B.A., Drew University//M.S.W., Rutgers University
Ms. Rachel Hanley received her B.A. in Behavioral Science from Drew University and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Her clinical experience involves individual and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both school systems and private practice. Rachel’s specializations include anxiety, depression, family conflict, and trauma history. Rachel empowers and motivates individuals through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and a Strengths-Based Approach.
Rachel has been both a leader and an innovator by managing teams and creating settings for adolescents, such as Empowerment Clubs, to help guide them through crisis. Additionally, she has worked with youth and adolescent student athletes as a Certified Sports Counselor.
My sports experience has shown me how critical it is to play to one’s strengths. Every child and young adult have strengths, though they may not see them clearly yet. In therapy, I help uncover these hidden strengths and demonstrate how to use them to navigate life’s obstacles.