Traditional therapies focus on problems. They often require months or even years to resolve those problems.

Solution Focused Therapy focuses on solutions and usually achieves results more quickly.

I know that this time of uncertainty can be extremely trying. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the ongoing outbreak of corona-virus disease (COVID-19) a pandemic. In response, public health experts around the world have asked individuals and organizations to take action to prevent and limit the transmission of this disease in their communities. Research has found that video teleconferencing can be an effective means for therapists to provide exposure and response prevention.

That is why I have decided to convert my practice to online only appointments via  Zoom. If you are not familiar with this app or would prefer virtually meeting on a different platform please reach out and I will do my very best to accommodate. 

Call today to set up your appointment.

Online Therapy Sessions
  • Anxiety, Worry, and Overthinking

  • Attention Deficit Disorder   

  • Bereavement-Grief Counseling

  • Couples and Relationship Therapy

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Eating Disorders

  • LGBTQ+ Issues

What can I help you with?

  • Marriage and Family Therapy 

  • Men's Issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • Physical Abuse

  • Trauma-related Issues

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress Management


What to Expect


It may take just a few sessions for you to reach your goals.


We will focus almost exclusively on your strengths and on the positive future you are seeking.


We will talk about distressing problems only as much as you feel is necessary.


I will ask future-oriented questions that will lead you to visualize and create the outcome you are seeking. 


Meet Rob

I’ve been a practicing Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker for 30+ years.  I received my master's of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. I have worked in Monroe, Michigan in a crisis center; in Corning at the Family Service Society; in Elmira at another family-oriented clinic; at the VA in Bath, NY; and most recently at a private practice in Elmira.

I am an avid reader, student and life-long learner and have studied several types of psychotherapy.  These include Transactional Analysis, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for trauma, and Integrative Couples Therapy.  All of these have served me and my clients well, but 4 years ago I fell in love with Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

On a personal level, I’m married and a father to two adult children and two grandsons (10 and 8). I am avid viewer of movies, new and old, especially at Cinemapolis in Ithaca New York. I may be the largest contributor to their profit margin. For better or worse these days, I keep up with the news – except when taking 1-2 week breaks to lower my blood pressure.  


“Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a painful situation.”


Contact Me

Robert T. Hovey, LCSWR

PO Box 4164

Ithaca, NY 14852-4164


Tel: 607-765-1022

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