Rachel Totten, MSW, EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant in Training
“I’m not your average therapist. My clients connect with me when they are ready to go deep, get real, and resolve their stuff. They change. They find happiness, a sense of peace, and confidence within themselves. They do not stay in therapy forever.”
Now, more than ever we don’t have the time to be held to the traditional structure of therapy. The therapy community is evolving. We no longer have to heal in traditional office settings with huge disruptions to our daily lives. Our work is all conducted remotely unless otherwise arranged. We work together to push the limits and stretch your perspective.
You have the ability to heal old wounds, make new habits, and live the life you want to live. My style is to not hold you back but push you to grow. As your therapist, I balance being direct, holding accountability and intense empathy as you plant the seeds for growth.
Experiencing change can be challenging and scary. It can be downright anxiety producing. Together we work through all the negative, scary stuff so you can get to the other side. At no point in the process are you alone. But the reality is, as humans, we will stay the same unless the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing. By the time you reach out to me, I realize the scale has tipped. It is no longer sustainable for you to stay the same.
I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) attachment based ego state “parts work” as my primary method to support clients in working through the obstacles that are holding them back. I have specialized training in Recent Traumatic Events Protocol and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol. I was trained in EMDR in 2019 by Mark Nickerson and receive ongoing consultation from Mary French. Through ongoing training and consultation, I help women and families move through anxiety, depression, PTSD, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression and birth trauma. Together we rewrite the negative scripts and narratives that are not allowing you to move forward.
There is an art to providing EMDR therapy to ensure that you can continue to move throughout your daily routine with little disturbance. I reflect on my own demands of being a parent, experiencing two high risk pregnancies, managing type 1 diabetes, being a business owner, and community volunteer to pace your work in a way that is balanced and oriented towards change. In the Vermont community, I lead Vermont Counseling Network supporting therapists and connecting clients to available therapists throughout the state. Offering my support to these groups helps grow and strengthen our mental health resources and community.
There are several opportunities for you to connect with me and begin the process of transforming your life. We can work together with EMDR in extended individual, intensive or adjunct pacing. I offer EMDR therapy to individuals physically located in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Are you willing to do the work to grow and change? If you’re ready to get out of your comfort zone and take your therapy to the next level, send me a message or schedule a Discovery Call or New Client Appointment.
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