Therapist Rachel Larreta Photo

Rachel Larreta, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hi there! I’m Rachel, a marriage and family therapist in Austin, Texas. I was inspired to become a therapist by my own experience as a therapy client. During a time in my life when I felt lonely and stuck in an unhealthy relationship, my therapist was able to accept me as I was and validate my experience while also helping me gain insight into what I was doing, why I was doing it, and how I could change it. Since then I have strived to provide this experience for my clients.

I received my training from a non-profit that serves individuals, couples and families who would otherwise be unable to afford counseling. As an intern I studied narrative therapy, an approach that encourages clients to view experiences as stories that we tell ourselves and that, as a result, assign meaning to the behaviors that we display and witness in others. The goal of narrative therapy is to free ourselves from rigid, unhelpful stories about our lives and discover productive, empowering ways to interact with the world around us. I continue to apply narrative therapy to my work today, helping my clients discover new ways to define themselves and live fuller lives.

My clients come to me because they're sick of their job, they're tired of fighting with their partner, they're adjusting to their new life as a divorced parent, they're grieving a death, they're newly or not so newly sober, and because they're questioning what their next steps in life are. I help my clients address constant stress, negative self image, lack of motivation, fear of the future, sadness about the past, and confusion about the present. I validate my clients’ pain, sorrow, frustration and anger, so we can clear the way for growth and acceptance.

I'm here to accept you as you are and help you find your way to the person you want to be.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

License information

TX LMFT 202274


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rachel Larreta. 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.

Rachel is great! I have been seeing her for a year and a half now and she has helped me work through so much. The tools she provides me outside of our sessions have become part of my daily routine leading me to a more healthy way of living. I cannot say enough good things about Rachel. I am really grateful Betterhelp introduced me to her.

Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rachel is the most understanding person, she always gets what im trying to say even if i cant properly word it. I can hear the genuie care she has for me when she speaks, shes been helping understand my new jounrey as i become an adult and im so glad shes apart of my daily life.

Written on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Rachel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Rachel is truly amazing! She is so thoughtful and sweet. I really couldn’t have a better counselor.

Written on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Rachel for 11 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Rachel has made a lasting impact in my life and in my marriage, and we have already referred friends and family to her to set up sessions. I wish everyone had a "Rachel" in their life.

Written on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Rachel for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Rachel is very compassionate and allows you to lead the conversation where you need it to go. I only began to work with her recently but I would recommend her to anyone. I feel like I am talking to a friend with no bias.

Written on Jul 17, 2019 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I really like talking to my therapist. She listens to me and gives me ideas on how to deal with things that are in my way and techniques on how to manage some anxious thoughts or moments

Written on Jun 19, 2019 after therapy with Rachel for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety