Rachel Fernbach (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

I offer holistic, trauma-informed Psychotherapy to clients in NY and MA, via teletherapy. Visit embodiedpsychotherapynyc.com for Q+A!

Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are motivated and curious, and recognize that outside support can make a big difference when life is just too much to handle alone. I tend to be a good fit for people who are coping with the debilitating effects of chronic stress, trauma, or pain/illness. Sometimes these issues can lead to ongoing depression, anxiety, social isolation, and employment problems; my goal is to help you learn to care for yourself so that you can move past these challenges and live in wellness.

My Background and Approach

I have an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance Movement Therapy, with advanced training in Yoga, Authentic Movement, and Massage Therapy. I integrate these skills to offer a truly unique approach to Embodied Psychotherapy. When we are in session, I draw attention to bodily sensations, and my goal is to help you develop body awareness as a way to see yourself clearly and understand the physical signals that are connected to your thoughts and feelings. When useful and appropriate, I incorporate yoga poses, mindfulness and breathing exercises, and somatic education into the process. There's no question about it: Life experiences impact our bodies. Unconscious protective responses to trauma or stress can create negative feedback loops in the body, contributing to full system dysregulation, and emotional overload. I'll help you understand why you're in pain, and I'll help you find ways to care for yourself, feel better, and move forward.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that therapy is an opportunity to wholeheartedly examine ourselves and make intentional choices about what we discover, in order to improve our experiences, relationships, and attitudes. I resonate with the teachings of the Buddha, and I continually reflect on the four reminders: The precious opportunity of human life, the truth of impermanence and eventual death, the reality that actions have consequences, and the inevitability of suffering. These reminders help me to take a long view of myself and others, and influence the way I approach my work. I want to help you move beyond the stress, immediacy, and shortcomings of our day-to-day world, and to instead learn to listen deeply to the quiet voice that speaks from within. By increasing self awareness and understanding, compassion and empathy naturally emerge, allowing us to more peacefully accept and appreciate ourselves and others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session

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