Rachael Hands, LCSW, Certified in EMDR, Consultant In Training
Rachael Hands is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), EMDR Consultant In Training, Advanced Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (ADV CASAC) and founder of Heart in Hand Psychotherapy. She received her Bachelors in Psychology at Stony Brook University and her Masters in Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work. Rachael is a Certified EMDR therapist and Consultant In Training. Her speciality is in trauma and dissociation. She is well versed in R-TEP/G-TEP and Four Blinks Approach. Rachael is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Rachael has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. This experience encompasses clients with anxiety and depression, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, parenting issues, addiction and substance abuse, PTSD, trauma, and subpar school and job performance.
Rachael’s approach to treatment is client centered meaning that she views her clients as the experts on their own lives. We detail your goals of treatment and break them down into smaller incremental goals. Rachael believes empathy is critical to building our therapeutic relationship and it is important for your therapist to come from a non-judgmental stance.
Rachael specializes in EMDR and is versed in multiple therapies including, strengths based, motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, and trauma informed care. Together we will determine which therapy approach is most suitable for your needs.