Morgan Rakay

(MA, LPC, BC-DMT)

About Me

I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Counselor. I have over 8 years of experience working with children, families, and adults in both non-profit and private practice settings. In my work, I have helped to address a wide range of concerns, including depression and anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and psychosis, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum.

I specialize in working with individuals who experience chronic pain, chronic fatigue, significant medical diagnoses, and new mothers:

-My primary focus in counseling is with individuals who are also medically involved or who have experienced medical/physical trauma. This includes, but is in no way limited to: chronic pain, fibromyalgia, traumatic brain injury, cancer, Parkinson’s, traumatic birth, and other debilitating and progressive illnesses. I support values-based medical care planning and decision making and family support. In this, I also work with grief and loss.

-After becoming a mother, it was increasingly important to me to also provide support and counseling to new mothers and caregivers, and supporting the parent-infant and parent-parent bond. The path to motherhood can be simultaneously joyous and isolating; enthralling and terrifying. So many changes in our bodies, lifestyle, routine, sleep, and hormones can be a challenge. Depression and anxiety can lead to guilt, and postpartum depression/anxiety deserves care and attention.

I hold a holistic view of each person in the therapeutic setting, and believe in supporting autonomy, wholeness, and a sense of wellness. I use a collaborative approach, and believe that each person’s definition of “wellness” is personal and unique – of which health is only one aspect. My work is trauma-informed, person-centered, and adaptive to each individual. The mind-body connection often surfaces in my work, through mindfulness approaches, awareness of the physical-emotional links, or through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches – as examples. I also utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) when helpful. I am trained and/or certified in CBT, MI, Trauma-Focused CBT, Narrative Therapies, Creative/Expressive Therapy, and working with Voices.

The process of change can be difficult, and inevitably challenges each person’s strengths. I look forward to joining with you in this process, and empowering your own journey towards a greater sense of wholeness and wellness – in however you choose to define this for yourself!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC009044 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by W.A. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Morgan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Morgan has been wonderful in helping me dealing with long-term depression plus PTSD after a crisis. Her approach has been mostly CBT, which I find helpful. Talking to her is so easy.