About me

Hello, my name is Rachel. I am here to help you with concerns in your life that are causing you conflict or uneasiness. Most of the time when we feel down, anxious, frustrated, or irritated it is because something does not feel right to us in our life. It might be that we want something to happen and it is taking too long or that there always seems to be a barrier in our way. Or, something is happening and we want it to stop yet do not know how.

Either way, I am here to listen to you, never judge you, and offer open and honest conversations that will help you resolve the issue. Each session will help you identify, unravel, understand, offer perspectives, and help you get closer to the goals you have in mind, goals that will help you feel the best you can.

I have been practicing counseling with adults for seventeen years, covering a wide range of topics and concerns, offering ways to improve the situation based on preference, time, and abilities. I use a relaxed approach to get to know you and what is important for you; open communication, genuineness, and honesty are key to all successes in therapy. Additionally, I have been an instructor and assistant professor for 16 years teaching many course subjects in psychology with several state colleges; I have much insight into the issues of college students.

My education is extensive; I graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s of Science in Psychology focusing on mental health. Loving the field of psychology, I continued my education through a doctoral program focusing on counseling psychology, health psychology, and neuroscience at Walden University. The health focus allows me to address topics of bodily pain and chronic conditions that may cause interference with your quality of living. Although I completed all of my coursework, I am taking my time working on my dissertation. Currently I am working on certifications in neurofeedback, grief counseling, and DBT.

What is it like to collaborate with me in counseling? I am easy to talk with, base information shared in sessions on several strong theories in counseling, offer multiple forms of self-help tools to help you process and practice information learned in session in between our times together, and have extensive experience across many subjects (issues, concerns). Although I believe in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a foundation for therapy, I am flexible in my approach to suit each client specifically, individually.

I truly look forward to meeting you, getting to know you, and how I can assist you in changing things in your life so that you feel renewed, empowered, and balanced!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH18535


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rachel Black. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

The best

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Rachel is very professional but also friendly and makes me feel comfortable talking to her about any feelings I am experiencing. I would highly recommend her.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rachel is incredible!

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Rachel is wonderful and very helpful!

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I made an error on one of the questions, I give Rachel a 10/10 on all grounds, she's very open-minded and accepting of any challenges that I've felt were too much to handle and Rachel has helped me get my life a little bit more on track

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Perfect match for me, I think she’s wonderful! Thank you!

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rachel has been absolutely amazing! She's truly helped me get through some of the toughest times in my life. She's always very kind and personable, which I find makes it much easier to be open and honest. Never any judgement and always has awesome advice. Thank you, Rachel, for being so amazing!!

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Rachel is the best. She definitely helps get through life

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

She's great!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Best therapist I've ever had. Listens well, so educated and knowledgeable. I honestly never think I'll get such a great therapist over an app. Highly recommend

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rachael is truly knowledgeable in various subjects that we've explored. She is a great listener and gives positive and honest feedback.

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Rachel has been incredible so far and I can’t wait for further therapy and further diving.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I find it very easy to talk to Rachel about any matters I may have. I would highly recommend her. She is a great therapist.

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 10 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Rachel black saved my life.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Rachel has helped me during a very difficult time. She listened and understood me. If I ever need to go back to counseling, I would like to be with Rachel. I recommend her to anyone that needs a great counselor. Thank you Rachel for everything ❤

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Rachel is awesome.

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Purely amazing!

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Since our first appointment, Rachel has been excellent. She provides incredible insight, is very understanding and intelligent, and is always willing to go above and beyond to share her knowledge and resources. I feel very comfortable with her, and am thankful to have been paired with her!

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I could not recommend Rachel enough. Rachel is the most caring, understanding, empathetic counselor. I cannot wait for my sessions with Rachel as she makes me feel more confident bout myself and my choices/decisions. Thank you, Rachel.

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

She's fantastic!

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

Rachel Black is the absolute best counselor I think I've ever had in my life , and this is my first time talking with a counselor online. Even tho I've always felt like younger therapists understand me better , I feel like she ALWAYS gives me good, helpful advice. This is the first time in over 12 years of therapy that I ALWAYS feel relieved and less worried after a session.
I am extremely satisfied with BetterHelp and the counselor I was assigned.

Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Rachel has been great. I saw the ads and wanted the freedom to confide with someone wherever I was. I was connected with Rachel based on my answers and couldn't be happier. She has helped and continues to help me find what is really important to me and provides honest, non-judgmental feedback. I really look forward to speaking and writing to her.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Our sessions bring me the sense of hope that not everything is lost in the world

Written on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She's really nice. She's genuinely thoughtful, and tries her best to help. She doesn't make you feel bad, but kind of like you were silly to think anything bad about yourself in the first place. Shes just a really nice lady.

Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She is amazing. Very easy to talk to. Has a lot of insight and knowledge to help you through anything. ❤️

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