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Rachel Langford, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Sometimes in life we experience difficult or painful things and struggle to get back on track. This can happen for a variety of reasons, and my approach in psychotherapy is to help you figure out what is in the way of you moving forward. Perhaps you feel stuck and powerless, maybe even alone in your struggle. This might be recent and a shift from how you normally experience yourself, or it could be a very familiar feeling that you’ve had for a long time. Either way, my purpose in therapy is to help you understand what contributed to the way you are feeling or experiencing life now, why you are struggling to make change happen, and to help you recover (maybe even discover) your sense of empowerment and agency. My approach is largely informed by psychodynamic and attachment theories, and I also incorporate Internal Family Systems (for more information, check out selfleadership.org) and mindfulness.

I graduated with a PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) degree in 2014 from Fuller Theological Seminary, and completed my internship and postdoctoral training at The Danielsen Institute at Boston University. My training in these settings makes me highly skilled to work with spiritual and existential concerns, in whatever form you might bring with you. I work to create a space where we can connect to what you experience as sacred, because those are the spaces I have found to be most transformative. If you don’t know what is sacred to you, part of our work can be helping you find that. I also earned an MA in Christian Leadership during my graduate career, and have both research and real world experience that uniquely suits me to help those dealing with the demands and stress of clergy or ministry life.

I have worked with a variety of people, including men, women, adolescents, and young adults, all with various ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious or spiritual affiliations. I also have experience with people established in their careers, people searching for a career path, and those struggling to find and/or keep employment. I would very much enjoy meeting you where you are in life, and helping you move toward where you want to be. If you are struggling to know where or what that is for you, I am also experienced in using various psychological assessments that can help guide you or suggest areas to explore.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Group Therapy
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Existential/Spiritual Issues
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Clergy/Ministry Stress
  • Resiliency

Contact
(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182


Admissions
admissions@fuller.edu