I am a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years of both teaching and counseling experience. I have taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology and counseling. My counseling background includes inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient settings. I currently run a private practice where I work primarily with adults. My specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, loss & grieving, trauma/PTSD, sexual assault & domestic violence, self-esteem, and mindfulness training.
I firmly believe that counseling can be helpful whenever you are grappling with a life, work, or specific mental health concern, and these issues are causing pain or upset that is interfering with your day-to-day functioning and quality of life.
My approach to counseling is client-centered, which means that the focus is on what you want and need from the process. This involves listening to your concerns and working together to develop a better overall understanding of them, as well as exploring effective strategies to manage them.
The goal is to pinpoint obstacles that are in the way of living fully and effectively, and discover solutions tailored for your unique problems, concerns, and approach to life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #4074-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Rita did a really good job. On time and patient with technical my technical issues. It was very helpful
I have so far only had 3 sessions with Rita, and intend to continue, but I can already highly recommend her. She has a wonderful way that is both professional and personable, is extremely easy to talk to, a great listener and has clear, easy to understand explanations for everything. She is already giving me tools that I can put into practise. This is the first time I've felt understood, respected and not at all judged by a counselor.