S. Dolly Malik LMSW, PhD, Counseling in Rochester, New York, 14618

S. Dolly Malik


S. Dolly Malik


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


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

My Approach to Helping

As we move through our lives we are faced with changes due to moving, dating, our schooling, marriage, divorce, death, illness, career/job changes, and caregiving to our children and/or our parents. 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 their changed worlds. 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

I use a sliding scale based on need, which is the reason I do not accept insurance. My fees run $50 to $100. I have hours in the evening and on the weekends to accommodate my clients' schedules.

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

I have had training by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Mindfulness Therapy), John Forsyth (Acceptance and Commitment), Rick Hansen (Buddha's Brain) and Daniel Amen (Change Your Brain; Change Your Life).Helping clients develop their own coping skills to live the types of lives that they desire.

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

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work extensively with young adults, adults, and couples, as well as the elderly in transition stages of their lives.

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)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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