I'm glad you've found our site! I am licensed as a Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the States of New York and New Jersey. Through PSYPACT, I am able to practice teletherapy in approximately 30 other states, with more on the way. I'm also a board certified psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and certified through EMDRIA as an EMDR practitioner. After receiving my Bachelor's degree in English from Georgetown University with a minor in Music, I earned my PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Florida. I then completed my training through a pre-doctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
My therapeutic work is integrative, meaning that each person's treatment is individually tailored from a variety of possible therapeutic approaches. Having been trained in psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral treatment, treatment with me often blends these styles of therapy according to each person's unique therapeutic needs. Additionally, I strive to maintain working knowledge of current psychological research so each individual benefits from up-to-date clinical information and research findings in the field.
Earlier portions of my career focused on psychological research in development of identity (with my work being most prominantly published in the Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trasngender Clients and peer-reviewed journals), and I've also been an expert witness in court systems to help guide mental health cosiderations. My current focus, however, is on full-time psychotherapy.
When I'm not engaging in psychotherapy, I enjoy cooking, playing classical piano, and (sometimes begrudgingly) exercising.
Hello, I’m Edward Randall Faulkner; please call me Rand. I am a licensed clinical social worker and love helping people get to know themselves differently.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Florida and my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Before that, I lived a whole other life in New York City. In NYC, I worked in book retail, book publishing, and then, while I figured out what I wanted to be when I “grew up,” I was a bartender. My years in the retail and service industries well situated me to return to school and begin this next phase of life as a therapist.
Upon completing my degrees, I began working as a therapist at the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, where I eventually became the Assistant Director of Behavioral Health. I’ve written several articles for the Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) on wellness and recovery, and Marty Moss-Coane interviewed me about sexual minority men on National Public Radio (NPR). I am certified in EMDR treatment through EMDRIA.
The Buddha said, “Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true.” This principle guides my life and the way I work. I hope together we can see what’s true for you.
When not working, I enjoy a variety of interests. Foremost is reading – history and biographies are favorites. (If you’re a reader, too, I will no doubt ask you what you like to read.) I love a good movie (likewise, I’ll ask if you have a favorite film), meditating, exercising (yes, also begrudgingly), and spending time with friends and family. I also continue to learn from my spiritual teachers, as I consider this a lifelong practice.
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