Rachel  Schwartz

Rachel Schwartz

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Williamsburg Accepting In-person

The initial session will be provided through telehealth.

Updated November 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction (for self or others)
  • Codependency
  • Life Transitions
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Rachel Schwartz is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Music Therapist, and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in Brooklyn, NY who has over a decade of experience in this field. Her specialties are in treating addiction, psychiatric issues, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and issues of codependency.

Rachel has post-graduate advanced training in the Diane Austin Vocal Psychotherapy method Vocal Psychotherapy and Depth Psychology that uses the techniques of Vocal Holding™, Free Associative Singing™ and Psychodramatic Singing. She offers verbal psychotherapy and utilizes music therapy and the creative arts as a tool to assist you in your process. She has found that music helps clients access their subconscious thoughts and feelings more easily.

Rachel works both psychodynamically and psychoanalytically by helping clients gain a better understanding of who they are and how their symptoms have manifested. She and her clients also explore what triggers their anxiety, depression, and/or psychiatric issues, so that they are able to develop tools to help prepare for these triggering situations. Having run meditation groups in the past, she likes to incorporate mindfulness practices when appropriate to help clients learn how pain manifests in the body.

When working with clients an addiction, Rachel utilizes Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness and meditation practices, and music improvisation to help them find more adaptive ways to find relief. She also implements lyric analysis as well to help clients gain insight into themselves and what is at the root of the substance use issues.

Rachel’s unique treatment approach helps clients learn how to articulate their thoughts and access their most inner thoughts, even the subconscious ones. In addition to private practice, she has extensive experience working at inpatient programs. Her office in Williamsburg is located a few blocks from the Marcy Avenue subway station. She looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Most of my professional work has been helping clients in acute mental health crises. I also offer clinical supervision. Call for a free consultation.


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

Addiction (for self or others) - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

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

Psychotherapy - Utilizing collaborative conversation to deepen awareness and understanding of one's thinking and behavior

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Rachel Schwartz 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Williamsburg practice
141 South 5th Street, Office West #4, Brooklyn, New York 11211
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Self-Employed, Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Mount Sinai Hospital, LCAT: Inpatient Psychiatry Therapist, 2010 - 2021
Mount Sinai Hospital, Manager of Inpatient Psychiatry Therapists, 2013 - 2015
Interfaith Hospital, LCAT: Inpatient Psychiatry Therapist, 2009 - 2010

NYU, MA, 2010
Tulane University, BA, 2007


New York: 001461