About Rachel

About Rachel

My Ethos

My viewpoint of therapy is that everyone can use a fresh perspective and a few new life tools at some point along the way.  I excel in listening, finding where the gaps in functioning, knowledge or skills are, and then collaborate with you to identify the most workable solution.  My goal is to help you meet your goals.  Sessions are always focused on your needs.

My Story

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a small community but with the whole area at our disposal- camping in Yosemite, running through vineyards, riding motorcycles, the music scene.   It was magical.  I went north for a bit to start college at Seattle University and then graduated from Mills College. After that, I moved to Santa Cruz so I could surf, earn a living in the rock ‘n’ roll industry and trail run through the redwoods. Two years later I decided to get a teaching certificate.  This brought me in contact with kids who needed more than just teachers helping them at school.  They needed an adult who really heard them, who got them, and who could advocate for them.  This is when I found my calling to social work and therapy.  I moved across the country and achieved my masters in social work at Boston College.  I started a family, continued to work in this field that I love, and am now raising kids while working from home.

My previous experience includes working in Boston City Housing to bring therapy to families in their homes. I was a therapist at the Mt. Ida College Counseling Center. I worked at a local high school with students adjudicated for illicit drug violations.  I most recently worked in a psychiatric hospital as a human rights officer were I advocated for patients in an inpatient setting, and as a clinician were I ran groups in addiction recovery, CBT, DBT, in Women’s, adult, and LGBTQ+ communities.

I am a member of NASW, the National Association of Social Workers, which advocates at a political and policy level for making social work services accessible to all people in the US.