Hi! I'm Paige Rechtman

Welcome to my little corner
of the internet.

I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist (LMHC) with a therapy blog and an aspiring YouTube channel about mental health.

My work focuses on helping individuals in their 20s and 30s who struggle with anxiety. I have found much of this stress stems from the idea that your life “should” look a certain way by a certain time. And if it doesn’t, feelings of shame, disappointment, and fear can become overwhelming.

Unlearning who you think you “should” be so you can become who you truly are is a challenging process. But by taking that first step on the road to self-discovery, you can start to create a life of meaning and fulfillment. 

In my free time I enjoy learning to play 90’s hits and Taylor Swift songs on my guitar, baking sourdough bread, filling my apartment with flowers and plants, and spending time with my elderly cat, Squiggles.

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A bit about my therapy practice...

I believe strongly in the mind/body-spirit connection. I’ve experienced firsthand how mindfulness along with a deeper understanding of how you came to be who you are can help you overcome anxiety and depression.

I myself am a feminist, an LGBTQIA+ advocate, and an antiracist. There is no doubt that the state of our world, our environment, and the unjust racial systems our country was built upon all play a major role in our collective mental health.  

Self-awareness is an important part of the change process, but action is just as critical. It takes a lot of hard work let go of the thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back, and then take action to change them. But I promise, what’s waiting for you on the other side is so worth it.

One of my favorite parts about being a therapist is that I am constantly learning.

I am currently in the process of completing the MAPS MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy training program. I have also trained and/or taken coursework in the areas of Positive Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Creativity and Spirituality in Healthcare, Jungian Psychology and the Hero’s Journey, Somatic Therapy, and more. I was also an instructor for mental health counseling graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University

Below are some of my professional qualifications. But on a more personal note…

I myself have benefitted tremendously from therapy; it has helped me to live the life I want with the cards I've been dealt. Working with my clients is truly an honor, and I'm grateful every day that I get to do what I love.

Education

Masters of Education, Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida, 2012

Specialist in Education, University of Florida, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Public Relations, University of Georgia.

Licenses and Certificates

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), New York State, #008089, 2017

MAPS MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Certification (in progress), 2021

Certificate of Study in Spirituality and Health, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2012

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, 2022

Student Advisor, New York University, School of Professional Studies, 2016-2019

Counseling Intern, Behavioral Associates, New York, NY, 2016 – 2017

Functional Family Therapist, The Children’s Aid Society, Brooklyn NY, 2013 – 2014

Instructor, University of Florida, College of Education, Human Growth and Development, 2011 – 2012

Life Coach, North Florida Retirement Village, Gainesville, FL, 2011 – 2012

Counseling Intern, PACE School for Girls, Gainesville, FL, 2012

Graduate Peer Educator, University of Florida, Counseling and Wellness Center, Sexual Trauma Prevention Program (STRIVE) 2010 – 2011

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