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Intake (in office)

Initial session to determine needs and appropriateness of services that is held in office.

$150 · 45 minutes

Individual Counseling (teletherapy)

Individual counseling via telephone or video sessions.

$140 · 45 minutes

Intake (teletherapy)

An intake session via a HIPAA compliant site. The link is A great alternative to physically coming into the office.

Price varies depending on insurance $150 · 45 minutes

Life Coaching (teletherapy)

Goal setting and success building through telephone or video sessions.

$150 · 45 minutes

Individual Counseling (in office)

Individual counseling sessions in office. Price varies depending on insurance plans.

$140 · 45 minutes

Life Coaching (in office)

Gain motivation, and establish your plan for greater success through inspiration, goal setting and accountability.

$150 · 45 minutes

Couples/Joint Counseling (in office)

Joint session with your spouse, partner or other family member to resolve issues and strengthen the relationship. Fee varies depending on insurance coverage.

$150 · 45 minutes

Hypnotherapy (in office only)

A powerful session that utilizes guided imagery for relaxation to transform physical and emotional issues. Can only be done in office. Insurance may not cover hypnotherapy.

$190 · 1 hour 20 minutes

Telephone session

Telephone sessions in which you call (607) 592-8825 at your scheduled time. Sessions can be 15, 30 or 45 minutes at a prorated rate. Please specify if you want a session other than 45 minutes.

$140 · 45 minutes

Ellen Peterson

Ellen Peterson, LCSW is the owner of Avenues Counseling Center. She is a self help author, Intuitive Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Personal Development Program Facilitator.


Rich Shaw

Rich Shaw is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). He has worked with adolescents and adults for 30 years in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. He has lived in the Ithaca area for 20 years, enjoying the local scenic beauty. He believes in helping people to manage stress and remove obstacles that get in the way of life goals and personal fulfilment. He primarily uses a cognitive behavioral therapy approach. He is a trainer of Mental Health First Aid for youth and adults.