YOU DESERVE TO
HEAL, GROW, & THRIVE
You don't have to stay stuck or go through this alone.
LET ME HOLD SPACE FOR YOU TO:
RELEASE THE BURDENS YOU HAVE BEEN CARRYING.
CONNECT WITH YOUR INNATE WISDOM
& CAPACITY FOR GROWTH
If you are going through challenging life events, relationship issues, a transition, depression, or anxiety, I can help. Traumatic experiences are stored in your body, and they stay with you until you process and release them so you can heal. I use many body-based therapies including clinical art therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, and traditional talk therapy to allow you to express your feelings so you can let go of what you have been carrying and feel lighter and more energetic.
Find your voice. Know your worth. Advocate for yourself. Gain new coping skills (so you can stop numbing by scrolling and watching Netflix). Express your feelings and needs in ways that create closeness rather than distance. Deepen your connections with others by learning new ways to communicate and developing more healthy boundaries.
Live more authentically and with more freedom, joy, satisfaction, and peace.
Rachel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Art Therapist based in Ventura County, California. She has always been captivated by people's stories. Her passion is helping people heal and find joy and peace.
For her undergraduate studies, she studied Fine Art at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Then, she earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with specialized training in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
During her studies, she worked with clients with chronic mental illness in the intensive outpatient setting. Her graduate research explored the use of the Family Art Assessment to identify the relational patterns in the family contributing to children's acting out behaviors so they could be addressed systemically.
When not providing therapy, she loves spending time with her family, gardening, learning about and pursuing sustainable living, enjoying concerts and movies, going to the beach, being in nature, doing yoga, and painting.
PTSD & TRAUMA RECOVERY
RELIEF FROM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
INNER CHILD HEALING
SUPPORT DURING TRANSITIONS
SELF-COMPASSION & SELF-ACCEPTANCE
CLINICAL ART THERAPY
CULTURALLY SENSITIVE THERAPY
LGBT+ AFFIRMATIVE TREATMENT
RACIAL JUSTICE-ALLIED TREATMENT
GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT
Some ways you can benefit from therapy:
- heal from difficult experiences
-learn how to set boundaries in order to invest your time and energy in the things and relationships that bring you joy, and to be courageous enough to say "no" to things that are draining to you
-learn how to connect with your feelings and your body's innate ability to heal
-learn how to express your feelings and needs in ways that are kind and direct so you can connect deeper with others and get what you need
-learn what it looks like to lean into your intuition and trust that you know what is best for you, so you can stop second guessing yourself
- learn how to reparent yourself and meet your own emotional needs for love, acceptance, safety and comfort so that you can stop seeking validation from others
-learn how to use mindfulness practices including self-compassion, breath work, and meditation to self-soothe
Want to see if we are a good fit?
Contact me to set up a free phone consultation.