Rachel Haynes


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Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have extensive experience working with clients struggling with addiction issues, co-dependency, depression, LGBTQ issues, and family of origin struggles as well as grief and bereavement. A lot of my clients are surprised when they feel at ease during our sessions and speak freely and openly as I am a non-judgmental person that has a lot of compassion and empathy.

My Background and Approach

I graduated with my master's degree in counseling psychology from Holy Names University in Oakland, California. I studied psychology as an undergrad at Cal State East Bay. I started my career in the East Bay Area as a youth counselor, working in an acute psychiatric unit with teens struggling with a variety of serious mental health issues. I use an eclectic approach, meaning I take what I need from several different theoretical approaches, and treatment modalities. It is wonderful to see the transformations in clients once they discover the true magic of the therapeutic alliance after they are able to learn to trust and begin to heal in the safe space offered to them. I truly have a passion for the study of the human psyche and am more excited and motivated with each passing year I am involved in this amazing profession. It is truly an honor and a privilege for me to be able to be a part of the healing process that takes place during treatment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I feel like my life experience and own struggles have let me be open-minded and understanding to others' situations and crises. I strive to express openly and authentically with my clients so they feel they can trust me and trust the process because indeed it is a process that takes time. I strongly believe in the truly healing power of human connection and therapeutic alliances that occur during treatment, and there is data to back this up. Sometimes I can see the relief on my clients' faces when they are able to open up and speak about their experiences that they have held on to for so long unable to relieve themselves of the burden until they come in and feel safe enough to discus with me their personal struggles, traumas and crises. Shared sorrow is half the sorrow so they say and I have seen this to be true over the years that I have been practicing as a mental health professional!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 175/session


5103423807 Email Rachel
350 Main Stree S
Suite H
Pleasanton, CA 94566

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