Kelly Ardieta

LCSW-R

It is my belief that therapy is about healing, change and growth.  The therapeutic relationship is a vital ingredient to successful therapy.  I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, where there is a sense of trust, safety and respect.  Through this relationship we work together to address whatever issues have caused you distress, and find ways for you to live a more satisfying and meaningful life.

kfrancis@gmail.com

About Kelly

I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSWR) who has worked in the Rochester area for the past twenty seven years, providing therapy to clients in a variety of setting. I earned both my Bachelor’s degree in social work and my Master’s degree in social work at Syracuse University and then moved back to Rochester to pursue my career. I work with people of all ages, from different ethnic groups, cultural experiences, religious affiliations and sexual orientations.

Over the years I have been asked what my specialty is. I take pride in saying I specialize in therapy, not working with a certain population of people, or using only one type of therapeutic approach. Each individual, couple or family who comes to me brings their own unique experiences and struggles.  My broad expertise and training allows me to provide therapy grounded in theory but tailored to meet the particular needs of whomever I am working with.

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“I would say I was a hopeless case, but here I am years later living and thriving because of one individual – Kelly Ardieta. She has been extremely valuable in helping me identify and build on my strengths from the roots up. With her support I have conquered many obstacles and built a treasury of skills. I recommend Kelly without reservation, as she has been a true blessing in my life, helping me to maintain myself and embrace my new beginnings.”

- A former client

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Meet our Counselors

Kelly Ardieta

It is my belief that therapy is about healing, change and growth. The therapeutic relationship is a vital ingredient to successful therapy. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, where there is a sense of trust, safety and respect.

Sarah Montemaro

Helping clients find or restore meaning in their lives through a therapeutic relationship that offers the highest degree of confidentiality, trust, safety and integrity is my primary goal as a therapist. I consider it a privilege to be a witness to wherever you are in your journey of life.

Robert Hawkes

With over 40 years of experience treating people with mental illness, addictions and personal problems, I'm ready to help you and your situation. Now accepting next day appointments.  

Frequenty Asked Questions

Are you currently taking new clients?

This varies throughout the year.  Please call me directly to check.

Do you take insurance?

Yes I take most major medical insurances.

What age groups do you work with?

I work with ages 5 through as old as they get.

What forms of payment are accepted?

I accept cash, checks, all major credit cards and health savings cards.

What therapeutic issues and/or mental health disorders do you work with?

I have experience working with many mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, eating disorders and personality disorders.

Other common therapeutic issues include substance abuse, grief/loss, life transitions, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, and emotion dysregulation.