Rachel provides individualized mental health treatment to children, teens, adults, and families.
Are you looking for help for yourself, your child, a friend or loved one? Have you or your child been in treatment before, but failed to achieve or sustain the results you were hoping for?
Are you or your child struggling to engage with your current therapist? Have the benefits of counseling - historically or at present - been limited for you or your child?
Taking a new, creative approach may be what's needed now. Achieve the growth you desire, with sustainable results. Consultation is available to help you decide if this approach to treatment might be a good fit for you or your child!
Offering teletherapy and in-person sessions (on a case-by-case basis) during the current health crisis.
Art therapy is more than a counseling "technique", tool, or intervention. It is a specialized field of mental health that is informed by and draws upon traditional psychological theories of counseling (or "talk therapy" approaches), a strong grasp of the visual arts, and the ability to combine these with the therapeutic potential of various art media to promote mental health and wellbeing as well as meet the individual needs and preferences of a variety of age groups.
Often, our emotional experiences can be too complex to fully capture with words. Art therapy provides the means and opportunity to communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas in healthier, socially appropriate, and productive ways.
You do not have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy; it is an individualized approach that involves the exploration of many forms of creative expression within a collaborative therapeutic partnership.
Rachel is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), a nationally registered & board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC), as well as a nationally registered play therapist & play therapy supervisor (RPT-S).
Rachel has been working with children, teens, and their families for over 15 years, in both educational and clinical settings. She has extensive training in child development, complex trauma, dissociation, and attachment. In particular, Rachel's specialty as a psychotherapist lies in the creative adaptation of trauma work to meet the unique developmental needs of children and teens -- as well adults with early childhood trauma -- using art-based, sensory-rich tools combined with EMDR therapy and traditional, foundational techniques of psychotherapy. All of these areas of focus integrate beautifully within a flexible, client-centered approach to treatment for individuals of all ages.