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Michael J. Pernot, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Calm Sea

Individual Psychotherapy

In individual counseling, I attempt to provide an atmosphere where you can be authentically you. From here, we begin to see how thoughts, feelings, actions and routines impact your life. Possible treatment modalities include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) 

Mindfulness Coaching

Mindfulness has been used for over 2500 years to gain insight into the nature of reality. Using this wisdom, cultivating a mindfulness practice can help us wake up to our inner experiences, honor and recognize what they are trying to tell us in a curious and nonjudgemental way

Dandelion Parachute Seed

A Bit About Therapy

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Discovery

Counseling uses the professional relationship of therapist and client to promote self awareness and agency. Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and treatment measures, my goal is to provide an atmosphere where you are able to practice life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s challenges.

Reasons to Come to Therapy:

Stress - Life, Work, Family

Feeling Stuck, Unfulfilled, Unbalanced

Life Transitions

Strained Relationships

Looking for Someone to Process/Work Through Decisions

Thinking About Change in Your Life

Wanting to Heal Painful Experiences in Your Past


Office Location

Located on an historic, ninety year old, sprawling twenty-four acre campus, sessions are conducted in a peaceful, sacred environment that provides space for reflection and growth


Easily accessible from 490 exit 17, Goodman Street. Parking lot and building are handicap accessible

Dandelion Parachute Seed

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth"

Pema Chödrön

Image by Stephen Walker

About Me

Bearing Witness to Growth Since 2013

Welcome to Michael J. Pernot Counseling and Psychotherapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Rochester, NY - here as a co-traveler through life’s confusing, challenging and meaningful twists and turns 

Since my start in non-profits in 2013, I have been an educator, guide, and confidant for teens, adults, families and couples. One of my core beliefs involves our capacity to change when provided the conditions for change to happen. 

In our work together, I strive to help you identify what conditions for change are needed and how to begin that empowering process.


Session Cost

$130 per 50 minute individual session
$150 per 60 minute couples/family session
Income based session cost upon request pending availability
Paneled with Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Oscar Health and Oxford


Cash, check, HSA card, credit/debit card

Michael J. Pernot, LMHC

1100 South Goodman St. Suite 316
Rochester NY 14620

(585) 310-2202

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