Rachel Witkowski MA, NCC, LPC (PCIT and EMDR certified), Mental Health Counseling in Plum, Pennsylvania, 15239

Rachel Witkowski

MA, NCC, LPC (PCIT and EMDR certified)

Rachel Witkowski

MA, NCC, LPC (PCIT and EMDR certified)

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Professional Counselor - PC006641
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Carebridge EAP
  • Cigna
  • Community Care
  • ComPsych
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Give an Hour - which provides free mental health services for military veterans and family members
  • InterGroup
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • MHNet
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UPMC Commercial Insurance
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.
  • ValueOptions
Fees: $100 per session if not using insurance.
Evening Availability

Offices

7641 Saltsburg Road
Plum, Pennsylvania 15239

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My Approach to Helping

Do you want to make lasting positive changes in your life? Coping with the fast-paced world we live in can be difficult. If you feel overwhelmed by the issues you are facing, rest assured that help is available. As a therapist, my goal is to help you overcome your concerns and live the healthy life you deserve. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, so I will not ask you to do or say anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.
I have advanced training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and PCIT (parent-child interactive therapy). These modalities are effective in treating trauma and child behavioral issues respectively. I incorporate a trauma-informed care approach when working with each person in therapy.
My clinical experience and flexibility have allowed me to adapt to improvements in the field of mental health care over the years. I am familiar with a variety of therapeutic modalities and will personalize your treatment for the best possible results.

More Info About My Practice

Helping to educate and train other professionals in this field is very important to me. I am available to provide training/consulting and clinical supervision.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I actively work to dispel the myth that there is something "wrong" with going to therapy. Rather than viewing going to therapy as a stigma, I consider it a strength. If you are in therapy, then you are acknowledging that it is difficult to be human and it is valuable to reach out for support. For me, that demonstrates self-awareness and willingness to work to improve your quality of life.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe what makes a good therapist is being as unconditionally open and honest as possible? towards oneself and others. I would never assume that I had "all the answers" and/or the ability to solve everyone's problems. My approach to therapy is that it is an authentic relationship between to people that is built first and foremost upon trust.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am certified in Parent/Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body Talk System
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Redecision therapy
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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