Rikki Spencer, PsyD Adults, Couples
Everyone can have a good life. Sometimes we get in our own way. Sometimes our biology betrays us. Sometimes the actions of others or of the larger system block or derail us. Often we do not understand what is wrong or why, but we know we are capable of more – more joy, more achievement, more intimacy, more satisfaction. I can and want to help you reach your goals. I am a seasoned clinical psychologist with broad experience working with teens thru adults. In addition to private practice, I have worked at top-tier universities, non-profits, addiction centers, and jails. I will treat you with respect and acceptance. I integrate various therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based. We will work together in a way that suits your needs and helps improve your life. I earned my bachelor’s degree in molecular biology at Princeton University and my doctorate in psychology at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. If you have any questions about me or what to expect from therapy, feel free to reach out. I am happy to have a brief conversation to learn more about you.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Success in therapy can be measured by decreased symptoms, increased resilience, increased capacity for joy and play, or an increased sense of meaning and purpose. Getting to this place is not always comfortable; My clients can expect a competent and effective therapist who will help them achieve their goals efficiently.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I use an integrated and individualized approach to psychotherapy. I am trained in multiple empirically-supported modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive processing therapy. I also incorporate body-based, creative, and spiritual lenses as they are appropriate to the individual.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths. Clients already know your specialties, so expand on those and clarify your niche here, if you have one.
Clients and colleagues tell me my non-judgmental attitude, genuine concern, extensive education, and therapeutic experience, combine to make me a very effective and compassionate provider of mental health services. I look forward to talking with you.
PsyD in Clinical Psychology - Rutgers University
BA in Molecular Biology - Princeton University
United Behavioral Health