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I am a somatic trauma therapist, speaker, coach, and consultant with more than 13 years of experience working in mental health, as well as social justice and educational work. I serve those with expansive sexual and gender identities and expressions - LGBTQ+ people, polyamorous and non-monogamous folks, BDSM/kink-involved clients, sex workers, and clients looking to address issues of trauma (particularly complex/childhood trauma), relationships and attachment, chronic pain and illness, anxiety, depression, and more. I also offer training and consulting on serving these groups safely, competently, and affirmatively. I am neurodiversity-friendly and believe in a world where we can unmask freely. I am passionate about intersectional justice across race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, body size, and age groups, and often discuss with clients the ways we can internalize oppression and the impact this can have on our mental health.

I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-based therapy modality for trauma and attachment healing, and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) with Janina Fisher - a parts-work approach tailored to complex trauma and dissociation. I incorporate these modalities as well as Internal Family Systems in my work with clients.

While my clients now are adults in private practice, 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.

I currently see psychotherapy clients in NY state, unceded Lenapehoking land, and coaching, speaking, and consulting clients everywhere.

A picture of Rachel Harlich, a queer nonbinary neurodivergent and disabled somatic trauma and relationship therapist located in New York City.


Master of Social Work, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, minor in Education, American University


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1,
Janina Fisher's Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), Level One, Motivational Interviewing 

In progress:
IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Somatic Queer Therapist, Educator, Consultant

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