Testimonials by Colleagues and Mentors

“I met Rachel in 2009 when we were both psychotherapists in the post-graduate training program at The Psychotherapy Institute. I was immediately impressed by the rare combination of empathy and perceptiveness she embodies. In our training and consultation groups, I came to greatly appreciate Rachel’s skill at gently giving voice to and working to transform anxiety, anger, and shame. I am fortunate to continue to count Rachel as a close colleague, and remain impressed by her capacity for non-judgmentally listening and helping clients think through painful, confusing, difficult problems. Rather than speeding to a quick fix, Rachel is an expert in helping clients articulate and better understand multiple facets of an issue, which, in time, leads to powerful transformation in clients’ relationships to themselves, their work, and their loved ones.”

– April Leininger, LCSW

“Rachel is a smart, intuitive, and committed relational psychodynamic psychotherapist. As her former supervisor and consultant I have been impressed with her capacity to adapt to her clients’ personality styles and needs, and to work effectively with difference. She has the ability to see the world through her clients’ eyes while holding on to her own mind. She has a sophisticated grasp of theory and uses it effectively to think about her clients and their needs. Her definition of preferred clientele is apt, and reflects how well she knows herself. I recommend her as a highly ethical psychodynamic psychotherapist.”

– Joan Sarnat, PhD, ABPP


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