Rachel Wilensky, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and her undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University’s Stern College, where she received the prestigious senior award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology.
Dr. Wilensky has extensive experience working with pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults and has worked in hospitals, outpatient facilities, schools and residential treatment centers. She has received specialized training in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) under Dr. Adam Payne at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. During this time, Dr. Wilensky was trained in the full DBT model, including working as an individual DBT therapist, serving as co-leader of the DBT skills group and participating in weekly team consultation and didactics. She completed her APA-approved psychology internship at the Andrus Children’s Center in New York a residential treatment center in which she worked with adolescents presenting with complex trauma and psychiatric histories. She also worked with adults in Andrus’s outpatient clinic. Other training and work experiences include Lenox Hill Hospital’s school-based mental health program in New York and The Guidance Program, an outpatient clinic that is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Dr. Wilensky respects each client for his or her unique background and circumstance and seeks to work collaboratively with her clients to achieve profound and lasting change. She approaches her clients with warmth, dignity, empathy and optimism. Dr. Wilensky integrates CBT, DBT, and mindfulness approaches and draws on positive psychology, which focuses on nurturing clients’ strengths and sources of resilience. Dr. Wilensky specializes in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life stressors, adjustment difficulties, and difficulty with organization and reaching personal goals.
In addition to her work as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Wilensky is heavily involved in various community volunteer initiatives and engages in motivational speaking for community organizations. Dr. Wilensky is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.