Lucinda Hotchkiss, Ph.D., C.G.P.

Lucinda Hotchkiss, Ph.D., C.G.P.​

Dr. Lucinda Hotchkiss has practiced individual and group psychotherapy as a New York State Licensed Psychologist for more than 20 years and has helped clients with many concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with divorce or breakup, death of a friend or loved one, job stress, dealing with mental illness in the family, retirement and career-life transitions.

With empathy and careful listening, she collaborates with clients, helping them decide what meaningful changes they want to make in their lives. She generally takes an interpersonal approach, but is flexible and may also integrate psychodynamic, CBT and solution-focused techniques. Her first step is to understand the client’s strengths, challenges and goals for therapy. She then helps clients understand how past and current relationship patterns may affect their mood, behavior and present concerns. Next, she and the client work on seeing which patterns have promoted growth and which might be causing undue hurt, sadness, anxiety, anger or obstacles. They then collaborate to help the client heal and initiate new positive patterns; this could include improving self-care or changing communication or behavior with partners, friends, family members or those at work.

Dr. Hotchkiss received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester and did both her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She received her B.A. in Psychology and French from Wellesley College. A Certified Group Psychotherapist, she has taught group therapy workshops and seminars, including one that helps therapists enhance empathy and awareness when they and their client differ racially, ethnically, culturally or in other ways.