Patrick DiFlorio (He/Him)

LMSW
Accepting Clients

Healing your pain and understanding yourself can be challenging, yet rewarding. Let’s work to understand more about you together.

Therapist in Rochester, NY

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

I believe in working to understand people through listening, curiosity, empathy, and non-judgment. Gender, sex, and sexuality are all topics that can be scary, lonely, confusing, and distressing to think and/or talk about. I provide a space to explore these topics further and to welcome all parts of yourself. I welcome the weird, queer, nerdy, shy, awkward, lonely, confused, and all other people to come and discover more about yourself. Everyone is deserving of worth, empathy, and respect.

My Background and Approach

I am a licensed master of social work, currently pursuing training for certification in sex therapy under the supervision of Dan Rosen, LCSW-R, CST. I earned my master’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College and work full time at the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness. I completed a post-graduate Social Work Fellowship at the University of Rochester Counseling Center. After training under a number of different therapists, I have been able to consolidate my learning into a unique style. Primarily I prefer to use Psychodynamic, Cognitive-behavioral, and Person-Centered therapy within my work. Often I will combine various coping skills to help you get through difficult emotional moments and to get out of your head into the present moment. This is combined with more in depth discussion about your relationship with your emotions and the people in your life, past and present. There is always an emphasis on collaboration and making sure we work on what is important to you and your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we do the best we can with what we have at the time. Often the coping skills you have or behavioral patterns you enact are remnants of what was necessary to survive throughout your life. I have found that taking my own journey to better understand myself has helped me as a therapist. It's valuable to have someone to sit with you in the pain, or guide you through dark waters, when they have been there themselves. Even if I haven't experienced the same thing, there is empathy to be had for the shared emotions and human experience. I try to be appreciative for as many days and people around me as I can be, while recognizing that some days you can't or won't do much at all. I find ways to look forward to the week and not just the weekends. I love to play games, both board and video, along with enjoying all things nerdy and weird. I'm a part of the queer community myself and love to support others with their journeys, wherever they may be on it.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $110 - 110/session

Info

585-865-3584 ext. 7 Email Patrick
625 Panorama Trail
Building 3, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14625

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