Rachel J. Hawryluk
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the State of New Jersey. She received a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University, specializing in the mental health and medical health fields with a focus on working with Individuals, couples and families.
Rachel works with individuals of all ages including toddlers and their families struggling with behavior management; to adolescents struggling with self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, family and interpersonal relationship issues; to adults coping with life transitions, work and family stressors,
and relationship issues. Her experience also includes working with couples struggling to have positive and supportive relationships to families struggling to navigate through life while finding a balance that is supportive to all family members.
It is Rachel’s belief that all members play a significant role in the family; and therefore, will benefit from working together to strengthen and support the family system. Rachel utilizes aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive and strengths-based therapy with adolescents and adults. Rachel also implements family-systems therapy with couples and families. In couple’s work at the Hellenic Therapy Center, Rachel works with a couple both together and individually in order to maximize the growth and progress in the relationship. She utilizes play therapy techniques in working with children as young as five to work on social skills, anger management, anxiety, ADHD, and behavior management. When working with children and adolescents, Rachel feels it is important to meet with and include the parent(s)/guardian(s) in treatment in order to have the most consistent success.
Rachel has a true passion for this work and strives to create an open, nonjudgmental and safe environment where all clients feel respected, listened to and understood. She adapts her techniques to each individual and recognizes that everyone needs a degree of support and guidance throughout their lives. She loves witnessing individuals, couples and families recognize and embrace their maximum potential and move toward a more positive and fulfilling future.
Rachael is available morning, late afternoon and evening appointments.