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Rachel McCrystal(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode IslandConnecticutMassachusetts
Anxiety - Depression- Eating disorders & disordered eating- Life transitions- Stress management- Trauma-

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Professional statement

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 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 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 a Chapter Member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. 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 decade working in community mental health agencies, substance abuse treatment centers, non-profit organizations, research labs, school districts, outpatient offices, and residential 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.

Message to clients

Finding the right help can be challenging, especially when you are struggling with the stress of life. My practice utilizes evidence-based techniques and a collaborative approach to ensure patients feel heard. Together we can develop a plan to meet your treatment needs through a tailored approach, and work towards hope and healing.

I am here to help make the transition as smooth as possible so you can start receiving the help you deserve!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Together We Rise, NPO, National Intern Manager
Lifespan, Life Skills Coach
MA School Department, Social Work Intern
Child & Family Services, Inc, Clinical Therapist
Tri-County Community Action Agency, Behavioral Health Clinician
Thundermist Health Center, Outpatient Therapist
Coastal Wellness Counseling, LLC, Founder/ Owner

Certified Intuitive Eating, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, 2023
Boston College, Masters in Social Work, 2017
UCLA, Bachelors, 2013


Rhode Island: ISW03107 - Massachusetts: 122529 - Connecticut: 13669




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI (in-network in RI)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$220 (55min)

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
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"We have our first meeting today."
- Zencare client April 2024

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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