It has been my pleasure to work with people from a variety of cultures and approach my time with them in therapy with creativity, humor, and a person-centered down to earth experience. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, rooted in my extensive experience working in trauma-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I'm so glad that you are reaching out. It's a big step to reach out for support during a difficult season of life, but a step that is so important. My goal is to make this healing process as comfortable as possible for you. I approach therapy as a partnership; you and I working together towards your goals. You are the expert of your own lived experience, and I know that you have strengths inside of you that can be used on your journey towards healing. I am here to walk with you on that journey; offering feedback, support and alternate ways of thinking along the way.
I am a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner specializing in working with those seeking a better physical and emotional life and overall well-being. I use empirically sound evidenced-based interventions to assist with your healing process. Over the past 22 years, I have been honored to work with those with Substance Use, Co-Occurring Disorders in sustained recovery. I hold a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in PA and a PhD. in Psychology-Specialization in Edu from Walden University in Minnesota. I am a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor treating batterer’s and protecting victims
I am passionate about the helping relationship. This passion is a driving force that enables me to come alongside others on their journey as they make small steps in the right direction that ultimately allows them to experience growth, change, healing, and living up to their true potential. I have worked with various populations from school aged through adulthood with very unique experiences. These experiences, whether by their choice or the choice of someone else have left them in a place that they needed a compassionate, nonjudgmental voice to bring about: clarity in the midst of confusion,
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with clients in their early 20s to late 50s. Clients often come to their first session feeling stuck and uncertain about how to attain the life they want. Relationships and career stressors contribute to anxiety, leaving them confused about how to move forward. In therapy, I work with clients to value themselves, tune into their desires and dreams, and move in that direction. The first step toward change is often learning to treat ourselves with the same love and care we would show to a valued friend.
Accepting New Clients- Psychotherapy is a powerful process. I apply a variety of approaches to help people understand themselves, their relationships with others, and their goals for the future. Perhaps the most important aspect of my approach is to understand your point of view and to integrate it to provide an effective intervention strategy. Life brings all kinds of challenges- depression, irritability, anxiety, and even physical symptoms are some of the ways that they can express themselves.
We enjoy working with clients who are motivated to grow, change, and seek overall emotional health and wellness through the counseling process. We will create a safe and supportive environment (online) so that our clients are able to set and meet their goals without feeling judged or criticized. Our clients "drive" the counseling process, while we gently support them on their road to recovery and personal growth.
Adolescents, adults, and couples face many life transitions, such as identity exploration, planning for future education and career, and relationship challenges. Their therapeutic needs are personal and unique to their overall goals and view of life. Exploring trauma, addressing identity issues, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and creating a new narrative for success are all part of effective psychotherapy.
*Accepting new clients* The Center for Connection, Healing & Change was conceived as a sanctuary to facilitate joyful connection to ourselves and our loved ones. Our work focuses on the creation of secure, close, and satisfying relationships – within us and between us. We choose to specialize in relationships because we know the importance of satisfying relationships for our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Services explore the relationship we have with both ourselves and others; how well we can live with emotional ease, know who we are, ask for what we need, and access our resilience in moments of hurt or stress.
I am compassionate and nonjudgmental and will offer the support you need to overcome life's difficulties. We are all different in the way we experience and manage life. I have always been interested in the wellness of others and have been blessed to watch many people find recovery. If you are feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, worried or sad, then together we can discover or revisit your healthy options to navigate those feelings. You have taken a step in the right direction to navigate those feelings and to reach out for help. Connection to others allows us to find peace and improved quality of life.
Dr. Rachel Spurrier is a licensed clinical psychologist administering comprehensive psychological evaluations to clarify client diagnosis as well as to provide recommendations for treatment. Dr. Spurrier has administered testing to clients with concerns related to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, adjustment disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her goal with clients is to make them feel comfortable and secure with the evaluative process, and to understand the importance of testing as they progress in their therapeutic treatment.
Does life seem confusing or even impossible? Does it ever feel like even when you are with others you feel alone? It is so brave to ask for help. With every fiber of my being, I believe you have the answers you need, after all, you are the expert on you. Let me help you better understand your story and help guide you out of the dark places you feel stuck in and into your truth. So much of the time we are living a narrative that others have crafted, often by pain rather than strength. These narratives can feel like prisons but you have the ability to heal and take back your story, choose to see from your core.
I am currently serving the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia with psychotherapy via online therapy. Psychotherapy has both benefits and risks. It is a process that will address areas of concern or dissatisfaction with life, develop growth and insight, help achieve desired goals, and improve overall well-being.
To others, you appear to have it all together; but inside you feel as though you’re barely treading water. It’s exhausting. Day in and day out, you go through the motions of life; sometimes it’s all you can do to make it through the day. Your past haunts you; you can’t escape. You long for peace, some quietness to just be. And live. But some days you just struggle to get out of bed. Feeling alone with all the thoughts and feelings is overwhelming. You need space to breathe. To be heard. To be known. To be accepted for being you-REALLY you. You long for connection with others, but you feel so alone. How will this ever get better?
I am a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I have over 30 years of experience and expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addictions, and marital counseling. My clients quickly find out that hope is not just wishful thinking, but a reality to be experienced.
As a psychotherapist, I cultivate a safe & supportive atmosphere in which my clients explore thoughts and feelings about the important areas in their lives that may be broken, or not working as well as one hoped and planned. Adults often address major life changes, symptoms of anxiety and depression, relationship issues, as well as struggles with substance use and alcohol abuse.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, (SC), (WV), (VA), (MD)
You needn't feel embarrassed about seeking direction from a professional outside of your daily social network. An objective, educated and confidential opinion based on 33 years of experience can make a significant difference. My approach to consultation & coaching services for life-goals begins with a comprehensive assessment process. I collaborate with clients to apply wisdom and principles while considering influential factors and resources for the desired change. The most efficient form of contact is via email through which I can respond with additional information to answer questions and define the services offered. SEE PHOTOS.
~ Counseling tailored to your Personality, from a Christian Perspective, & with a Neurobiological understanding of Lasting Change ~ I understand firsthand the courage required to ask for help. You are taking an important step in pursuing counseling today. ~ I use my understanding of personality types to tailor counseling to your specific needs. We are all unique, and my desire is to help each person become more fully whomever they are meant to be. I use my knowledge of the various strengths and weaknesses of each personality type to help you build on your strengths, and to have compassion for your weaknesses.
Insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing, yet expecting different results. Ironically, someone living with chronic stress uses the same strategy. Hoping their "I'll get through this somehow" attitude will make the stress go away. Symptoms such as anxiety and depression, trouble sleeping, growing impatience and anger with others, trouble concentrating and making decisions, secretly feeling bad about oneself, guilty and resentful are all indicators one is out of balance. Let me help you remove this distress before it results in health issues. I have years of successful experience teaching clients powerful interventions to transform stress into personal empowerment.