Rachel A. Longer, MSS, LSW, CET I
My mission is to support your journey of healing and personal growth with thoughtful trauma-informed care as we explore avenues of transforming pain and emotional discomfort into empowered discovery and self-compassion. Healing is not a ‘one size fits all’ remedy, but rather an intricate process that is unique to you and your specific, life-shaping experiences. With a Master’s in Social Services degree from Bryn Mawr College, my approach to therapy is inclusive, non-pathologizing and strengths based.
Partnering with you, I will weave together techniques from several modalities to create a safe, expansive space in which you can tap into your inherent wisdom and unpack encounters with trauma and personal challenges at your own pace. I offer gentle guidance to working therapeutically with groups, couples and individuals, specializing in shame, womens’ and LGBTQ+ health, sexual trauma, grief/loss, infidelity, difficulties in relationships, anxiety, and depression.
I am a licensed social worker and certified experiential therapist committed to pursuing ongoing supervision and training. I have also completed an additional certification in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International. I have completed additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and integrate this compassionate approach into my work with clients. My background in the theatre and my love of storytelling brings me to my work as a psychotherapist.
“Healing is non-linear and so is our arrival because we continue to arrive over and over again until our bodies and lives feel more like home.”