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Welcome! I am Eleni and I specialize in working with individuals and couples in committed relationships. Whether you need help in dealing with a major life transition or you would like to benefit from more personal awareness and growth I would be glad to be the person to assist you in that endeavor.

More about Eleni

A little bit about me.

Eleni Economides, LMFT

Background

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Rochester, NY. In the past I have worked as a Primary Therapist for Genesee County Mental Health. During my training I did therapy with individuals, couples and families at the family therapy center of Strong Hospital as well as the Women's Behavioral Health Center, where the focus was primarily on addressing perinatal and postpartum depression. I have also worked both with short-term patients (e.g recovering from an accident or learning to live with a new diagnosis) and long-term residents (e.g facing end of life issues) at Monroe Community Hospital.

Philosophy

"And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
-Anais Nin

Avoiding pain, uncertainty and discomfort is a driving force for all living beings. We would rather avoid what is unfamiliar, makes us feel uncomfortable or threatens our sense of calm. It's a survival mechanism. But how does that survival mechanism play out in our relationships with our significant others? Is it always helpful? Often times we decide to stay in an unpleasant situation because change brings uncertainty and that's scary. Entering therapy is not an easy decision to make because of that same fear of change but it certainly is a way to increase your tolerance for anxiety and discomfort, push your limits, and start enjoying a more intimate and authentic relationship with yourself and the people you love.

Approach

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe we are best understood in the context of our relationships with others rather than in isolation. What goes on in one aspect of your life affects the others and the people you share your life with. And while problems might have complicated causes their solutions might be simpler than you think. I believe there is great benefit in gaining insight about the past and how it might be affecting the way you relate to others in the present and make decisions for the future. I also believe you are very resilient and adaptable and gaining clarity and being honest about what your needs and wants are brings you a step closer to living a more fulfilling life.

Services

I provide individual, couple and family therapy. I use a variety of approaches to viewing and treating what is bothering you according to your needs. Therapy can be solution-focused and brief or more insight-oriented. All races, ethnicities, religions and sexual orienations are welcome.

Individuals

Some of the main reasons that lead people to therapy are anxiety, grief and depression, to name a few. But shame, hopelessness and lack of motivation make it hard to take the first step and ask for help! I offer a safe place to explore and discuss all these feelings. I am here to help you learn better coping skills and create a dream for your life that's possible to fulfill.

Couples

I have a special interest in working with couples. The struggle to accommodate another person's needs as well as maintain one's sense of selfhood eventually promotes growth. During this process though partners may start to feel controlled or unappreciated. As a result they start to experience a lack of sexual desire. This normal process is often misunderstood and can lead to an affair or unneccesary separation and divorce.

Families

When something unexpected happens or as they transition to a different phase of life sometimes families have a hard time adjusting or finding normalcy again. Other times there are problematic behaviors that are passed down through the generations and create difficulties between the family members. Exploring one's Family of Origin, differences in parenting styles and the ways family members choose to communicate can help develop healthier relationship dynamics and make for a happier family.

Fees & Policies

Fees

  • Individual: $85 per 50 minutes
  • Couple/Family: $100 per 50 minutes

  • Note: Initial Couple/Family session is $140 and lasts 90 minutes

My practice is a fee-for-service practice and does not accept insurance. This allows clients to decide the frequency and length of treatment while maintaining their privacy. Sessions are by appointment only.

Accepted forms of payment are cash, check and credit cards. Payment is due at time of service.

Appointments

Call, text or email me to schedule:
Phone: (585) 484-0638
elenieconomides.lmft@gmail.com

Appointments must be canceled or changed at least 24 hours in advance. If a client fails to show or cancel an appointment in the allotted time they will be billed for the full session.

About the Practice

Location

My office is conveniently located in Panorama Valley Office Park at 625 Panorama Trail Building #1, Suite 107.

Free Phone Consultation

The best way to start a therapist/client relationship is to talk. I offer a free initial consultation over the phone so we can determine what your needs and goals are, and if I'm the right therapist for you. Call or text me at tel: (585) 484-0638 or email elenieconomides.lmft@gmail.com and let me know the best time to call you back.

Hours

Tuesday AM: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday PM: 4:30-8:30pm
Wednesday AM: 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday PM: 4:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 10:00am-4:00pm

Get in touch with me.

Phone:

(585) 484-0638
(Call or text)


Contact Me:

elenieconomides.lmft@gmail.com


Office location:

Panorama Valley Office Park
625 Panorama Trail, Building 1, Suite 107
Rochester, New York 14625
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