I am a therapist, educator, and coach/consultant with more than 12 years in non-profit work for justice, mental health, and education. I specialize in serving sexual and gender outsiders - LGBQ+ and TGNC people, polyamorous and non-monogamous folks, BDSM/kink-involved clients, and sex workers. I also offer training and consulting on serving these groups in safe, competent, and affirming ways. I am passionate about intersectional justice across race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, body sizes, and age groups.


I have worked with young people of all ages, substance users, sexual assault survivors, patients seeking abortions, the LGBTQ+ community, low-income people facing chronic physical illness & severe and persistent mental illness, people affected by HIV/AIDS, among many others. My experience ranges from psychotherapy, case management, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, workshop facilitation, classroom education, and grassroots organizing.

Rachel Harlich, LMSW is a Brooklyn-based, NYC-area therapist serving LGBTQ+, LGBQ+, TGNC, trans, queer, polyam, polyamorous, non-monogamous, CNM, kinky, BDSM-involved, and sex worker clients.


Master of Social Work, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, American University


Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Experiencing Course
In progress: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Trauma Focused-CBT

Queer Somatic Therapist serving NYC, Brooklyn, and NY state