Dr. Zach Rawlings, LMHC, PsyD

(he/him)

About Me

I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who primarily works with survivors of trauma and abuse in my private practice. Many who see me for therapy are experiencing trauma symptoms such as anxiety, excessive fear, or are simply struggling to connect meaningfully with those in their lives. My clinical work is informed by my primary theoretical orientations, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral. Our work together would be a blend of deeply exploring your current situation, past and present significant relationships, and practical skills to use to help experience your emotions and relationships in a more fulfilling way. For those seeking treatment for past trauma, I use a treatment called EMDR to help clients heal from traumatic experiences. I have worked for several nonprofits and in a variety of hospital settings. My work and writing have been featured in The Huffington Post and Vice.

Education & Experience

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University. I have been practicing EMDR since 2014 and have employed EMDR in a variety of settings, including VAs, psychiatric hospitals, and my private practice. I have a special interest and extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced trauma, including work with LGBTQ+ veterans and several research studies with Yale University aimed to help queer individuals suffering from PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English