Therapy Services

My Approach: 

I approach therapy from a holistic and trauma-informed lens, utilizing emotion-focused, body-based, mindfulness-informed modalities as well as more traditional therapeutic approaches like psychodynamic and CBT (cognitive-behavioral.) 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 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 earned my Masters in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

How to start working with me as a therapy client:

I am currently accepting self-pay (i.e. no insurance) therapy clients. Please write to me at 

therapy@rachelharlich.com to inquire about working together.

Areas of Specialization

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

  • 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

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