Category Archives: Announcements

The Shrink’s Links: Intersections

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. When I’m not shrinking heads, or writing about shrinking heads, I’m often writing fiction. For instance, I have another blog, At the Epiphany Cafe, where I experiment with new ideas and … Continue reading

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How to pay for marriage counseling

If you’re hoping to use insurance to pay for marriage counseling, you’re likely to be disappointed. Couples’ counseling is rarely covered by health insurance because marital issues are not considered by the insurance companies to be a health problem. The … Continue reading

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Acknowledgment: April is the Cruelest Month

Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates do not peak at Christmas time. Here in Western New York, as elsewhere, they peak in April. So does all kinds of psychiatric hospitalization, depression and relapses of addiction. Why is this so, when … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about confidentiality

Counseling will work to the degree that you are confident my office is a safe place to bring up sensitive matters, but you will have to take some risks. The things we talk about are confidential. I will not repeat … Continue reading

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Announcement: Video Counseling

After more than a year, I have resumed the practice of offering video counseling to folks who, for one reason or another, cannot come to see me at my office. I used to do this quite a bit, back when … Continue reading

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Announcement About MagnaCare (and a Little Rant About Other Insurance Companies)

I am now an in-network provider of a new health insurance plan: MagnaCare. I’m also an in-network provider for MVP, Value Options, Tricare, Military One-Source, Compysch, and EBS-RMSCO. In case you aren’t up on insurance terminology, in-network means I am … Continue reading

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A New Development: The After Visit Summary

The latest good idea I’ve had about counseling I got from visiting my allergist. I have allergies. If you ever sat with me in a counseling session and I had tears in my eyes, it might have been due to … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Carrie Petruso Counseling

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s Shrink’s link of the week is Carrie Petruso Counseling I’ll be off the grid for a while this month. If you only know me as a … Continue reading

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Announcement: Impaired Driver Assessments

It’s official. I’m now recognized by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as an Impaired Driving Offender Clinical Screening and Assessment Provider. Please read that sentence carefully before jumping to any conclusions. No, I … Continue reading

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Announcement: New Office

It’s moving time again for me.  The lease will soon be up for my office on East Ridge Road. Therefore, I will be moving to a new location at 1596 Monroe Avenue, near Twelve Corners, in Brighton, and will begin … Continue reading

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