Paul howes psychologist rochester ny

Paul W. Howes, Ph.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. I have been providing outpatient psychotherapy in the Fairport community since 1989, and my clients vary in age from pre-schoolers to senior citizens. Presenting problems I address include depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, ADHD, family conflict, couples ’therapy, coping with separation and divorce, adoption issues, managing grief, and child behavioral issues. While I generally meet with individuals, I maintain a wholistic and family perspective in addressing client concerns.

My theoretical orientation in approaching my work is an integration and collaboration of family systems, developmental psychopathology, attachment, and humanistic theories and perspectives. On the continuum of therapists who provide counsel (advice) to those who provide therapy (self-directed insight), I fall more on the side of providing therapy and self discovery, as I believe every client has the capacity for growth. I find it's more helpful to facilitate clients identifying and removing barriers to natural growth than it is telling them what they should do, as every individual has an innate capacity for productive development no matter their age.