Accepting online therapy clients from the Orchard Park/Buffalo area and throughout New York State. In person therapy available in Rochester, NY.

Counseling & Therapy for Highly Sensitive People and Codependency

in Rochester, NY

Christine Reber, LMHC, CASAC
Christine Reber, LMHC, CASAC

Highly sensitive hearts, introverts, deep feelers, the socially anxious, and those with emotionally intense personalities are welcome here.

You feel ALL the feels. All the time.

Sometimes, your emotions seem so powerful that you feel out of control, or that it is unbearable.

You form strong attachments to people, pets, places, and things but struggle with stability and security in your relationships. You are fed up with being told that you are ‘too emotional’, ‘too needy’, ‘too clingy’, or ‘too sensitive’. Maybe you use alcohol, drugs, food, or suicidal thoughts to cope with your overwhelming emotions.

Your emotionally sensitive nature is not something to be fixed or cured but to be accepted, appreciated and mastered. I am here to help you connect with your strengths, find compassion for your inner critic and difficult childhood, communicate more effectively, experience secure and satisfying relationships, and learn how to calm your inner emotional storm.

My Specialties:

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Therapy

Do you tend to feel all the feels, so much so that your emotions impact daily life and relationships? Have your feelings become so powerful that they’re unbearable or seemingly beyond your control?

Codependency / Anxious Attachment

Do you lose yourself in relationships? Have a hard time setting boundaries and limits with people in your life? Struggle with abandonment issues? Do you take responsibility for the choices of your loved ones?

Borderline Personality Disorder

Have volatile moods, extreme reactions, or a lack of emotional regulation caused escalating issues in your relationships? Do you have trouble managing your temper and stress response?

Substance Abuse Counseling

Do you find it difficult to limit your alcohol or drug use? Has the desire to drink or use impacted your relationships, work, or daily life? Do you wish you could simply control your urges?

Social Anxiety Treatment

Are you constantly worried that you’ll embarrass yourself? Do you suffer from a persistent fear of being negatively judged by others?

Couples Counseling

Maintaining healthy long-term intimate relationships is hard work. Marriage therapy or couples counseling is designed to help you work through relationship or communication problems and create emotional closeness.

Anxiety Therapy

Is excessive fear interfering with your daily life? Do you find yourself dwelling over details that you know are ultimately irrational or inconsequential?

Depression Therapy

Do you generally feel hopeless? Are you struggling with low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, or an inability to function?

Individual Counseling

If you are considering counseling or therapy, I suspect that you find some aspect of your life painful or unacceptable to you.

Online Therapy

Do you experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, internalized stress, or other setbacks to your mental health? Yet, are obligations—such as work and childrearing—making it difficult for you to create time in your schedule for effective, empathetic support?

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Located?

95 Allens Creek Rd
Building 1, Suite 106
Rochester, NY 14618

What Are Your Fees?

My standard fee for a 50-minute individual, marriage/couples, or family counseling session is $135. Accepted forms of payment are cash, personal check, all major credit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA) cards, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards.

Do You Take Insurance?

Nope. (But read on about using your out-of-network benefits).

I run a small, boutique style private counseling practice, not a managed care driven mental health clinic. This means that I work for YOU, not insurance companies. My goal is to provide quality, individualized care to my clients. Electing to stay out of network with insurance providers is a key way I stay committed to this way of business. Any time there is a 3rd party payer there is typically a list of demands and stipulations, which may impact care and treatment. Without contractual obligation to insurance companies, I am better able to focus my expertise, time, and energy on serving the individual needs of my clients.

I am, however, considered an out-of-network provider for most insurance plans (except medicaid/medicare). If you would like to receive reimbursement from your insurance company for our therapy sessions, I am happy to provide you with an invoice in the form of a “Superbill” that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement of fees paid for services. I recommend that you contact your insurance company prior to our first session to inquire about the out-of-network benefits specific to your plan.

You may also utilize your Flex Spending Account/Health Savings Account to pay for your therapy sessions. This helps you save money by using tax-free money to pay for services.

What Is Therapy Like?

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around fifty minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth.

What Will Happen At Our First Appointment?

During our first session, we will review the intake form that you completed and talk about what you hope to gain from therapy. It is a time for me to gather information about your presenting concern(s) and what you’re experiencing. It’s also an opportunity for us to get to know one another and decide if we would be a good fit for treatment moving forward, and for you to ask any additional questions you may have.

How Do I Get Started?

You can contact me, send me an email, or give me a call at (585) 615-6985. If I am not available at the moment you phone, please know that your call is very important to me! I check calls and emails frequently, so if you leave your contact information, I will get back to you as soon as possible (usually within one business day).

Ready to Get Started?

In my HSP-friendly therapy space, you will be unhurried and invited to be yourself, as you are, wherever you are, however you are.

I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards healing, growth, and change. To see if we would be a good fit, I invite you to contact me for a free phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!