She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Rachel McCrystal is a mental health therapist and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She specializes in depression, anxiety, body image, disordered eating, trauma, attachment, and life transitions, and treats individuals, couples, and families throughout the lifespan.
Rachel received her B.A. in Psychology in 2013 from the University of California, Los Angeles, while participating in clinical research and non profit work. She then pursued a Masters in Social Work from Boston College, and graduated in 2017 with a certificate in Spanish for Social Workers. While there, she interned in various school districts, thus gaining experience working with youth of all ages.
Rachel holds a Trauma Certification from Rhode Island College and a certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who is passionate about body image, self esteem, and healing from disordered eating.
Rachel has spent the last several years working in community mental health agencies, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profit organizations, and other outpatient settings. This wide range of experience brings a well-rounded and unique approach to care.
Rachel founded Coastal Wellness Counseling, a private practice offering convenient virtual mental health therapy, to provide better access for patients seeking mental health services.
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
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
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
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 10 years
Thundermist Health Center, Outpatient Therapist, 2021 - Present
Coastal Wellness Counseling, LLC, Founder/ Owner, 2023 - Present
Tri-County Community Action Agency, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2020 - 2021
Child & Family Services, Inc, Clinical Therapist, 2017 - 2020
MA School Department, Social Work Intern, 2015 - 2017
Lifespan, Life Skills Coach, 2014 - 2015
Together We Rise, NPO, National Intern Manager, 2011 - 2014
Certified Intuitive Eating, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, 2023
Boston College, Masters in Social Work, 2017
UCLA, Bachelors, 2013
Rhode Island: ISW03107