Rachel Tsimbidis

(LCSW-C)

About Me

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. I have worked with clients to address a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, low self-esteem, relationship issues and family/parenting issues. I also have experience in the areas of addiction, trauma and abuse, grief counseling and intimacy issues.

I primarily apply a cognitive behavioral approach, helping clients challenge negative thoughts about themselves and their world in order to change unwanted behavior patterns and cope with overwhelming emotions. I also practice strengths-based therapy, emphasizing individual self-determination, resourcefulness and resilience.

By focusing on a client's strengths rather than their shortcomings, we are able to develop goals that build upon their best qualities, create more realistic expectations of self and others and develop a more positive world outlook. One of the most important life lessons we can learn is that being positive is a choice. I enjoy helping people learn how to make that choice even under tough circumstances and increase their ability to cope with their emotions in a healthy way.

Therapy is truly a collaborative process and my role is to provide empathy, support, and explore how I can best help you to reach your goals. My counseling style is honest, engaging, nonjudgmental, and genuine- I look forward to getting to know you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #18056 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by J.I. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Rachel is like a therapist and life coach all in one. She helps me articulate and uncover my confused emotions and talk about practical ways to address those areas I’m wanting to grow in. Working with her has been life changing!

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Rachel is amazing and skilled at dealing with a variety of situations. My issues have switched from anxiety to relationship issues with in-laws and she has dealt with both equally well. Thank you!

Written by C.O. on Aug 08, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Rachel is fantastic. She has helped me deal with a lot of changes in my life. I trust her.

Written by S.H. on Jun 17, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Rachel’s compassionate and non-judgmental demeanor makes it easy to feel at ease sharing very difficult situations. She’s very receptive and always checks in on me. She’s a wonderful therapist.

Written by V.E. on Apr 06, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Working with Rachel has been the best therapy experience I've ever had :)

Written by K.A. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Rachel is caring, responsive, and really tunes in to what I want and need to talk about. I always feel like she is 100% with me in every session.

Written by A.U. on Jan 19, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 6 months

Rachael is super helpful. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.H. on Dec 19, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I love working with Rachel! She's helped me through some really tough times and is always super supportive and friendly. She is responsive and does video calls, which I find really personable.

Written by R.A. on Nov 03, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rachel is encouraging and supportive, I really appreciate her patience over the time we've worked together.

Written by S.A. on Oct 22, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Rachel offers practical and sensible advice In a timely and realistic manner, enabling to insurmountable seem manageable. She is friendly, approachable and has a knack of making you feel that you are not alone. I highly recommend this platform to busy people who still need to share and reflect upon their own life problems.

Written by C.A. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rachel is amazing. She listens to your problems and helps you out in any way she can. She is very creative with her solutions, and takes time to make you know there is someone there who cares.

Written by L.A. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Rachel has been helping me through a lot with zero judgement and pure understanding, empathy and compassion. She is great!

Written by M.E. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

She is awesome.

Written by A.L. on Mar 31, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

She is the best.

Written by C.I. on Feb 21, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Rachel is everything I wanted in a therapist: available, a good listener, not judgemental, supportive, and recommends things like apps and podcasts I would never have thought of trying!

Written by L.O. on Jan 02, 2018 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Rachel has been wonderful. She is attentive, understanding, and patient with all the things I have to say and offers advice and encouragement generously. She is prompt and thorough in her responses and that has helped me feel comfortable talking with her, knowing she takes an interest in reading what I am saying. I would definitely recommend her specifically, as well as, BetterHelp in general. An overall positive experience so far! I look forward to working with Rachel further.

Written by M.A. on Nov 23, 2017 after counseling with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Rachel was such a good listener, she totally got me. I felt comfortable and safe talking to her from a few emails in, and then even more so after our live sessions, which I always looked forward to. Rachel provided me with many different types of strategies to cope with how I was feeling and they helped greatly. I am really thankful I was paired up with Rachel.

Written by D.E. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Thank you so much for being my support person to lean on while I traverse some new challenges in my life. Your caring approach has been greatly appreciated.

Written by I.L. on Nov 06, 2017 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Rachel has a very sweet approach and relates to her patients. She listens to your needs and acts accordingly. She provided me a number of techniques that are helping me to improve my situation.

Written by A.L. on Oct 27, 2017 after counseling with Rachel for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Rachel is a really good and understanding person, as well as a great professional. It felt like she knew what I needed to speak up about, and what was blocked inside me. My life has changed with Rachel's help. Thank you all for this project!