Hi! I'm Rachel. Here are some things I'd like to share about me!
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor serving individuals in Massachusetts.
My practice is in Belmont, Massachusetts, which is land belonging to the Wampanoag tribe.
I believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and I believe each person holds with wisdom they seek to find peace and contentment.
I believe all bodies are good bodies.
The lenses I utilize in therapy are anti-oppression, anti-colonial, relational cultural, and a deep trust in the body wisdom each person holds.
Modalities I utilize flexibly and interchangeably include relational, person centered, attachment informed, somatic, trauma informed, IFS, CBT, DBT, and ACT.
I am an intersectional feminist
I earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, and Bachelor's Degree in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies from Oberlin College
I have completed Level 1 of the Embodied Recovery Training, a trauma-informed, relationally oriented, and somatically integrative approach to the treatment of eating disorders that draws from the latest research in traumatology, interpersonal neurobiology, and child development.
I am a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher and received my training through Wonder Yoga in Arlington, MA. As a yoga instructor, my goal is to facilitate a space where you can be curious and compassionate within your body. I aim to help you find a sense of groundedness and vitality through the act of gentle movement. I hope to assist you in making meaning of your relationship between mind, body, and heart, finding inner stillness, and developing a sense of embodiment. I am passionate about honoring the roots of this ancient Indian practice.
I am a huge animal lover and enjoy walking, yoga, the beach, the woods, The Office, ice cream, and the author Alice Hoffman, amongst other things!
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