Rachel Shuba is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in Community and Agency Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings since 2006.
Rachel’s approach to therapy is both holistic and client centered. She is dedicated to continued education and research in cutting edge treatments such as EMDR which enables her to provide best practices for her clients. The treatment methods that she uses assist in resolving relational issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma related issues (PTSD) in the clients she works with at NeuroPsychiatry Center.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Rachel was formally trained by the EMDR Institute and has been utilizing EMDR in therapy since 2018.
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables individuals to heal from the symptoms of emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The goal of EMDR, as a trauma therapy, is to form new connections between the unprocessed memory (trauma) and the more adaptive information that are contained in other memory networks. EMDR focuses directly on all the perceptual components of disturbing memories such as imagery, cognition, affect and body sensations and maintains these in a dynamic state while the patient simultaneously engages in bilateral stimulation (eye movements). Research has shown the eye movements decrease the vividness and intensity of these disturbing memories.