I am a person-centered therapist who believes in the potential in each individual. I have worked with individuals from highly varied backgrounds and work to see the potential for growth in each person. I have a master's degree in marriage and family therapy, as well as a second master's degree in K-8 education. I have experience teaching, training, and providing therapy for individuals of all ages. I help largely through helping people find their motivation, self-worth, and potential in order to solve issues ranging from past traumas to current dilemmas.
Through my career to this point I have been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Mediation, Thinking for Change, and Clinical Hypnosis. In session I also use techniques ranging from CBT, Adlerian psychology, as well as . My experience has often involved individuals struggling with severe mental illness, substance use/alcohol use disorders, trauma, PTSD, and domestic violence. I have also done work with individuals working on parenting skills for typically developing children as well as those with developmental/intellectual delays.
I am married and have two sons, age 13 and 11.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties Read more...
LMFT #3397 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LMFT #MT3865 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Rachel is very responsive. She offers a variety of options how to approach situations as well as tools to help you assess various feelings or situations. She is empathetic and doesn’t make me feel judged. She asks good questions and it’s obvious she is knowledgeable about past communications (you never have to repeat a certain issue).
It’s a bit early to say but so far I/we have been very happy with Rachel, her approach and manner. She is a very calming influence and an excellent listener, and makes gentle but highly pertinent suggestions at appropriate moments
Always helpful and has a good sense of humor!
Rachel is quick to respond and always has thoughtful and useful messages whether I’m having trouble with anxiety or in my relationship. Highly recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety and depression.
Rachel is an awesome counselor. She’s patient, thoughtful, and asks great questions. She also keeps me on track/accountable to my progress, which is something I definitely need. She’s also very quick to reply back.
Using this service and finding the right counselor has kept me grounded. Being able to communicate with her through a medium that I’m comfortable with and suits my lifestyle also helps a great deal as I’m not always in a private position to be able to speak on the phone. My counselor is very supportive yet insightful and is helping me to reach the better version of myself.
I just want to say that I appreciate your help. Walking into this therapy thing I wasn’t as optimistic. But I can see that talking about my problems and secrets with a complete stranger does help and for once I’m not being dismissed or having to deal with a biased opinion. I can’t thank you enough for just listening and receiving the info being stated and responding with helpful advice or questions that I try not to ask myself. You don’t cross the line at all and I’m happy I got to experience this. Super new to me but I’m hopeful of the growth that I will go through. Thank you!
She has very good insight.
She has been extremely supportive and gently pushes me out of my comfort zone.
Rachel has been absolutely amazing at helping me face many aspects of my past, present and future life. I always found it hard to articulate what I was feeling and understanding why, but Rachel has taken the time to walk me through everything step by step and give me real clarity and understanding. I am feeling so much more connected to my emotions and although it is still an ongoing process, I really feel like I am healing. I want to be a better person and be prepared for a healthy relationship in the future, that is not being held back by past events. Rachel is helping me do that. She talks to you on a real 1-2-1 basis and never makes any judgements.
Rachel is the reason I recommend this app to friends.
I appreciate the way Rachel listens for slight changes in tone or pauses in conversation. She has said “what is that I’m hearing in your voice?” When I was feeling too overwhelmed to share too much. I can tell she is actually listening and thinking through to help me problem solve. I appreciate our weekly chats!
Rachel has helped me though a pretty rough time, and I appreciated having online help.
Rachel is fantastic! I feel so "heard," even through written text. I love the online format!
Rachel is very understanding - there when you need to talk but not overbearing or too intrusive. Rachel validates your feelings, teaches you how to understand your feelings and cope with them.
She has taken the time to listen to me and help me sort through things. She guides me in a more positive direction, but baby steps.
Rachel has been very kind and always sends a quick follow-up if she doesn't hear back from me. It's good knowing that she does want to know what's going on and how I'm doing. She is very understanding as many individuals here who have worked with her have said. It makes opening up about my life's situations easier. Thank you, Rachel!
Rachel offers insight and an unbiased viewpoint for the challenges in my life right now.
Very understanding, and super helpful in setting small goals to achieve the big goals. Puts things in perspective that you haven’t looked at before.
Rachel is timely in her responses, she's checking in with me frequently, even when I’m not able to respond for a few days and I appreciate that. I feel that the interventions she’s suggested align with my thoughts and feelings and who I am as a person. I am grateful for her unbiased feedback, and she’s easy to talk to.
Rachel is a great listener, patient and understanding. I feel that my sessions with her have a positive impact on my overall mood and I appreciate the patience she has with my progress.
Once assigned to Rachel through BetterHelp I was a little hesitant to work with a female therapist. I was under the false assumption that a male would be able to better understand the scope of what I was going through. Thankfully, I was persuaded from a review much like this one and I have no regrets. Rachel was a reliable asset in helping me work through my recent break-up, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, life transition, career change, and even issues associated with sex. She proved my assumption wrong by not only being able to understand my situation but exceeded my expectations in her ability to easily discuss difficult topics and guide me through all these obstacles to build a better me.
I Highly Recommend Rachel to anyone who is searching for assistance in a life transition and working through depression or relationship issues. Rachel will help you move forward and supply you with the tools to address difficulties if they arise in the future.
Rachel is awesome....a unicorn
Rachel is incredible
Rachel is extremely responsive and asks wonderful questions to try to understand your issues further. I would highly recommend working with Rachel.
Rachel was my 1st and last counsellor at BetterHelp. She was an amazing support to me and helped me traverse through tough times in a foreign country while being Borderline. She is extremely kind, genuine and unbiased. Her approach in developing positivity through affirmations and elimination of negative thoughts has tremendously helped me cope with mood swings and depression.
Rachel has been an invaluable source of support for me for the past 2 months. She’s given me the tools to process my thoughts and feelings. She’s responsive and caring but can be firm when she needs to be. She’s empathetic and understanding of cultural differences and that makes her even more accessible. We have built a great rapport over the last few months and I look forward to working with her as time goes on.
Rachel is awesome! Gently encouraging and very responsive. I prefer to communicate via messages and I love that that is an option. I feel that she totally understands me and is never judgemental. The stress from work impacts my partner less since I've been talking to Rachel - I am managing my stress and insecurity better.
Rachel is a great active listener and is insightful. Her compassion can be felt with her suggestions and understanding. I am very grateful for her guidance and support and valuable expertise.
Great supportive counselor, who gives you amazing resources and support to navigate difficult times and issues.
Very professional and accommodating to my schedule.
I find the way she approaches things is brilliant. She allows me to talk through things and let's me come to my own solutions, just guiding me in a super helpful way. Works brilliantly for me!
Rachel is an excellent therapist,I would definitely recommend her
Rachel has been very helpful, she has pulled me through some difficult times and got me back on the right path. I would strongly recommend her for a counselor.
She's my guardian angel. Im not sure where I'd be without her!
Rachel is very responsive and thoughtful.
Rachel has been very helpful at making me realize where I have been struggling with communication and how my anxiety affects my ability to cope with daily life. Through talking with her, she's helped shed light on a lot of things I need to work on, it's incredible what we've been able to accomplish in such a short time.
Rachel is a phenomenal counselor. She has a great sense of humor, is very understanding and accepting, and responds to messages in a timely manner. I find that every problem I work through with her ends up leaving me with great insights and a better understanding of myself thanks to her.
Rachel has been helping me with a very hard time in my life. Very receptive, insightful and kind! Could not have chosen a better match.
Extremely professional and a brilliant confidante. She always makes sure to check in on me but also gives me the space I need to grow and develop. I am extremely happy to have her on this journey with me to recovery.
Rachel has helped me thru so many things in the year + I've worked with her. Her compassion and understanding have been such a blessing in my self healing journey.
Rachel is awesome and I always look forward to talking to her.
Rachel has already begun chipping away at my crippling anxiety within just a few weeks of counseling. I’ve worked with plenty of other counseling services/doctors before, but always ended up quitting due to needing to leave my house to get treatment. Rachel’s ability to help me from the comfort of my own home is priceless to me.
Rachel listens, supports, and asks great thoughtful questions. She does a great job of balancing the need to explore cognitions with the simple ability to allow you to process your own story. Her worksheets are also quite helpful. I would recommend her highly.
She listens and provides quick feedback through messaging and tries to help find solutions with you in order to move through problems.
I enjoyed working with Rachel. She really listened to my concerns and helped me think through the situations and offered me ways to approach the problems at hand. I always felt that she had my best interests at heart!
Rachel continues to be amazing and understanding, helping me through a really tough life situation. She has offered me incredibly helpful support and advice.
Rachel has been very good to work with. She listens to my concerns and is able to come up with ideas to help my specific situation.
I have benefited a lot from Rachel’s guidance. It is so convenient and easy to text when something comes up or I need help. Rachel always responds in a timely manner and checks in with to make sure I’m doing okay. I feel like I have a good friend who is supportive and helpful, as well as there when you need them.
Rachel Tiede is an excellent therapist. She has a great quality of listening, empathy and compassion. This is combined with a lived and reflected on experience of her own that allows her to offer insightful questions and useful guidance. Her approach is always gentle yet perceptive and I always felt better afterwards. Thanks you Rachel may you continue your great service.
I have only been working with Rachel for a few weeks and I already have a whole toolkit of skills to use. I have seen a big change in my anxiety and I am excited to keep working with her.
Rachel Tiede is kind and understanding and is clearly concerned about my welfare. Although I'm a new client, she very quickly grasped my needs. She's a sympathetic listener who offers practical tools for managing challenges. On top of it all she has a lovely manner and nice sense of humor :) I trust her completely and recommend her highly.
Rachel is a great counselor! She asks the most perfect questions at the most precise moment in order to help with a breakthrough. I have talked to many counselors and doctors and it is difficult to find someone like Rachel. She truly cares about people and supporting them. I like that she is straightforward and doesn't loop around the point. I feel as if I've known her all my life and she can speak to what I'm going through clearly and easily. I appreciate her presence in my life at the moment very much!
She has been so unbelievably helpful for me. I just went through a pretty rough break up, but she was there for me each step of the way. She taught me a lot of coping methods, as well as validated my thoughts which was what I needed most. I would recommend Rachel to anyone seeking help!
Most counselors I have seen do not understand what my needs are. I am surprised and very grateful that Rachel has understanding and tools to help me.
Rachel is amazing, she is really helping me with the concerns that I have about myself. She listens, understands and has ideas on how to help me resolve my issues. I am definitely pleased with this service.
It has been a little more than a week that I have been having sessions with Rachel, and I am already so much better than I was when I started. She is amazing. She understands me so well just through my messages. The questions she posts to me, are so helpful and it's help me understand what I should do or should not do, just why replying to her questions. She is a wonderful counselor and also can make one feel very good about oneself. I would definitely recommend Rachel to all those looking for help.
While I haven't worked with Rachel for very long she has already provided me with a safe space that I can express and work through my emotions and problems with her patient guidance.
I have recommended this site to a dear friend, I hope she uses it. We went through a terrible situation at work together and neither of us have recovered from it.
She gives me respect of giving me confidence and I feel that she is going to help me on to a better future with my feelings and my thoughts.
Rachel is someone I trust and respect her advice. She understands my needs and offers a variety of ways to connect and open up my thoughts and break out of my norm to get me on the right track. I would recommend her to any one.
Rachel is a professional and awesome - she understood my challenges. Just with one simple message, she's helped me to look deeper into myself and find my strength and build on them. She has helped me to see pass my challenges and focus on me and the reason for being here. She is awesome.
She does a wonderful job!
I find it helpful that I can talk to her when it is convenient for me. I work at nights and it is nice to not have to go some where that would take extra time out of my day to drive. She has been helpful and I am comfortable talking about things.
I love Rachel. Not only does she respond to me when I need her eg when I am having a rough time, but she also reaches out to check on me when she hasn't heard from me in more than 3 or so days. I feel like she is genuinely invested in my well being.
Rachel is wonderful to work with and very helpful. She genuinely cares about your health and happiness.
Rachel has made me feel like I'm catching up with a close girlfriend. I felt comfortable with her approach instantly. Every time she responded, she had advice and productive tools for me to move forward with.
Such a wonderful woman to work with. Highly recommend!!
Rachel is very kind and approaches things with a high amount of respect, and maintains the dignity of the people she works with. She also has good worksheets that help to open up things and get you thinking along lines outside of your own main train of thought. I would highly recommend her!
From the moment we first started chatting, I could tell Rachel was super understanding. It feels like she's my friend when I'm sending a message - she creates a great environment with no judgement where I want to be open. She's helped me discover things about myself I didn't know. Highly Recommend.
Rachel has been extremely helpful and very supportive. I am glad to have found her.
She is good and respectful
Rachel has been very supportive of my specific counseling needs and has been very proactive, and encouraging.
She is great! Sometimes life can be hard and having someone to help you is important. She has been highly helpful.
I have to say Rachel is the best thing that ever happened to me. I've had issues that have plagued me all my life, and never fully understood, Rachel has patiently and lovingly listened and encouraged me to see myself in a new light. If you have been matched with Rachel as your councilor you very lucky, no one does it better...thank you Rachel.
Rachel is amazing.
Rachel was very timely in her responses and offered me practical tips to improve my marriage. She gave great feedback and helped me feel like I had a caring support person to reach out to when in-person visits were not possible with my work/home schedule.
I was getting discouraged with the counselling experience I had on here but then I was paired with Rachel. She seems genuinely interested in my story and in helping me through my mental illness and life conflicts. Rachel is quick to respond and provides thought out responses. I am looking forward to our first live session.
Rachel is a great listener with affirmative words and is a constant source of encouragement. She also has good insight into people's thoughts and actions and attempts to use these to cater to the clients' needs. She allows you to go at your own pace and develops ways to encourage you to think differently about your issues. The best part was that she was quite responsive and would answer as soon as possible. I would like her to possibly show a bit more of tough love and encourage structure in the counselling sessions.
Rachel is great! She always responds quickly when I write a message to her and does a really good job of understanding and taking interest in what's going on with me. I would definitely recommend to someone seeking a potential therapist!
Rachel is very attentive. She believes in the people she helps and that feels great.
Rachel has been extremely helpful in helping me sort through some difficulties and move forward with pride and self-confidence. I would recommend her to anyone.
Rachel has been very helpful by asking good questions and helping me to find my own insight. She takes the time to respond to all of my questions which leads to a very engaging conversation. I look forward to gaining more insight.
Rachel has been a great help to me. She seems to understand when I am able to talk something through on my own and also when I need guidance to re-think my perception of an event.
Although I have been working with Rachel only for a short time, she has been helping me greatly. She observes things I don't, and sometimes just writing to her makes a difference. I'm really glad I found her and BetterHelp.
Rachel has been very helpful to me, she is a great listener and has specific advice that is also practical. Am very pleased to have been matched with her.
I always feel she understands me and what I am talking about.
Comes highly recomended.
I've been on the BetterHelp site for approximately 3 weeks now and it's been a blessing having Rachel there to talk to about my situation. She's understanding and sensitive to the obstacles that are going on in my life as well as give her professional opinion. Thank you Rachel for everything you've done.