Rachel Wilson, Therapist in Oakland, California — Zencare
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Rachel Wilson

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Certification - International Association of Yoga Therapists, C-IAYT Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Pill Hill Accepting In-person
Updated May 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Mind-body connection
  • Self-care
  • Trust issues

Professional statement

Rachel Wilson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Oakland, CA. Rachel specializes in helping clients who recognize that they need to focus on improving their mental health, however their emotions seem to get in the way of any real progress. Many of her clients have tried therapy in the past, however did not see the benefits they desired. They continue to experience the effects of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Rachel also worked with clients who have relationship issues and often become overwhelmed by their stress levels.

Rachel takes a mind-body, holistic approach to helping her clients. As a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Rachel helps clients engage with how they feel physically and use this awareness to heal and grow. Clients learn how movement can help tap into buried or hidden emotions and also build confidence, peace, and wellbeing. Rachel’s therapy modalities are trauma-informed so that all clients have the support they need to feel safe in session, even if that means spending several sessions building trust with one another.

Rachel earned her Master’s degree from the University of California Berkeley. She is passionate about providing mental healthcare to clients of all backgrounds and identities and about advocating for social equality. Her goal is to help clients find a healthy balance in their lives so they can focus on the healing they need to feel comfortable and fulfilled.


Message to clients

I feel so honored to support my clients to reconnect to their inner wisdom and witness their healing process. Our work together would provide a space to unpack the stories of who you are and write your own story while editing out people and society's messages and expectations of who you are supposed to be. If we work together, I will ask you to bring your full self to the process of therapy. We can't just heal with our minds, we need to bring our bodies, emotions, and souls into the process of healing. My hope for you is that you connect to the most authentic version of yourself and be able to share your inner light with the world. I would love to connect with you to see if you would be a good fit to work together.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care

Trust issues - Developing an understanding of one’s trust issues, including their origins and how they impact relationships; learning effective communication and conflict management skills; growing one’s relationship through bonding activities and open dialogue




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rachel Wilson 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)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2-6pm
  • Wed 2-6pm
  • Thu 2-6pm
  • Fri 2-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pill Hill practice
431 30th Street , Suite 110, Oakland, California 94609
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2-6pm
  • Wed 2-6pm
  • Thu 2-6pm
  • Fri 2-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


Niroga Institute, Yoga Therapy, 2018
University of California, Berkeley, Masters in Social Work, 2014
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S-Psychology, 2008


Licensure

California: 82043


Languages

English