• relational trauma therapist & educator
• integrative psychologist
• yoga & meditation teacher
Rachael is a holistic counselor, relationship expert, and a published writer. She has spent the last twenty years studying spiritual psychology, healing, wholeness and wellbeing.
After pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University, Rachael went on to become a certified Buddhist Psychologist and a certified Classical Yoga Teacher. She has been providing safe spaces for individuals and groups to heal for over fifteen years utilizing a holistic and intuitive approach to wellness.
An avid practitioner of yoga and meditation and meaning-seeking lover of ritual, Rachael is a fellow traveler on a spiritual path. In her spare time she loves trying out new recipes, playing scrabble, doing the New York Times crosswords, and spending time in the woods and the water.
Rachael resides in the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC with her one husband, three sons, and two kittens.
If you are seeking truth or beauty, you don’t have to go far. You just need to get quiet and look inside. – Rachael
My Philosophy on The Healing Process
Listening to your intuitive inner-voice, setting boundaries with others, and self-advocacy are skills. Learning to deal with loss and disappointment, tending to the needs of your own soul and practicing self compassion can be learned. These skills can be vital to your sense of well-being.
Express Yo' Self
Finding ways to get out what has been trapped inside allows us to both articulate our experience and get a new perspective on it. Sometimes we need to express something to someone else and sometimes we need to get stuff out just for our own peace of mind.
Insight, then Change
I believe that in order to create sustainable change for the betterment of ourselves and others, we must first start with a conceptualization of where we are starting, and how we got there. Spiritual psychology can help to cultivate awareness and compassion.
Practice Makes Progress
Learning new methods and practicing them allows us to relate to ourselves and others in healthy new ways. Having ways to deal with challenging emotions and relationship struggles can make all the difference.
what people say about working with Rachael:
I have loved working with you. You challenged me, held me accountable, and asked great questions that allowed me to have self realizations.
You have been a real help to me and I sincerely thank you for all of your efforts in our work together.
My life continues to blossom in the wake of our work together. It is the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time. I’m forever grateful.