Rachel Fernbach is a trauma-informed therapist based in Brooklyn. Many of Rachel’s clients come in to address chronic pain, anxiety, and overwhelming stress. She work with adults, and tends to be a great fit for artists, dancers and yogis, and people who are interested in spiritual/contemplative practices. She also offers specialized care for people living with Endometriosis.
Rachel views the the therapeutic relationship as a container in which you'll receive unconditional support in understanding and expressing your feelings, and she teaches mindfulness exercises to help you build self awareness while learning to regulate your nervous system. Finally, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support you in recognizing and repatterning the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors that no longer serve you.
Rachel's goal is to help you feel more confident in facing your challenges, whether they're coming up personally, professionally, in school, or in relationships. She believes in providing tangible tools for using outside of session, to help you feel calm, make good choices, and move forward with a greater sense of control and ownership.
Her style is creative and collaborative, with a touch of gentle humor to lighten the mood when difficult material comes to the surface. At the beginning of therapy, she asks a lot of questions to best understand who you are within the context of your life, and clearly explains what you're going to do together to try and help you feel better. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Rachel offers the option to explore movement, art, and meditation as therapeutic activities.