Paige Rechtman, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Hello! And welcome to my About page. Before you delve in, know this:

I am a woman, and I deeply understand the pain that societal expectations have inflicted upon us.

I myself have benefited tremendously from therapy; It has helped me to live the life I want to live with the cards I’ve been dealt.

Helping others do the same is my life’s work, and I’m grateful every day that I get to do what I love.

Therapeutic Philosophy

  • I believe strongly in the mind/body/spirit connection, and have experienced firsthand how mindfulness can help you overcome anxiety and depression. However, if you want to make real changes in your life, it’s also helpful to have a deeper understanding of how you came to be who you are.

  • 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. I myself am a feminist, an LGBTQIA+ advocate, and an antiracist, and these values are naturally a part of my therapeutic approach.

  • I have learned that self-awareness is an important part of the change process, but not the only part – action is just as critical. Additionally, it takes a lot of courage to look at who you are, learn to 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.  

Professional Credentials

education background

  • Masters of Education, Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida, 2012
  • Specialist in Education, University of Florida, 2012

Licenses & Certifications

  • 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

  • Guest Lecturer, Columbia University, Teacher’s College: Working with Diverse Clients: Clinical Considerations, 2021
  • 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

What's On My Mind

Why Climate Change Anxiety Isn’t A Bad Thing

I wasn’t planning to write about climate change anxiety today. But after watching Don’t Look Up, I feel like I have no other choice. I thought it was an incredibly powerful film. And since watching it, I’ve found myself reflecting much more deeply about my/our/every living creature on this planet, and what it means for

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The Only Self-Care Practice You’ll Ever Need

I’m a big fan of all forms of self-care. However, over the years, there is one practice that has had the most long-lasting and powerful impact on my wellbeing. And no, I’m not talking about getting a good night’s sleep. Or a regular spa treatments. Heck, even riding my Peloton doesn’t do as much for

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Feeling Left Behind? It’s Not You; It’s The Social Clock

Last week I turned 37. And I must say, it is my favorite age yet. After thinking more deeply about why, I’ve realized it’s because my thoughts and feelings are no longer controlled by the tick-tock of the social clock. Instead, they gently sway with the beat of my own drum. Which is much more

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