Therapy Services

My Approach: 

I specialize in working with issues of complex and adulthood trauma, sexual violence and domestic violence, LGBTQ+ populations, substance use and addiction, alternative sexualities such as polyamory/non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, and sex work. I approach therapy from a holistic and trauma-informed lens, utilizing emotion-focused, somatic (body-based), mindfulness-informed modalities as well as more traditional therapeutic approaches like psychodynamic, CBT (cognitive-behavioral). I also believe that forms of social oppression such as racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and so on, operate as traumas and stressors as well and thus, are of clinical concern as barriers to wellness. My practice is grounded in the principles of non-judgment, positive regard, harm reduction, and compassion. I am currently training in Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I earned my Masters in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

I am queer, femme, trauma survivor, and chronic pain experience-identified. While I always ask permission in sessions about self-disclosure, I strongly believe that my humanity is what makes therapy effective. 

How to start working with me as a therapy client:

I am currently accepting new biweeklky clients only (all weekly spots are full). Please be aware that I am not in-network with any insurance, but can provide you with bills post-session for you to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company (only applicable to those with "out-of-network" benefits for behavioral health). Currently all of my sliding scale spots are full. Please reach out to me at therapy@rachelharlich.com if you'd like to work together.

Areas of Specialization

  • Trauma: childhood, adult, systemic, intergenerational, sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence

  • Relationship and attachment issues

  • LGBTQ+ Identity

  • Substance Use and Harm Reduction

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Health at Every Size, body-based oppression

  • Somatic (body-based) healing and mindfulness

  • Sex work and kink-affirming