Rachel VecchioLicensed Professional Counselor Associate, M.A., LPC-A
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Gender identity issues, sometimes called gender dysphoria or gender conflict, occur when an individual feels an inconsistency between their physical gender and the gender they truly feel or identify with. This most commonly exhibits itself as a physical discomfort with the gender one was assigned at birth, including the feeling of being in the wrong body. Children with gender dysphoria may express disgust of their own genitals or a certainty that they will grow up to be the opposite sex. Some individuals with gender identity issues treat this feeling by physically modifying their bodies to better match their gender identity. Gender dysphoria comes with it an increased risk for depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and bullying. If you are experiencing gender identity issues, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified professionals today.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
Our clinicians cover a wide range of specialties like LGBTQ+, couples, children, adolescents, aging issues, veterans, trauma, anger management, life adjustments, and more. We have counselors and social workers who work with diverse populations and will work with our clients to find the best fit for them.
The journey to find the right therapist can be daunting, and you have taken that brave first step! My areas of interest and specialization include trauma, EMDR therapy, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, gender exploration and affirmation, LGBTQIA+ related concerns, panic attacks, adjustment disorders, and grief and loss. I have extensive experience working with both adult and teenage clients (ages 12+) and am passionate about helping young people navigate the challenges of adolescence.
My areas of interest include trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, LGBTQIA+ related issues, gender, sexuality, and grief and loss. From my time at Capital Area Counseling, I have had considerable experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. I believe it is important to provide a supportive space and guidance to help a client go from surviving life to living life.
Are you feeling the impulse to explore who you really are? Do you yearn for freedom from unhealthy relationship dynamics and behavior patterns holding you back from the life you know you’re meant to have? Do you seek real, lasting change, progress, and happiness? Do you feel like you’ve tried it all, but nothing sticks? Do you believe you need help identifying your limiting beliefs, overcoming your hardships, and getting the life you’ve always wanted? Let's start together!
I believe in my clients to have the ability to make changes and live the life they want. I do not have set expectations but work with each person individually. I think of our relationship as a partnership and I am here to help you identify goals and the areas of your life you want to work on. The concerns I have helped clients with include depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting, marriage, relationship issues, school issues, PTSD, divorce, LBGTQ and co-parenting.