Off-Campus Referral Resources

Geneseo Area Therapists | Psychiatric Referrals 
Local Agencies | AD/HD Testing Resources
Outside of Geneseo

Geneseo-Area Providers

Below is a list of off-campus therapists located in the Geneseo area, many of whom are within walking distance of campus (as indicated). The list below is only a partial selection of area providers; if you would like to speak with a counselor about additional options within the Greater Rochester area, please give our office a call at 585-245-5716.  For more information about the different types of professionals listed, you might also want to visit our What Do Those Degrees Mean? page.

When contacting these providers, keep in mind that you might reach voice mail; be prepared to leave a message. When you speak with the therapist, be prepared to say a little about your concerns. You may also want to ask about fees and about what kinds of health insurance they will accept if you are planning to use insurance. (It is hepful to consult ahead of time with your parent, partner, or employer about the name of your health insurance and whether there are specific procedures you must use to get mental health treatment--e.g., do you need "prior approval"?). If you do not have insurance and will need to pay for this yourself, some providers have a "sliding fee scale" which sets a fee based upon your income and other variables.

NOTE:  If you need to talk to someone immediately, consider calling Life Line, a 24-hour telephone hotline, at 1-800-310-1160, or visit our page on Crisis & Emergency Resources for additional information.


Cindy Griffing, LMHC, NCC*
585-245-TREE (8733)
TreeHawks Counseling, 29 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454;

Sheri Kreher, LCSW*
150 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
offers yoga therapy and yoga instruction

Cindy Pond, LCSW, PLLC*
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106 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454
will be traveling after November 2015, but will continue to offer teletherapy (online therapy) option when appropriate

Tera Storms, Psy.D.*
150 Court Street, Suite #1, Geneseo, NY 14454

Linda Struble, LCSW*
106 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454

Bruce Teall, LCSW-R
3517 Thomas Drive, Ste. 6, Lakeville, NY 14480

*within 5-10 minute walking distance from campus

Psychiatric Referrals

For information on psychiatric treatment options, go to our Local Psychiatric Referrals page.

Local Agencies

Livingston County Mental Health
4223 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, NY 14454
offers both counseling and psychiatric treatment

CASA (Council for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) of Livingston County
4612 Millennium Drive, Geneseo, NY, 14454

located on the Geneseo campus; provides intervention for alcohol and other drug problems
-->click for information on local Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings

Noyes Health Mental Health Services
1 Main Street, Dansville, NY 14437
offers both therapy and psychiatric services; open until 6 or 7 p.m. weeknights

Catholic Family Center
585-546-7220, ext. 5603
87 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY
offers walk-in hours on Tues., Wed., & Thurs., 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mental Health Association of Rochester-Monroe County
Self-Help Drop in Clinic

539 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 (5-9 p.m., 7 days a week; no appointment necessary)

Conifer Park Rochester Outpatient Clinic
1150 University Avenue ▪ Rochester, NY 14607
offers addiction treatment servcies, including relapse prevention and recovery 

Strong Sleep Disorders Center

2337 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services
1-800-527-1757 (for Monroe County, call 1-585-546-2777)
24-hour local hotline (Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, & Wyoming Counties)

116 Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510 (585-658-2374)
4 West Buffalo Street, Warsaw, NY 14569 (585-786-5450)

AD/HD (a.k.a. ADD) and other Learning Disabilities Testing Resources*

Richard Arnold, Ph.D.

940 Westfall Road, Suite 2, Rochester, NY 14618;
$350 out-of-pocket fees (no insurances); appointments on Wednesdays only

Linda Bennet, Ph.D.
490 Cross Keys Offic Park, Fairport, NY 14450
takes Excellus, Aetnus, Blue Choice Option, Cigna

Santa Bentivegna, Ph.D.
780 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY, 14610
performs evals in 2 visits, no wait for appointments; takes Excellus, Aetna, MVP

Brenda Bierdeman, Psy.D.

27 S. Platt Street, Albian, NY, 14411;
1-2 month wait for eval appointment; takes all major insurances

James Clark, Ph.D.
920 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14618
takes Excellus, Cigna, Aetna, MVP; approx. $500 for self-pay evaluations

Richard Fauth, Ph.D.
920 Winton Road S., Rochester, NY,14618
takes Excellus, Cigna, Aetna; approx. $725 for self-pay evaluations

Brad Landsman, Ph.D.
Boike Counseling, 100 Linden Oaks, Suite 102, Rochester, NY 15625
takes Excellus, Aetna, MVP

LDA Life & Learning Services
1650 South Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY, 14620;
click here for description of services and costs

Leon Schofield, Ph.D.;
645 Cross Keys Office Park, Fairport, NY 14450

Ronald Schworm, Ph.D.
Encompass Resources for Learning, 200 Meridian Centre Blvd, Rochester, NY 14618

Lisa Strayer, Ph.D.
1794 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY 14526; also has offices in Pittsford (call for info) and Corning
takes Excellus, United Behavioral Health; $100/hour for self-pay

*A Special Note about Medications Commonly used to Treat AD/HD:  Health & Counseling has implemented a NEW policy for the Fall 2014 semester which will apply to ALL incoming students as well as others using these medications.
If you take/have taken one of the medications commonly used to treat AD/HD (e.g., Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Strattera), please be advised that per our policy and consistent with standards of practice in college student health, Health & Counseling will no longer prescribe these medications or any similar medicines used to treat AD/HD.  Please visit our Psychiatric Services page for more information.


Grief Support Group
Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church
(more information about groups)
Route 20A, Geneseo, NY
Wednesdays and 2nd/4th Tuesdays of each month

AA Meetings in Livingston County
Livingston County Intergroup


Rochester Al-Anon
805 Blossom Road, Rochester, NY


Alternative Treatments

For information on alternative treatments and therapies (e.g., acupuncture, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc.), visit our Alternate Treatment Approaches page.

Finding a Therapist Outside of Geneseo

If you are looking for a therapist outside of the Geneseo area (e.g., in your hometown for over the summer), here are some suggestions for connecting with appropriate mental health services:

  1. Ask your family doctor/primary care physician for recommendations.
  2. If there is a college nearby, call the counseling center and ask who they refer to in the local area.
  3. Solicit recommendations from family members and friends.
  4. Look in your local yellow pages under “Counselors - Personal,” “Counselors – Marriage and Family,” “Psychotherapists,” “Psychologists,” or "Physicians - Psychiatrists" (for medication).
  5. Visit the American Psychological Association's psychologist locator page:
  6. Visit New York State's Office of Mental Health web site to search for a mental health program in your community:
Other factors to consider:
  1. Availability.  When is the therapist available to meet with you?  Does he or she have current openings?  If you do not own a vehicle, is he or she close to campus or accessible via the LATS bus?  When could you begin?
  2. Training.  What is the therapist’s training and experience with your area of concern?  Is he or she licensed?  You may describe what you are looking for and ask how the therapist might work with you.  Pay attention to how comfortable you feel with the responses you receive.
  3. Fees. What is the charge per visit?  Does the therapist have a sliding fee, and if so, how does it work?  (“Sliding scale” means that fees are reduced for a certain percentage of clients who would have trouble paying the full fee.)  Is the therapist eligible for payment under your current insurance plan?

Keep in mind that when seeking off-campus mental health services, you will be responsible for all costs involved.  Check with your health care provider to determine the extent of your coverage and whether a referral from your primary care physician is required in order to access services.