of the day, I want my clients to live the lives they desire with the skills they have developed through our work.

More Info About My Practice

Each client and couple is unique which means that each interaction we have is tailored to your particular needs and concerns. This is one of the reasons I have trained in multiple therapy models and actively seek out the most cutting edge approaches to share with clients. Your emotions and issues do not end when the session ends so we develop strategies together that you can use in between our time together to address those issues and emotions. It is very important to me that we work collaboratively, in a relationship based on trust and mutual respect for each other. I feel that I am a guide you have invited to join on your life journey and I am deeply honored by that invitation.

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

As an educator, I work to help clients understand the reasons for their issues before developing strategies with clients to create behaviors they feel are effective and enhance their life experiences.

I have developed an expertise in anger management and conflict resolution within relationships to help people develop healthy ways to express important emotions such as anger.

I am also certified as a Level Two Gottman Therapist in the relationship program developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman.

I do a great deal of career and workplace counseling and mentoring for clients.

I have training in trauma-informed therapy and EMDR techniques.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work extensively with young adults, adults, and couples to explore the coping strategies that they are using which are not working for them. As an educator, a mediator, and a coach, my clients and I work together to craft more effective strategies with which to deal with emotionally charged situations, whether it be within a client or within relationships.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Neuropsychology
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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