Rachel Hutnick, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist (LPC, RPT), utilizes a collaborative approach that is creative and compassionate. She brings a friendly and comforting presence to her work with children of all ages, adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups.
Rachel has been instrumental in co-designing CFCE’s stress-busting, fun-loving program for children and teens (CHILL), and she presents educational workshops to parents on stress management, anxiety, OCD, and motivation. Rachel is also CFCE’s Training Coordinator and directs continuing education courses for both CFCE therapists and other therapists in the community.
She is a graduate of Richard Stockton University, where she earned a BA in Psychology, and of Arcadia University, where she conducted her master level training in Counseling Psychology, with concentrations in child therapy, family therapy, and trauma. Rachel has also received advanced training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Theraplay, Play Therapy, Sand Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, gender identity issues, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). She also completed a Certificate Program in Adoption Studies at Rutgers University.
Rachel brings an imaginative and energetic flair to her work with clients, providing an environment where ‘coloring outside the lines’ is perfectly acceptable, and being brave (as in doing what you are afraid to do) is celebrated! Outside of her busy practice, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially in her unique role as a mom of multiples.
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are small matters compared to what lies within us” (Emerson).