Rachel A Lindheim

Rachel A Lindheim

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Waitlist In-person
Updated January 10, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Rachel Lindheim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with high-achieving professionals in a range of fields and life stages. Many clients seek to enhance emotional connection in their relationships, to move past self-criticism, and to find a greater sense of meaning in their lives. They want to tackle unhelpful habits developed during the pandemic, to decrease stress by establishing greater work-life balance, to find professional and personal satisfaction by clarifying core values. Rachel helps her clients process issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, relationship difficulties, and works collaboratively with them to set goals, develop coping skills, and become aware of underlying barriers to well-being.

Rachel’s therapeutic approach is psychodynamic and investigates key relationships, past and present, that have shaped clients’ beliefs about themselves and their interactions with others. She draws on mindfulness-based therapies to provide coping skills and works with trauma-informed modalities to help clients understand connections between bodily responses and emotional states; this fosters an ability to anticipate, and work through difficult feelings. Together, these approaches allow clients to become less reactive and to make purposeful choices.

Rachel’s open, interactive approach to therapy provides an empathetic environment where clients are at ease exploring emotions and concerns. She brings a particular attention, honed through years in academia (PhD. Art History, U. Chicago), to narrative patterns and dynamics of interpersonal exchange. This lens helps clients reflect analytically and reframe central challenges, which facilitates their ability to create lives that feel authentic. Additionally, her background in the arts helps her relate to the challenges that creative individuals encounter, and her experience in school-based health provides an understanding of issues facing teens and the importance of healthy family support systems.

Rachel welcomes adults, teens, and families in her practice. She offers remote sessions which allow her clients greater flexibility.

Message to clients

I believe that therapy can be an essential for crafting the kind of life that you want to live. Having a safe space in which to think deeply about obstacles that block meaningful relationships, about problematic beliefs that keep us tied to the past or that get in the way of work success, creates the conditions of emotional and intellectual freedom that allow for real choice and real change.

I also believe that the process of therapy should be demystified, and that there should be both tangible objectives that you work toward in sessions, as well as markers of long-term progress that can be defined and reached. Together, we will establish a roadmap, geared both for self-understanding and results, for your time in therapy.

Often, the hardest step about therapy is the decision to begin. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and explore how I can be helpful to you.


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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Rachel Lindheim 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: $250 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $275 (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
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11243
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Rachel Lindheim Therapy, Psychotherapist and Owner, 2021 - Present
Northwell Health School-Based Health Center at August Martin HS, Mental Health Coordinator, 2019 - 2021
Northwell Health School-Based Health Center at John Adams HS, Senior Therapist, 2015 - 2019
Children's Aid Society School-Based Health Center at IS90, Therapist, 2013 - 2015

National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Certification in Psychodynamic Approaches in Clinical Practice, 2022
New York University, Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2013
University of Chicago, Department of Art History, PhD, 2005


New York: 085898