Thomas W. Paul

Thomas W. Paul
is Director and founder of the ACCC. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology as well as the following professional credentials and certifications:

• Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York State, #000190
• Fellow, American Psychotherapy Association, National, #6101
• Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, New York State, #1600
• NYS OASAS Education & Training Certification, State #0209
• Certified Experiential Therapist III, National #154
• Certified Group Psychotherapist, National #6665
• Master Addiction Counselor, National #5329


In addition to over 45 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups Tom has served as a consultant/trainer to many agencies and organizations and has presented over 1,000 workshops and programs in many parts of the United States and Canada. He teaches courses in:

  • Action Techniques
  • Father Hunger
  • Experiential Approaches in Counseling
  • Growing Up in Recovery
  • Poetry as a Tool in Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Men’s Issues
  • Sexual Addiction

and eighteen other workshops for a number of local/state counselor/therapist training programs. Attendance at these workshops provide participants with hours that can be applied to certification as Experiential Therapists and recredentialing as CASAC’s.Tom is recognized as a pioneer in doing experiential, family of origin, and contemporary functioning work with individuals, couples, families and groups from difficult family backgrounds. To contact Tom please call 585-425-2840 or email him.

Pam Finger, MSW, CSW

Pam Finger, MSW, CSW
Pam is a Certified Social Worker and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She has been working with groups and businesses as a trainer and consultant since 1990 and began seeing clients in clinical practice in 1996. Pam has taught numerous classes and workshops on self esteem, boundaries, anger management, values clarification and communication and has served as adjunct faculty at Nazareth College and the Gannett School. Her corporate clients have included Wegmans, Highland Hospital, AIDS Rochester and numerous school districts, PTA’s and day care centers. In addition to her clinical training Pam has trained with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul author) as a self esteem facilitator and has been selected to assist numerous times, at his national trainings. Pam has also studied with Dr. Sidney B. Simon, internationally recognized leader in values clarification, and is a certified Values Realization Trainer. She strongly feels that this work is a wonderful addition to traditional therapy. Pam is also pursuing advanced clinical training in experiential therapy and life coaching. Pam has served on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Rochester and for several years was the President of the Rochester Chapter of the National Council for Self Esteem. She has many clinical interests but especially enjoys working with women around issues of self esteem and depression, with adults from alcoholic families and with issues of life transitions and grief. Pam sees individuals, couples, families and groups and uses a variety of therapy models including experiential therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and Bowen therapy.

Pam offers workshops and presentations to the general public as well as to professional audiences. She begins her work with each client by establishing a sense of relationship and safety and helping the client to feel hopeful. Pam brings a level of positive thinking and enthusiasm to her practice.

To contact Pam Finger e-mail her.