Brighton, New York

Laurie Burns LCSW-R CGP

Laurie Burns LCSW-R CGP

1995 Westfall Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 734-6826
Laurie Burns LCSW-R CGP, Counseling, Health and Beauty, Rochester, New York

The relationships we foster can be the richest, most fulfilling aspects of our lives. They can also be the most challenging. For more than 20 years, Laurie Burns LCSW-R CGP has been a licensed professional counselor in the Rochester area. Laurie is an experienced, award-winning therapist specializing in family counseling, couples counseling, and personal counseling services; she is here to help you find the practical solutions you need to start fully embracing your potential, and your life.

Laurie and her team understand that seeking help for a sensitive personal issue is a huge step. You can be confident that you will be met with the compassion, professionalism, and consummate care you deserve. Laurie has received the William P. Hart Award from the Rochester General Hospital Behavioral Health Network, and she is a certified member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Since 1995, she has been providing professional counseling to a diverse population of clients dealing with emotional and/or interpersonal issues.

There are many services on hand to best support you. These include:

  • Individual counseling for one-on-one guidance
  • Family counseling for family units of all sizes and makeups
  • Relationship counseling for couples
  • Depression and anxiety counseling for those struggling to cope with life's stresses

When you visit Laurie, you will work together to identify and move toward the solutions that will have the biggest impact on your life. Your confidentiality is always guaranteed. Laurie is dedicated to building a quality relationship with each client in order to provide a solid springboard for you to learn, grow, and heal.

Call Laurie Burns LCSW-R CGP at (585) 734-6826 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit her website to learn more about her counseling services. Whatever issues you are facing, you have found the professional advice you need to transform your relationships with other people—and with yourself.

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