Welcome to Quiet Mind Therapy Services!
We have all been through times in our lives where we could benefit from talking to someone. At Quiet Mind Therapy Services, we are honored to be that person to you. We truly believe you can get over the difficult time you are having, and gain skills to better manage. Maybe you have been in therapy or counseling before, and are tired of focusing on the past? Our goal at Quiet Mind Therapy Services is helping you to move forward and solve the issues, not just talk about them. At Quiet Mind Therapy Services, the counselors and clients all work through and believe in ACCEPT: Acceptance, Commitment, Compassion, Empathy, Perseverance, and Tolerance. These are the core values that make for a strong therapeutic relationship, and allow people to move towards overall wellness. Asking for help is the hardest part, we have all been there. But you deserve it, we all deserve it. We really look forward to meeting you!!
Who Do We Help?
At Quiet Mind Therapy Services, we are a multi-specialist group of therapists and counselors who are trained in helping adults, couples and adolescents with various issues. Our staff have a specific niche that they are very passionate about and extensively trained in. We work with trauma, anxiety, life transition, depression, grief and loss, marital strain, coping with chronic illnesses,etc. Our staff are all licensed to provide you services to help you get well! All new clients coming into care will be able to speak to our New Client Specialist about your goals, to ensure that you receive the most qualified therapist within the practice to help with your issue.
Meet Our Staff, All 10 of Us
Stephen Haramis, LCSWStephen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed graduate training at Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program of SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College. During this time he completed clinical training with the Rochester Institute of Technology Psychotherapy Training Program. Additionally, he has completed focused post-graduate training in group psychotherapy from University of Rochester. Stephen specializes in working with adults with a wide range of issues including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and relationship difficulties. He is passionate about group therapy and working with couples. Stephen is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem-solving Therapy (PST), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Integrative Couples Behavioral Therapy (ICBT), Modern Analytic Group Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. When Stephen is out of the office, he enjoys restoring himself through either spending time in nature while camping with his wife and dog or spending time playing guitar.
Lori Teller McDonald, LMSWLori is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker, who graduated from Nazareth/Brockport Collaborative, and has over 15 years of experience in successfully treating and helping people heal from various issues. Lori has 15 years of experience working with families who have a child with chronic illnesses, as well as working with children who are coping with a parent who has a lifetime illness. Lori also specializes in treating trauma, and helping people work through grief and loss. Lori enjoys working with couples who may be struggling, in addition to individual adults. Lori is trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), PST (Problem Solving Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and tends to use an eclectic approach. When not helping others, Lori enjoys her 3 dogs, spending time with her adult children and the sun!!
Natalie Neil, LCSWNatalie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and graduated with her Master's in Social work from SUNY at Brockport. She has a passion in working with those who suffer with depression and anxiety. Additionally, Natalie is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), skilled and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and uses an eclectic approach to meet individual needs. Natalie enjoys offering her services to both adults and adolescents, and has an extra interest in working with younger and more mature women. When she is not working, Natalie loves to spend time with her family, friends, and continue her learning as a therapist.
Erin Sweeney, LCSWErin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and graduated with her Master's in Social work from the Greater Rochester Collaborative with Nazareth and Brockport. She has a true passion and successfully treats Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, panic disorder and various other anxiety related symptoms. Additionally, Erin is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and uses an eclectic approach to meet individual needs. Erin enjoys offering her services to both adults and adolescents. When she is not working, Erin loves to spend time with her family, friends, her animals, and loves reading, practicing yoga and running.
Sara Maurer, LCSWSara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has a passion and specialty in trauma work and working with adolescents and teens. Sara is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). In addition, Sara is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Sara graduated from Tulane University where she obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work. Her style is one of warmth, compassion and holistic in nature. When Sara is not working, she loves to travel, read, write, photography, playing with her pitbull and cat. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteers to educate and advocate for people living with diabetes. Sara is looking forward to working along side of you on your journey to wellness.
Shelli Haynes, LCSW-R, DMinShelli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience providing individual therapy to clients with a wide range of challenges. She graduated with a Master of Social Work Degree from Syracuse University in medical social work. While she uses a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities to assist people in telling their stories and learning new skills, her main therapeutic interventions include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed treatment. Her primary focus is counseling adults ages 18 and older with depression, anxiety, and trauma. For clients interested in incorporating spirituality into treatment, Shelli earned a Doctorate in Ministry from United Theological Seminary with an original thesis on inner-relational healing. When Shelli is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and two cats. She also enjoys gardening and being outdoors, writing, reading, playing guitar, writing songs, and singing.
Lorrie Johnson, LMSWLorrie is a Licensed Master's Social Worker, who graduated from the University of Buffalo with her Master's in Social Work. Lorrie's passion and specialty is working with adults who have experienced trauma in their lives. Lorrie is certified in EMDR, treating and targeting various types of trauma, helping people heal. She is also intensively trained in DBT, which helps those who struggle with emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships and distress tolerance. When Lorrie isn't working to help people heal, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Frankie, and her ferrets.
Erin Weingart, LCSW-RErin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years of experience working with adults. Erin graduated with a Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University with a special concentration in Adult Mental Health. Erin specializes in ages 18 and up, with a focus on anxiety, but also many different issues. She uses a variety of therapeutic and evidence-based interventions to meet her clients needs and their desired goals/outcomes. Erin is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) and mindfulness practices, as well as Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). When Erin is not working, she loves spending time with her 3 kids, husband, and their 3 Beagles.
Diane Maurer, Group Therapy CoordinatorDiane retired after 42 years in education, she set a goal of being open to new possibilities. “Life will find you,” one of her colleagues said, and in November 2018 she happily joined the staff of Quiet Mind Therapy Services. As Group Therapy Coordinator, she blends life experiences and a quest for learning by serving those who inquire about our practice, understanding that reaching out is often the hardest part. It takes courage to ask. With this in mind, Diane strives to listen well, understand your story, provide helpful information and get you linked up with a group that can help you. Diane holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Education from the State University of New York, Buffalo and Geneseo respectively. She relishes time with her husband, family and friends, traveling, a healthy lifestyle, having fun and being open to those new possibilities. You can reach Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Heider, New Client SpecialistEmily comes to us with a background in mental health counseling, and knows the courage it takes to get started with therapy. Emily enjoys helping people to get started, and thrives on limiting any barriers to care. Emily is an excellent listener, a compassionate person, and holds dear our core values of ACCEPT (Acceptance, Compassion, Commitment, Empathy, Perseverance and Tolerance). When she is not working with QMTS, Emily enjoys time with her family, including her 3 kids and husband. Emily is a wonderful addition to our “family”, and can be a great help to you!
Professional Consultation and Clinical Supervision
Getting an effective private practice established can be super overwhelming! We are happy to help you hit the ground running, why re-invent the wheel! Also happy to offer clinical supervision hours to help you work towards various licensing levels.
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