She/Her/HersLicensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Balanced Mind Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Rachel Watson is a Psychotherapist who specializes in management of Personality Disorders, Complex Trauma and Related Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions. Rachel primarily works with adults ages 18-40. Rachel practices Eclectic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and also practices Psychotherapy informed by concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Rachel uses a variety of techniques to foster post-traumatic growth, assist clients with increasing self-esteem, and assist clients with development of effective coping skills. Rachel will help you uncover and explore root causes of behavioral patterns, and challenge limiting beliefs. Rachel approaches therapy through a trauma-informed lens, and defines her role as both a supporter and accountability partner. Rachel takes a person-centered and collaborative approach.
Rachel additionally has experience working in community mental health care settings, working directly with clients who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence and Addiction. Rachel completed her Master's Degree in Social Work at New York University. Rachel provides therapy solely online at this time, via a secure telehealth platform. Rachel provides teletherapy across New York State, and has flexible scheduling availability.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Years of Experience: 3 years
New York University, MSW, 2020
New York: 110034