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Rachael James(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety - Relationship issues-Attachment issues- Trauma-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health-Adjustment difficulties & disorders-

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Professional statement

Rachael James is a clinical psychologist with the ability to provide virtual teletherapy to clients in 40 different U.S. states. She is based in Asheville, N.C. She is licensed in both North Carolina and New York and holds an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) from the PSYPACT Commission, which is an interstate compact that facilitates the practice of telepsychology across state lines.

Dr. James graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Psychology and earned her Ph.D. from Hofstra University. She completed her APA accredited internship at the James J. Peters (Bronx) VA, where she obtained specialized training in the treatment of trauma related disorders. Throughout her training she has held positions at Bellevue Hospital Center, Northwell Health, and Williamsburg Therapy Group. Dr. James completed advanced postgraduate training at the William Alanson White Institute in their Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, and obtained specialized training in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International.

She has extensive clinical experience helping adult clients navigate a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and attachment issues, and perinatal mental health. She takes an integrative approach to treatment, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and attachment focused therapies.

Message to clients

We all need support sometimes to cope with life’s challenges. I am here to help. My top priority is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to feel connected and understood. Together, we will explore what you hope to get out of therapy, identify strengths and barriers, and actively develop solutions. I will help you to take manageable risks to live authentically, process painful thoughts and feelings that you may be struggling with, and achieve your goals for a healthy and fulfilling life.

I take an integrative approach, drawing from cognitive-behavioral and contemporary psychodynamic and attachment based approaches. Our work will help you gain deep insight into yourself and your relationships. I also provide direct feedback and offer active coping skills when needed. Treatment is always adapted to each of my client's unique needs.

Client-therapist fit is very important for effective therapy. Please feel free to reach out to me so that we can have a free 15-minute phone call to discuss your needs.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Hofstra University , PhD Clinical Psychology , 2019
Cornell University , BA Psychology , 2010


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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

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

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Rachael James is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$295 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $295
  • Couples sessions:$350 (60min)

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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I am an out of network provider and can assist you with obtaining reimbursement for our sessions if you have out-of-network benefits. At times I have limited sliding scale availability. Please contact me to discuss your situation and to determine whether you qualify.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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