Michelle WhyteLCSW

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I would like people to know that therapy does not suggest something is wrong with you, it means you want to work on yourself. Therapy does not have to be just when you are in crisis, but an opportunity to improve ourselves. Therapy can be exactly what you want it to be!!

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I base treatment goals on what the client reports as struggles and wanting to making improvement. Goals are determined by where the client would ultimately like to be. This is a collaborative process and driven by clients goals.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I am very excited that there is a normalization of seeking help, there is more and more access to services, and increased awareness of the importance of prioritizing mental health.




Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Coping Skills

General Expertise


Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Anger management


Communication issues

Dependence issues

Identity development



First Session


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Existential Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy


NY, LCSW, 089122


Masters of Social, Social Work, Greater Rochester Collaborative

Work History

As a clinician, I have worked in a variety of settings, with diverse populations. This has provided me with rich learning experiences and understanding of a wide range of struggles. I have worked with in an acute care setting, provided group therapy, forensic psychotherapy, as well as work with victims of trauma. I work with adults, teens and couples.


1802 New York State Route 332 South, Canandaigua, 14424, NY