Bonnie J. White is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor #000408 with a Masters Degree in Addiction Psychology. Ms. White is a Qualified Mental Health Provider (NPI# 1366557415) and a Board Certified/Fellow in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a member of the National Center for Crisis Management, a past associate member of the American Psychological Association, a professional member of NYS Mental Health Counselors Association and it's Rochester Chapter, past member of the Rochester Area Person-Centered Counseling Professional Community, a professional member of the American Counseling Association, EAPA and Crisis Care Network. She provides assessment, evaluation of symptoms and practical advice on resolution including: all types of trauma, grief, loss, anger, stress, pain management, phobic conditions as well as relationship issues caused by these situations.
Ms. White has over 34 years of experience in individual/group therapy and stress management training. Ms White began her career in the Psychology Service at a VA Medical Center. Responsibilities included: psychological, neuropsychological testing, biofeedback evaluations/assessments for stress and pain, facilitation of individual and group therapy. Her on-the-job training was achieved by one-on-one instruction and supervision by psychologists. For over seven years, Ms. White worked directly in the PTSD clinic in the above mentioned Veterans Administration Medical Center as a Readjustment Counselor Specialist completing detailed assessments to determine issues related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and treating such.
She holds a Masters Degree in Addiction Psychology from Capella University, which is fully regionally accredited and recognized by the American Psychological Association. To complete this degree the following papers were researched and written:
*Grief, Bereavement and Suicide Survivors: Bereavement & Loss Therapy
*Is there a connection between childhood insecure attachment and PTSD?
*Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
*Stress & Disease-vs-The Relaxation Response
*Substance Dependence and Vietnam Combat Veterans
*Assessment of PTSD in the Substance Abuser: Implications for treatment.
*Woman & Alcohol
*Pain Management for the Substance Dependent
*Sexual Abuse & Treatment
*Is there a relationship between SAD & Increased PTSD Symptoms?
Power point presentation about childhood sexual abuse, PTSD and forgotten memories.
Ms. White was board certified by the American Academy in Experts in Traumatic Stress as a Diplomat in 11/03 and was recognized as a Fellow in 4/05 for making outstanding contributions to the field of trauma research and treatment. A specialist in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by traumatic losses, events not complex PTSD related to long time abuses. Ms. White continues to advance her skill set by attending conferences and maintaining memberships in multiple professional organizations.
Types of therapy offered at this University Ave Counseling Center include muscle relaxation techniques, energy therapies, supportive, insight, psycho educational, cognitive-behavioral/processing therapy that is client oriented, and brief, solution-focused. Have specialized training in Critical Incident Response and Employee Assistance. . Ms. White tailors her therapy to your spiritual beliefs and needs using holistic methodologies with the goal of overcoming grief and trauma with a sense of empowerment and growth.
Flexible by Appointment only, closed Saturday & Sunday.
Call: 585 735 4785