Rachel Brittingham (she/her)


I help kids, teens and adults process trauma and other challenging life experiences so they can learn to find and allow healthy connections.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

You’ve spent a lot of your life just “getting through it”. But now that you’re through it (at least mostly), your past seems to be catching up to you. Your relationships with significant others, friends, family, children and even yourself seem to be challenging. You’re realizing now that maybe “just getting through it” wasn’t enough. Slowing down is really difficult, but it's time. This can feel scary to take on alone and I can support you on your journey for healing.

My Background and Approach

I work from a relational, psychodynamic, family-systems, and trauma-informed perspective. I integrate Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics into my assessment to help find ways to better support clients where they are at rather than where they are expected to be. I incorporate play and art into sessions with children as needed. I have experience working in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse IOP programs as well as an Intensive Residential Treatment Program for child and teens who struggle with keeping themselves safe enough to live in their homes. I have been trained extensively in how important it is to understand family histories. Even events that seem subtle on the surface can alter interactions and perceptions over the years, causing patterns in ourselves and our own families that we may not be aware of. I have enjoyed working with children, teens and their parents, biological or adoptive, in navigating their "stuck" ways of interacting.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In my work, I have learned about the value of acknowledging our painful early experiences in a safe space. In doing so, we can help unburden the parts of ourselves that are trying to protect us with extreme or seemingly "nonsensical" behaviors. I truly believe that, even if you don't feel it right now, you make more sense and are more adaptive than you realize.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English


2157709907 Email Rachel
1500 Chestnut Street
Suite 1428
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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