Process & Approach

I practice modern Psychodynamic and Feminist therapy. "Psychodynamic" is a complicated way of saying I practice depth oriented therapy that strives to identify the core issues in a person's life. We will slow things down so we can begin to understand the patterns that otherwise happen quickly and outside of your awareness. Commonly, people come to see me when other treatments haven't worked for them and are looking for something more meaningful. I encourage you to read about the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy and see if this could be the right approach for you.

Psychodynamic therapy treats the person, not a diagnosis, as no two cases of depression or anxiety look the same. Our first order of business is to develop a shared understanding of what is wrong, which provides us with a focus and may take multiple sessions to achieve. Then it is my job to create a space where you can do your job - to speak as freely as possible about what is wrong. There is no pre-determined treatment length and your problems are neither too big or too small to receive this kind of help.

Successful outcomes of psychodynamic therapy include: greater sense of safety/security in relationships, more realistic sense of self and others, increased sense of personal agency, realistic and reliable self assessment, increased emotional resilience, greater capacity for reflection, and increased sense of vitality (adapted from Nancy McWilliams).

Individual Therapy

I currently offer individual psychotherapy sessions for adult womxn over the age 18. I meet with most of clients for a standing appointment every week. Many of my clients find coming to therapy is an integral part of their week that helps them process the events of their life and reset. The duration of our work together is  up to you and the topic can always be revisited. To view my fees for individual sessions, please scroll down to "fees and scheduling." To inquire about an appointment, please fill out this form and I'll be in touch soon!

Discernment Counseling

Discernment Counseling is a unique and short term service for couples that don't feel much hope to start traditional couples therapy. It is best for couples in which one of you would like to stay together and the other would like to separate, and lack clarity about how to move forward.

Maybe you'd like to take one last look at the relationship before making a decision. The goal in Discernment Counseling is NOT to solve the relationship problems, but to clarify if they could potentially be solved and figure out how you might go about it.

In just 1-5 sessions, you will be able to decide a direction for the relationship, whether that leads to a decision to divorce/break up or make a final all out effort to restore the relationship with an agreed upon agenda. Ending a relationship is a big decision. This is an opportunity to assess salvageability, give the relationship the thoughtfulness it deserves, and make a conscientious decision about how to move forward. The first session is 2 hours, and subsequent meetings are 90 mins.

Discernment Counseling is NOT suited for these situations:

  • When one partner has already made the final decision to divorce/leave the relationship.
  • When one partner is coercing the other to participate.
  • When there is danger of domestic violence.

Private Practice Mentorship

Even therapists need guidance! I am determined to reject the status quo and transform the field one therapist at a time. If you're at a stuck point in your practice, or just getting started, let me help you move past self doubt into the nourishing practice of your dreams. Alternatively, if you are considering a career in psychology and just want to talk to someone about the ins and outs of getting started, I would love to meet you. I charge my standard hourly fee of $275 for these consultations.


Fees & Scheduling

FEES & INSURANCE
  • $275 per individual session (50 mins telehealth)
  • $550 per discernment session (2 hours telehealth)

I am a private pay practitioner. As an out of network provider, the money spent on my services will go towards your deductible (if applicable) before your plan starts reimbursing you. Clients are expected to pay for each appointment at the time of service and will receive a detailed receipt (superbill) each month to submit to insurance for reimbursement (superbills apply to individual sessions only). Many people have out of network benefits they can use for therapy that they are unaware of, but benefits vary by plan. You can submit your own claims directly to your insurance through your member portal, or through a third party app like Reimbursify. To find out what your out of network benefits are, contact your insurance company and simply ask "what is my out of network reimbursement for outpatient therapy?" I typically see people reimbursed between 40-80%. For payment I take all major credit cards as well as HSA/FSA cards. Click here to read more about why I'm not an "in network" provider.


SCHEDULING

Please fill out this inquiry form to get started and I will get back to you quickly. I typically respond within 24 business hours. Upon scheduling, you will be given access to a client portal where you can view and electronically sign all of the necessary documents to begin our work together.

CANCELLATION POLICY

My clinical hours are limited each week. The time you book is yours and exclusively held for you. If you are late for a session you may lose some of that time. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so no less than 48 hours in advance. You will be responsible for the full session fee if you fail to do so.

Testimonials

"I am extremely grateful for Rachel's wisdom, skill and compassion.  I can clearly point to her treatment as staving off significant suffering in my life. She has given me an altered inner voice that has more grace and tolerance for my own reactions to things but also more skills for interacting with curiosity and compassion instead of anxiety. I will be quick to recommend her when given the chance." -Former therapy client, 2022

"Talking to Rachel makes me feels so much better. I can now make sense of my pain, and know that I really needed help despite feeling like my problems aren't big enough to warrant professional help. Rachel really understood me. I'm so glad I found her." -Former therapy client, 2022

"I've seen a handful of therapists and Rachel was the best fit for me. She made me feel comfortable enough to open up about the things I feel most shame about. I never felt judged. She is gentle but straightforward. It's still a process, but I am doing so much better." -Former therapy client, 2021

"I feel much more confident and capable in my work now than before starting therapy with you." -Former therapy client, 2021

Private Practice Mentorship Testimonials

"With Rachel's help and guidance, I worked 133 LESS hours in 2022 than I did in 2021, and made just as much money. I have more time for myself and family without sacrificing my income." -Suie C., mentorship client and private practice owner, 2022

"Rachel was the right consultant at the right time. I was nervous to step away from a safe client load within my group practice. Her steadfast assurance and her calm and confident demeanor helped me take the first scary steps. My business today produces triple what I did in the group! Thanks for your guidance, Rachel!" -Terry B., mentorship client and private practice owner, 2021

"In a time where we already feel overwhelmed and nervous stepping out on our own as a female therapists/entrepreneurs, hearing Rachel’s story and how she has set herself up to break glass ceilings was affirming and all I needed. Each conversation I walked away more informed and excited about making a name for myself and making positive change for women." -Megan L., mentorship client and private practice owner, 2021

"Doing my own billing was one of my biggest fears about private practice. Rachel walked me through the steps, answered all of my questions, and helped me gain confidence." -Suie C., mentorship client and private practice owner, 2020

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