Rachel Distler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with offices in Cambridge and Arlington, MA. She helps clients facing challenges related to anxiety, self-esteem, depression, life transitions, and communication. Rachel uses expressive arts therapy to help clients build confidence, ground themselves in the present moment, and help work towards finding their center.
Expressive arts therapy with Rachel involves combining traditional psychotherapy with creative processes including drawing or painting to promote healing; it serves as both the language of recovery and as a bridge for clients to transform something that feels overwhelming into something more manageable, and enact change.
Rachel’s approach is integrated with elements of mindfulness, yoga, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation. She sees clients of all ages and particularly enjoys working with gender diverse clients and young women.
She takes special care in developing an open, supportive relationship with each client, conducive to increasing self-awareness and internal strength. She works collaboratively, empowering clients to build confidence and gain concrete skills to use in their daily lives.