Rachel McDavid & Associates, PLLC
- Therapist: individuals and couples, using a Narrative approach with a Systems and Structural orientation. Along with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and the forgiveness research of Enright and Worthington.
Studies reference LIBRARIAN( Tenured 2007)
2000 to present
- Assistant Professor, Communication Support the educational mission of the University
Call Center Intern
Pederson-Krag Center (now part of the WellLife Network)
2003-2004, Huntington, NY
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic (now the Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic), Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, Hofstra University
- Client intake interviews
- Therapy – families and couples
- Facilitated two iterations of an eight-week program on anger management with mandated client
- Facilitated two iterations of an eight-week parenting program with mandated clients.
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M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy, School of Education
Hofstra University, Hempstead
M.S. in Library & Information Science
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family Course
PESI Mental Health Continuing Education
Effectively Treat Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Families
The New Rules for Treating Trauma: Integrating Neuroscience to Rewire the Brain
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 2-Day Intensive ACT Training
Anxiety, Worry & Panic: Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind
Rewiring the Brain: Treatment Techniques for Obsessive Compulsive, Narcissistic, Antisocial, and Borderline Personality Disorders
LGBTQ Kids & Teens: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Anxiety, Trauma, Impulse Control, Depression and Relationships
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques for Everyday Clinical Practice
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Children and Adolescents: Rescuing the Dysregulated Child
Understanding that the teenage years and adolescence can be hard. It’s difficult to deal with all the changes. Changes in your body, in self-identity, relationships, etc. The pressure to perform. Emerging feelings of sexuality.
We will help you restore the close emotional connections that you want and long for. You will learn to recognize the dance of communication that keeps you distant from your partner. You can save your relationship. More Relationships End Than Need Too.
Get the happiness you want and deserve. We’re guided by the belief that the ultimate goal of your life is to be happy. We strive to help you transform. Helping you with the issues that you are facing & helping you get unstuck.
TCG Child & Family Institute counseling therapy was started because often times, entire families need support while trying to communicate, learn, and create boundaries.
Infertility changes you. Physically, emotionally, socially, martially and financially. The experience is filled with stress. Who & how much to tell? How to cope with the fertile world? Knowing how to communicate with loved ones & health care providers? How to juggle treatment, personal life and, above all, how to bear the interminable waiting?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that helps people heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. Few psychological treatments have been as widely heralded as EMDR.
Hypnotherapy (hypnosis) is the use of intense concentration & focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. The hypnotic state allows you to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories that might have been otherwise hidden from your conscious mind due to the brain’s defense mechanisms.
Assessment consists of a Clinical face-to-face, in-person interview and collateral interviews with significant others. A psychosocial history is obtained to include presenting problem, including a discussion of pertinent and detailed information describing contributing factors, incidents and issues that precipitated assessment.