My name is Emily Genovese, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT and I have been treating patients for 14 years in Rochester and surrounding communities. Throughout my years working with individuals, couples, and families I have had the opportunity to practice in multiple clinic and community based settings before starting my private practice.


In 2003 I graduated from Nazareth College where I received my Masters Degree in Art Therapy. As an art therapist I have been trained to work with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Guided by ethical standards and scope of practice, my education and supervised training prepared me for culturally proficient work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Honoring individuals' values and beliefs, art therapists work with people who are challenged with medical and mental health problems, as well as individuals seeking emotional, creative, and spiritual growth.


Through integrative methods, art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternative modes of receptive and expressive communication, which can circumvent the limitations of language. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience, and empowers individual, communal, and societal transformation.*

After graduating from Nazareth College, I began working as a Primary Therapist at Genesee County Mental Health Services providing mental health care and treatment, as well as consultation services at United Memorial Medical Center.  I continued my work at Rochester Rehabilitation Services, Inc. where I met with individuals and provided group therapy services in the areas of anger management, trauma, and art therapy. I also worked for many years with children and families in Fairport, NY.

I specialize in working with individuals, but I also enjoy helping families. The number of families treated at any given time is limited due to the intensity and frequency of your individualized care. Whether its coping with anxiety or depression, increasing assertiveness and communication, working through family conflict, or processing trauma, I will help you achieve your personal goals. Sharing in life’s journeys with the individuals, families, and community is something I take pride in, and feel honored to be a part of.

Company Description

Canalside Therapeutic Arts & Counseling Services provides quality mental health services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages in a private office in Fairport, NY. We are committed to improving your quality of life, and achieving your goals.

Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.


Art Therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art Therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.*

We provide both art therapy services, and individual psychotherapy services without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. We are also SafeZone trained to work with Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals.


Canalside Therapeutic Arts

3 Railroad Street, Suite D3, Fairport, NY 14450

Call 585.210.9177 or Email

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