I practice contemporary psychodynamic therapy, which is a depth oriented approach that sees your problems as a result of your whole story. It makes sense of the how and why you struggle. My style of therapy aims for you to know your own heart and mind in ways that might be new to you, and to help you understand how your past impacts your present. Commonly, people see me when other modalities have felt sterile, unhelpful, or they have yet to feel understood. I encourage you to read about the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy and see if this could be the right approach for you. Psychodynamic treatment can last as long as it needs to, it centers the client-therapist relationship, and it can help with almost any problem.
Transparency, critical thinking, humility, and common sense through an anti-oppressive lens are the values that drive my practice. I participate in continuing education every year in subjects like ethics, diversity/inclusion, and evidence based practices.
With over a decade of experience in mental health, I've never lost sight of how hard it is to find a good therapist match and how vulnerable it feels to reach out.
Nobody contacts a therapist when things are going well. I take your distress seriously and I strive to respond to all inquiries within two business days.
As a therapist, I understand the importance of prioritizing my own health in order to offer exceptional care to my clients. That is why I choose to maintain a small practice, ensuring that I can provide an elevated therapy experience. I’m proud to work from a place of abundance rather than burnout. What does this mean for you? In our work together you can expect:
I work exclusively with adult women and am passionate about providing modern mental health care for the unique complexities we face. I have helped women with all kinds of concerns, but often my clients come to see me wanting help with:
Zoom fatigue? Missing connection? Having difficulty finding time for yourself? My clients receiving individual therapy may have the opportunity to participate in walk and talk sessions. If you are interested in walking therapy, I will assess your appropriateness for this modality during our initial consultation or intake appointment.
We all know the health benefits of walking, but the American Psychological Association reports that research is starting to show that creativity, self-awareness, emotional awareness and other positive therapy outcomes can heighten during movement. For some, walking side by side instead of making direct eye contact may be an easier way to talk. Other benefits of walking therapy might include:
*Walking sessions take place at Seward Park and Volunteer Park*
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. As a courtesy, I can submit claims on your behalf, or you may do so with the monthly statement I provide you and I'll walk you through it. Many people have out of network benefits they can use for therapy that they are unaware of, but benefits vary by plan. To find out what your out of network benefits are, you can use a service like Nirvana, or 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.
Please book a phone consultation to get started. 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.
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.
I provide private practice mentorship to therapists looking to elevate their impact or talk through the stuck points in their practice. These one hour consultations are a power house of information, and most therapists only need 1-2 meetings to be able to hit the ground running. Schedule a consultation here and get ready to level up!
"No one has understood me the way Rachel has. I’ve tried many therapists and treatments over the years, and she was able to see me in ways no one else has. I finally have an accurate diagnosis and am hopeful for the first time." – Former therapy client, 2023
"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 weren'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