Paige Rechtman, LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Below are some of my beliefs and professional qualifications as a therapist. But there is something else I’d like for you to know about me first:

I am a human being, and 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 but use more than mindfulness and meditation to help you overcome anxiety and depression. If you really want to make changes in your life, I think it’s helpful to have a deeper understanding of how you came to be who you are while also incorporating tangible tools to help you feel better on a daily basis.

  • I believe 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 also believe that change is hard, but not impossible. And, I believe that self-awareness is an important part of the change process, but not the only part – action is just as critical. It takes a lot of courage to open yourself up, 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 have 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, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, 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

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