Rachel Ford, Rachel Ford, Ed.S., LPA

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Have you been feeling stuck in your life and unable to find a way forward? Have you tried talking to friends and no one seems to understand? Do you feel that you are living on auto-pilot with no real enjoyment of your life? You are not alone. It may seem that way, but almost everyone feels overwhelmed and lost at some point in their life. Seeking the help of a therapist during these times is a sign of strength. It shows a desire and a willingness to address problems rather than continuing to avoid them.   

About Me
 
I have a passion for helping children, adults and couples find solution-focused tools that can be accessed in times like these. Using a cognitive/behavioral and psychodynamic approach, I will help you identify goals and acquire the understanding and ability you need to experience positive change in your life, family, and relationships. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages from age 6 and up. I also enjoy providing couples and marriage counseling and draw heavily from the work of Dr. John Gottman, author of New York Times bestseller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

I earned my Ed.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. Prior to that I obtained my M.S. degree in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech. I have also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Duke University.

As a Licensed Psychological Associate with over 15 years of experience, I have provided psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including the counseling centers at NC State University and Duke University.


Specialty Areas 
 
Anxiety and Worry
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
ADHD
Marriage and Couples CounselingPostpartum Depression and Anxiety Eating DisordersGrief and LossRecovery from Trauma
Career Assessment and Counseling
 

What to Expect 
 
Clients comment that I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where they can express their thoughts and feelings freely. I like to help people build on their strengths to find effective solutions.The first session is usually an hour and 15 minutes and is used to get some background on the issues you want to work on.After that we would typically meet for a 55-minute session every week or every other week as fits your schedule and needs.  
Please call me to set up a free 20 to 30-minute phone consultation or you can request an appointment through my website: www.rachelfordcounseling.com. I look forward to hearing from you and starting our work together!


Rachel Ford Reaches

Raleigh NC