Rachel Assael


About Me

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York with over five years of clinical social work and counseling experience in NYC. I have specific training in medical and organ transplant social work in both inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. I also specialize in palliative and end-of-life care; helping clients cope with grief, loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, and pain management.

I have direct experience in assessing, engaging, and counseling clients and their families/caregivers while providing crisis intervention in a fast-paced, challenging and emotionally driven environment. I have an interest in behavior modification and emotion regulation practices that focus on improving coping skills and problem solving.

I am enthusiastic, conscientious, and empathetic with my clients. I provide a compassionate and strengths-based perspective to client engagement. I strive to create a trusting and collaborative therapeutic rapport with my clients to align with reaching their goals in therapy.

My approach with clients focuses greatly on forming nurturing and respectful connections and providing effective and result-oriented treatment in a warm and supportive environment. I strongly believe that my model of therapeutic counseling empowers clients to create meaningful and productive lives, which you can too!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #088490-01 (Expires: 2022-05-31)