Rachael  Alba
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Rachael Alba

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C Master of Counseling, MC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Washington Accepting Online
Riverside, Rhode Island Accepting In-person

I practice on both the West and East Coasts but reside in Rhode Island. Please identify which state you live in when reaching out so I can get you appropriate time zone information.

Updated February 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Infertility counseling
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Rachael Alba is a licensed therapist serving Rhode Island and Washington State. She is a reproductive and trauma therapist helping women navigating infertility, perinatal mood disorders, pregnancy or infant loss, and termination of pregnancies. She also works with individuals who are seeking healing from trauma, anxiety, and grief unrelated to reproduction. Rachael’s approach is collaborative and strengths based.

Rachael helps clients move from hopeless and discouraged to healthy and thriving. She helps her clients find confidence, clarity, and peace by equipping them with the tools they need to navigate challenges and grieve their losses. She also guides clients through decision making challenges pertaining to infertility and early parenthood. Anxiety and grief are common categories that are present in Rachael's work with a wide range of clients. Helping you to find effective support and direction is a primary priority in Rachael’s work with all of her clients.

Many solutions for trauma, anxiety, and loss are generalized, one-size-fits-all models that leave you feeling uncertain about your progress. Rachael provides integrative and holistic care that prioritizes your particular situation as the foundation for your work together. She offers a safe and inviting space for you to be well seen and heard. From that place, she works with you to craft a plan that is goal specific and actively propels you toward the life you desire.

Rachael holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Human Development. She is also PMH-C Certified in reproductive mental health. Rachael has completed a number of post-graduate trainings to enhance her work with clients experiencing trauma, grief, anxiety, attachment, and parenting.


Message to clients

Hello! I'm glad you are here. My specific training in reproductive and trauma therapy means I have the expertise you need when navigating struggles like postpartum depression, infertility, or relational trauma. Your pain matters and I take great care in gently holding your particular reality with you. While my credentials are important, I am aware that you are also looking to work with someone who really “gets” you; someone who uniquely understands your pain.

I understand, and because of that, I have devoted my career to working with women like you, who deserve individualized care and effective support along your path. When we work together, you won’t just get a therapist who is technically trained but also one who genuinely empathizes with the difficult reality you are facing, be it through infertility, anxiety, or any number of other challenges. Grief and struggle impact all people at some point, but I prioritize your unique experience, help you create an actionable plan, and hold hope for healing and joy on your behalf.

Finally, I believe that you posses strength and goodness, simply by existing. By increasing self-compassion and understanding, you are better positioned to do the powerful work of growing through your challenges. Seeking therapy is a courageous choice that will ease your burden and provide relief from pain. It is well worth the investment in yourself!

Take the first step and schedule a free consultation today!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents

Insurance

Rachael Alba is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I have a scaled pricing system in order to provide access to care for people with various levels of financial resourcing. Please visit the "Scheduling + Fees" page of my website to learn more. I am an out-of-network provider, which means I do not bill insurance directly. I do provide you with invoices that you can submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network reimbursement. It is suggested that you check with your provider prior to services to see what your specific out-of-network psychotherapy reimbursement benefits are.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-1pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 7am-2pm
  • Wed 7am-2pm
  • Thu 7am-2pm
  • Fri 7am-9am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Riverside, Rhode Island practice
502 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, Rhode Island 02915
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Not Available
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sat Not Available
  • Sun Not Available

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Rachael Alba Counseling , Owner / Therapist , 2015 - Present
Gifted Together Group Practice, Therapist and Parent Coach , 2020 - 2022

Graduate School, MA in Counseling Psychology , 2015
Undergraduate, BS in Human Development , 2009


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC01456

Washington: LH61263679


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Rachael  Alba
Rhode Island Postpartum Intensive Sessions

I offer one-time postpartum intensive therapy sessions that are in-home for mothers who are in the immediate weeks or months postpartum. This service aims to provide you nurturing care from the comfort of your home, while you recover from birth.

Rachael  Alba
Perinatal Therapy Group Rhode Island

Perinatal Therapy Group for all birthing people in Rhode Island!


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