Dr. Rachel Kutner is a Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow at My OCD Care. Dr. Kutner has extensive training in evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is experienced in treating a variety of internalizing and externalizing disorders, including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), impulse control disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders in both children and adults.
Prior to joining My OCD Care, Dr. Kutner completed her pre-doctoral internship at Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center. There, she provided therapeutic services to individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma. Dr. Kutner is also a New York State Certified school psychologist. She is skilled in providing parent management training and conducting psychological and psychoeducational evaluations.
Dr. Kutner completed her doctoral degree at Hofstra University. Her research interests include child development and relationship satisfaction, and she presented research on the topic of “Increasing Task Persistence in Learners with Down Syndrome” at Queens College. Dr. Kutner has received additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE). Dr. Kutner is certified in divorce mediation and she is a facilitator for SMART Recovery, an addiction-recovery program.
Dr. Kutner devotes herself to providing evidence-based, high-quality care. Her approach to therapy is active and collaborative, and she places great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Kutner views therapy as the process of two experts working together to create a positive change. Her unconditional acceptance, warmth, and sincerity create an environment that feels safe, supportive, and inviting.
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