Marilyn Guadagnino

Accepting Clients

Hi! Being a Music Therapist/Psychotherapist, I have unique ways of helping you feel better to have a fulfilling life. Try something new!

Creative Art Therapist in Rochester, NY

About My Clients

People who have anxiety, depression, trauma, or overwhelming stressors seem to resonate with my creative counseling methods. If you feel stuck or at the point where you don't know how to change your relationship with your life, I can help. My holistic approach to therapy, using mind/body/spirit techniques based on eastern spiritual practices is a perfect fit for many folks. Therapy + spirituality = healing. This may be perfect for you right now, especially if you've tried other methods.

My Background and Approach

I started out as a musician and found out I could combine music and psychology to become a music therapist. I began my career working in a hospital running creative arts therapy groups to help people suffering from mental health symptoms. From there, I landed a therapy position in an outpatient mental health clinic where I have worked over since. I obtained my NYS LCAT in 2005 and several years later I started my own private practice in addition to my work at the outpatient clinic. In private practice, I have more freedom to combine what I learned from meditation and yoga for the past 30 years with my therapy to create a new model of healing using counseling, coaching, spirituality, and creative arts. I published my self-help book "The Living Stress Free Bible" in 2018 and use this as my approach to helping others live a life a fulfillment. Mindfulness-based psychotherapy and Roger's person-centeredness/unconditional positive regard are my main styles of therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

This is what I work on every day as my own personal practice: 1. Mindfulness as a lifestyle - truly being in the present in its pure essence, not as an idea. 2. Focusing on love - paying attention to what I love whenever or wherever I happen to be. 3. Not using judgment words, such as good/bad, right/wrong, positive/negative, etc. 4. Creating a peaceful inner state to help bring about a peaceful environment, community, and society ... change by example. I am happily married for over 30 years. I love my work as a therapist; I love scenic drives, wineries, walking the beach, watching uplifting movies, and listening to my music library on shuffle. I am a passionate nature lover, amateur nature photographer, pet Mommy, foodie, yogini/meditator, and flutist.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Taoism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 36 years of practice
  • Rate: $70 - 90/session


585-729-1710 Email Marilyn
277 Alexander Street
Suite 303
Rochester, NY 14607

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