Rachel M. Rengifo
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Rachel M. Rengifo

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Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Milburn Accepting In-person
Updated November 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Women's issues
  • Guilt
  • Shame

Professional statement

Dr. Rachel Rengifo is a licensed clinical psychologist in Millburn, NJ. She specializes in helping women with the self-conscious emotions: anxiety, guilt, and shame. This triangle of emotions can be difficult for women to work through. Often these emotions can create painful stuck points that may result in ambivalence, avoidance, negative self talk, and increased feelings of poor self esteem and self worth.

Dr. Rengifo has a passion for helping women reach their fullest potential and find peace with complicated life experiences. She wants her clients to gain the tools they need to live their best lives. This may involve changing core beliefs so as to free themselves from both painful emotions and experiences from the past that have held them back.

She is passionate about helping mothers throughout different stages of their parenting journey. She understands the unique challenges that mothers of adolescents and young adults experience. This time of parenting is complicated as the dynamic between parent and child is shifting. Parents are learning to both let go and provide active support from a distance. Finding the balance between empowering young adult children and enabling them is extremely difficult. Dr. Rengifo understand this and wants to help mothers find this balance in a way that honors the family values and dynamics of her clients.

Dr. Rengifo is committed to providing culturally informed treatment to mothers who are at any stage of their parenting journey. She has advanced training in Postpartum and Perinatal mood disorders and served on the NJ Chapter of Postpartum International from 2018-2020.


Message to clients

Taking care of our emotional health is hard work. Therapy is a powerful experience. It involves forming a deep and meaningful connection with someone who is there to help you understand why you feel what you feel and do what you do. Creating space for yourself helps you show up for all the other parts of your life and all the people in your world. We can only give to others, what we have within. Women are particularly good at pushing themselves to do more, be more, and give more. Therapy allows you to give back to yourself in a way that recharges your soul. I believe wholeheartedly in the healing process of therapy. When I work with clients, I meet you were you are at. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and down to earth. I want you to feel safe and I appreciate that it takes a lot of courage to reach out and begin this journey. I believe that in building a truly meaningful therapeutic relationship, it becomes safe to talk about experiences and struggles that are hard to share.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Guilt - Developing an understanding of the role that guilt plays in one’s daily life and exploring its origins; learning the coping skills needed to move past this guilt and feel confident in difficult situations

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rachel Rengifo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Initial session: $325 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Thu 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Milburn practice
421 Essex Street, 2nd Floor , Milburn , New Jersey 07041
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years


Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology , 2011
Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus , M.A. Psychology , 2006


Licensure

New Jersey: 35SI00541800


Languages

English