Rachel Alderman, LCSW
Rachel Alderman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience. After receiving a Masters in Social Work from Boston College, Rachel has learned from the many youth she has met who have struggled with acute trauma, significant mental health and behavioral needs via positions in child welfare, educational and psychiatric settings. Her eclectic practice borrows from Cognitive Behavioral and Strength Based approaches and the traditions of Mindfulness to develop a treatment approach that best fits the needs of each client.
With many demands of academic and social worlds placed on our children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. I provide a safe, nurturing environment in which children and adolescents feel comfortable in accepting help in negotiating difficulties they encounter. Teaching and guiding the practice of identification of emotions, use of self-calming techniques, dispelling negative thinking and engaging in behavior that encourages feelings of mastery and self-confidence are a priority. Whether it is a specific fear, more generalized worries, concerns with self-esteem or sadness; strategies are introduced creatively and with humor, always focusing on highlighting unique strengths of children and their families and creating structures within families that encourage the development of positive behavior and growth.
Please use my cell # to contact me most readily: 518-322-6123