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

About Christine Reber

Do your emotions often feel intense and overwhelming?

When you sense someone slipping away, do you become needy or clingy? Have you ever been told that you’re “too sensitive”, “too quiet” or are criticized for taking things “too personally”?​

Hi, I’m Christine Reber.

As a Highly Sensitive Person myself, I know a thing or two about how hard it can be to exist as a sensitive feeler and/or empath in this not-so-sensitive world. I understand that moving through life with high sensitivity means moving through the world differently—and that fully understanding and deeply respecting our unique differences and challenges can bring us from an overwhelmed puddle on the floor back to our authentic selves.

Sometimes it can feel like your emotions are getting the best of you. As if you’re stuck on an emotional roller coaster—a rollercoaster you can’t get off, with a seemingly endless procession of ups and downs that leaves you feeling nauseous and exhausted after a while. You need a therapist who can understand and appreciate the unique challenges that comes with being highly sensitive/emotionally sensitive.

Emotions are an intrinsic part of our lives, but if they become too intense or irrational, they can cause problems.

When we are unable to manage, process, or control our emotions, it can be frustrating, both to ourselves and others around us. But if we learn to manage our emotions appropriately, it can bring innumerable benefits to our well-being as well as our relationships, including romantic ones.

I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process.

In the words of Albert Schweitzer, “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him…We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work.”

I see my job as part teacher, part therapist, and part fellow traveler on this journey. I do not have all the answers as I am also human. My role is to work collaboratively with you, as your guide, to help you navigate a happier, more fulfilling path.

While I enjoy treating a wide spectrum of clients in my practice, I have a unique passion for working with social anxiety, highly sensitive people, codependency & anxious attachment, and those with emotionally intense personalities. I also have extensive clinical experience treating alcohol and other substance use disorders.

My Specialties:

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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?

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Depression Therapy

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

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Individual Counseling

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

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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?

Ready to Get Started?

I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards healing, growth and change.

Contact me today, email me, or call me at (585) 615-6985 for a free initial phone consultation.