Rachael Hyatt

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker living and practicing in New York City for over 4 years. I have helped clients with a broad range of concerns including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression, grief, loss and living with chronic illness. I completed a masters degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After my studies, I started my career working as a hospital social worker in various areas of care including the emergency department, intensive care unit, oncology and transplant services. I have had the opportunity to live and work in various regions of the United States, including the Mountain West, West Coast and East Coast. This experience has given me the ability to understand a vast array of demographics. I come from a multicultural family and understand the dynamics of growing up in ethic diversity. I enjoy the combination of urban city living and outdoor recreation and love to surf.

My approach to therapy is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and focuses on using techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. As your therapist, it is my goal to form a trusting relationship and provide you with a safe environment to explore emotions, identify things that you'd like to improve in your life and work together to achieve your goals.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #085966 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Sep 17, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Rachael helped me work through problems and anxieties that were holding me back in a logical and step by step basis. I feel a weight lifted from my shoulders since starting with her.

Written by J.E. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 7 months

Rachael is very attentive and understands where I am coming from and has options for what I am going through. If I don't reply she's always messaging me again to check in and see how things are going.

Written by E.M. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

My experience with Rachael has been really great thus far. She’s a wonderful listener and the questions she asks really make me think about my life and choices and what I can do to fix my problems. I would definitely recommend her expertise and this website to others.

Written by A.B. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Rachel is fantastic! She’s kind, thoughtful and has the ability to get to the root of issues. She provides useful tools to assist in the therapeutic process.

Written by J.I. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, and career

Rachel is really respectful of me. She always offers a good perspective and encourages a positive progression. Without judging me or my wishes or impeding on my own decisions and life choices.

Written by L.I. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, self esteem, and career

I love talking to Rachel. She always makes me feel better!

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

I really enjoy speaking with Rachel each week and have seen tremendous improvements personally in how I handle the matters I choose to discuss with her. She’s very kind and understanding, relaxed and easy to talk to.

Written by C.A. on Jul 13, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family

I’ve been working with Rachael for 6 months now. She has helped me come so far. She is understanding and fully listens to my needs. Every session I take away something helpful or insightful. I always leave with a homework in a sense of “keep tabs on how you are feeling physically” “write down the times you notice you get stressed” stuff like that. My habits have improved for the better and I’m better able to recognize and understand my own feelings and work through them. She is amazing and I recommend her to everyone! Thank you Rachael for all your help.

Written by R.A. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and career

Rachael is very sweet smart and understanding, I can truly feel she is trying to understand what my view point is and the best way to tackle my problems. I am very thankful for her insight and care.

Written by M.A. on Jul 06, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, and self esteem

So far my experience with Rachael has been great. She has listened/read and considered my situations(s), and has offered me practical solutions to work with. While what I am going through may be the toughest thing I've had to endure thus far in my life (my reason for seeking help) - even though it may pale in comparison to other people's scenarios - I feel confident that I am taking something really positive away from my interactions with her.

Written by J.O. on Jun 28, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Rachel is really good at pin pointing down the issues I am facing. She was able to help me boost my self-esteem and teach me couple of technics. They worked really well on me. Thank you Rachel !

Written by T.A. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship

Rachael is a wonderful counselor. She is understanding, supportive and offers just the right insights to guide your process into the right direction. I felt very safe with her and was always looking forward to our sessions. Rachael helped me a lot and i will reach out to her again in challenging times.

Written by J.E. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Rachael is a great counselor. Thoughtful and thorough, and focuses on positive focal points as to not get down on issues. I like the different exercises she suggests - like journaling and different worksheets she provides. She’s a great counselor!

Written by S.T. on Mar 31, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 4 months

She is very good at understanding your issues and what to do to help you to be your ideal person.

Written by K.E. on Mar 17, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Rachael has been my counselor for about 2 weeks and she has helped in so many ways!!! ❤

Written by M.O. on Mar 16, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

In this short time she has helped me more then I can explain.

Written by J.O. on Mar 13, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I loved her work and I thank her for her precious time and attention.

Written by H.O. on Feb 28, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Before I referred myself to BetterHelp I was so low and depressed, but since talking to Rachael, she has helped me thoroughly and think positively about myself and life in general. She is a kind and caring, helpful person who I would recommend to anyone suffering with low self esteem or depression. If you may not want to talk to family or friends then Rachel is there to listen and help advise you, I would like to thank her so much.

Written by C.H. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, and career

Rachael is awesome. Very attentive, knowledgeable and has great suggestions to help with things you just might not have thought of yourself.

Written by E.L. on Feb 21, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

In the beginning of my counseling with Rachael, I was completely unsure about myself and where my life would take me but after almost two weeks, I am starting to regain the confidence that I had lost. I can say is that it feels like an "AH HA" moment where a light bulb goes off and that feeling is simply priceless.

Written by A.M. on Feb 18, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Rachael is very attentively and responds to my messages very quickly. She understands my issues and offers valid advice and questions for me to think about. She has helped me very much.

Written by M.A. on Feb 11, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Rachael is a true professional. She understands, respects, and keeps me together. Her help has changed my life and I couldn’t praise her or BetterHelp enough.

Written by S.A. on Feb 09, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Rachael has been very helpful for me so far and is extremely understanding. I feel comfortable talking to her and I don’t feel like I’m being judged or analyzed. She approaches my problems by helping me explore my feelings a bit deeper and provides me with exercises that facilitate thinking at a higher level. She also provides great solutions on how I can improve my current situation. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by K.E. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Rachel was wonderful, helpful, and responded in a timely manner. She offered sound advice and was very helpful and supportive for me.

Written by J.O. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have had a very positive experience with Rachael. She listens well and offers thoughtful, well-timed advice. Her approach is open and tolerant and I leave sessions feeling understood and listened to. She pragmatically blends CBT and ACT principles. I couldn't ask for anything more from her!

Written by W.E. on Jan 27, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks

Rachael listens well and provides solutions while trying to cope better with an issue. I would highly recommend Rachael! Her service has been much appreciated!

Written by J.U. on Jan 22, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Rachel has been supportive and kind since the day I signed up for counseling. She always thinks about my wellbeing and provides me with many ways to cope with whatever I am dealing with. Rachel makes me feel comfortable to open up and tell her what I’m really feeling without losing a sense of professionalism. She has been extremely helpful to me as I’m sure she is for all of her other clients.

Written by J.E. on Jan 16, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Racheal has been so helpful working with me through a very difficult time. She always responds in a reasonable amount of time and is sympathetic and understanding to my feelings. I love that this is a 24/7 availability.

Written by J.E. on Jan 08, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and career

Rachael has been the listening ear I always needed. She's always prompt in her responses and has helped me find new ways of looking at frustrating situations.

Written by R.A. on Jan 06, 2018 after counseling with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Rachael is helping me tremendously. She’s always giving me things to work on and tools to use. She’s very supportive and empathetic. She’s very nice. She does a great job at understanding what I’m going through.

Written by K.. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Rachael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Rachael has been incredibly helpful and supportive. She gives me practical tools to help sort through my issues and is very compassionate.