Welcome to Luminance Mental Health Counseling!

Welcome to Luminance Mental Health Counseling! I truly appreciate you taking the time to visit my website and see if counseling with me is a good fit for you. 


I started my own private practice specifically for the person who struggles with depression. My passion for counseling began back in 2006, when I myself battled severe depression for three years, before getting help in the form of counseling and medications. 

I love people and I love hearing their stories. My goal in counseling is to always listen intently with as much empathy, transparency, and unconditional positive regard toward my clients. My therapeutic approach is that of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Put simply, I believe that one's thoughts and behaviors ultimately affect the way they feel over time.


I work with my clients to address negative thoughts and behaviors that could be contributing to their feelings of depression. While I do believe medications can be beneficial for an individual struggling with depression, I attempt to work through as many natural remedies as possible before considering this an option to explore. 

I offer online counseling for your convenience at home.

If you are having any of the following symptoms then I would welcome you to try counseling with me: 

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness

  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports

  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much

  • Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort

  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain

  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness

  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame

  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things

  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide

  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

At this time, I accept the following insurance: Excellus, MVP, Aetna, and Cigna. If you do not have an insurance listed, I charge $70 per session. 


Carl Binger LMHC

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(585) 576-1094