“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” -E.E. Cummings
Rachel supports you with gaining clarity and finding personal fulfillment. Using traditional counseling methods combined with a whole-body emphasis that fosters self-awareness and mindfulness, you learn to listen to the unique messages of your own body. In so doing, you are able to increase your personal insights, make better life choices and create more satisfaction in all areas of your life.
With a foundation in psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy and mind-body focused therapies, your sessions are grounded in discussion that you self-direct and, with guidance, you are able to explore your challenges through the mind-body lens for a deeper understanding of yourself.
This modality helps you to transcend the cognitive process of traditional talk therapy and aids you in unearthing body memories as well as emotions that are stored in your physical being. This approach is also designed to support you in recognizing the unique signs and triggers in both your own body and your own mind. The insights you gain through this process, coupled with tools to help support you with specific issues you might be facing, lead to a re-patterning of your automatic responses, an increased ability to cope with stress in healthy ways, and a natural calming your central nervous system.
People who are managing challenges such as: relationship issues, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, addiction, and social anxiety have benefitted from this method of counseling. Rachel's approach to talk therapy is also helpful for people who are in search of personal growth and strive to understand themselves on a deeper level.
For more information about Rachel Shanken Mental Health Counseling and Talk Therapy services, please feel free to reach out.