I know that starting therapy with someone new can be scary and intimidating, but I also know that the first step of reaching out and making an appointment is probably the most difficult part, and once you are in the office and taking your next steps it will be a deeply rewarding process. My goal as a therapist is to create a warm and comfortable space where people can share deeply, and also to offer guidance, feedback, and skill-building that lead to lasting change and improved quality of life.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been working with a diverse population of clients for the last few years and have had the opportunity to help people through a variety of challenges. My experience includes, but is not limited to, treating the following issues:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Relationship issues
- Psychosis and delusional disorders
- General stress management and coping
My primary modalities of treatment are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), but I enjoy drawing from different approaches and using what seems like the best fit for the person in front of me. What I like about both CBT and ACT is that these models focus on getting to the bottom of an issue, rather than just treating the symptoms, and they offer some skills and structure for myself and my client as we work towards that deeper resolution.
I like to think of the therapeutic relationship as two people working through a problem together. I aim to be a guide and mentor on that journey, and often find that I learn a lot along the way. I aim to validate your pain and to help you to move past it towards a more fulfilling life. I look forward to walking with you on a journey of self discovery.
- Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania
- National Board Certified Counselor
- Masters degree (MS) in Mental Health Counseling – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Active Professional Associations and Affiliations:
- Psychology Today Member
- Member of Delaware Valley ACT Learners
- Member of steering comity of Delaware Valley ACT Learners
Schedule an appointment with Rachel online or call 267-861-3685, Option 1