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Maryellen Dance, LMHC
I am very laid back and wholeheartedly believe that as tough as therapy can be, it can also be really fun.

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Maryellen Dance, LMHC

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I have had experience working in a variety of settings including: substance abuse rehabilitation centers, domestic abuse shelters, community mental health clinics, and private practice.

My style is very direct and solution focused. I believe it's important to get to the root of the problem and work towards a solution. I believe that you are the expert on you and I am here to help and guide through the learning and healing process.

I am very laid back and wholeheartedly believe that as tough as therapy can be, it can also be really fun. We can work together to discover your strengths, goals, and how to manage any pesky mental health concerns!

Education

BS - Psychology, State University of New York Brockport

MA - Mental Health Counseling, Medaille College

License Number and State

NY 006909

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

In the summer I like to golf, walk my dog, and go to the beach. In the winter, I read a lot, I still walk my dog (just not as far), and I play paddle ball. I really enjoy going to new places (restaurants, museums, etc.) and exploring all that's around me!

Favorite organization/non-profit?

The Trevor Project. I love this non-profit because not only are they doing great work and have an amazing mission, but they are ready and willing to meet people where they're at, no matter what stage they're at in their lives. I think they do a great job engaging younger people as well as older people and have a really far reach.

How do you recharge?

Reading, taking walks, talking with family/friends, journaling and listening to music while dancing around my kitchen!

Do you have any pets?

Yes! My dog, Gus, is 7 pounds and so cute. All he wants to do is snuggle. He loves people but is terrified of other dogs. His favorite position is sitting on my shoulder (like if you're burping a baby).