Lovely to Meet You
Hi, lovely to meet you! I'm Kaylee Rutchik, LCSW (pronouns she/her) and I am a psychotherapist, yoga therapist and mom. I provide teletherapy services to people in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina.
What would working together look like?
First, we'll start with where you are. This means exploring what's happening in your life right now. We'll work together within your bounds of safety and comfort, while exploring how to help you reach your dreams and goals and overcome your life's current and past difficulties (we all have them!) There is no pushing; I don't believe people change because someone else pushed or talked them into it. Change comes when you start listening to yourself more and abandoning yourself less. This often means making life decisions that are aligned with the life you want to build, one that is filled with greater health, happiness, peace and ease.
How do we do this?
Many times, it's about learning to connect to your inner-self and becoming more attuned to your intuition. You are your best healer, because the truth is, no one knows you better! But, often there are blockages to trusting yourself, such as past struggles, traumas or a number of other hardships that have accumulated in your mind, body and spirit overtime. Our minds and bodies are constantly talking to us, but sometimes we're so out of practice with listening to our inner-selves, it's too hard to hear. Or we hear, but choose not to listen for a variety of reasons.
Building awareness and acknowledging our pain and stress is often the first step to healing. There are lots of ways to explore and become more connected to your truest self. Sometimes we'll use meditative, or mind-body practices that help you reconnect and reparent yourself. Other times, you'll learn new life skills like: setting boundaries with toxic people/places/things, finding your voice, practicing acceptance, surrendering to things out of your power/control and building trust in yourself as your best guide to whole, healthy living.
Using a holistic, person-centered approach I employ mind-body techniques (such as yoga, movement and meditation) and other evidenced-based strategies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Motivational Interviewing. Each session is designed to specifically meet your needs and goals.
Together, we can help you find and reclaim your truest and healthiest self.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from George Washington University and a Master's of Social Work degree from Columbia University.
I am committed to continuously learning, receiving formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trial Based Cognitive Therapy, Anti-Racism training, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Integrative Yoga Therapy, and LovingKindness (Metta) Meditation amongst many others.
In order to continue to meet the diverse needs of my clients and to quench my love of learning, I'm continually searching for new modalities to provide the most up to date, evidence-based, supportive and compassionate care.