I work with high achieving professional women of all ages who are struggling in their relationships. Whether the trouble is with dating, friends, your family, coworkers/boss, or most importantly, the relationship with yourself - relationships are at the center of our quality of life.
You may appear to have it all by everyone else's account. You may even have yourself convinced a person like you doesn't need therapy because you have accomplished so much and are lucky to be where you are. Perhaps you've been spinning your wheels wondering where you've gone wrong and are finally realizing you're going to have to invest in yourself to get to the next level.
Many of my clients are looking for help with:
Dating & relationships
Navigating the single life
Self esteem & self acceptance
Family of origin issues
Imposter syndrome, burnout, and career decisions
You're in the right place.
I can help you:
Identify the ways you are in your own way and help you see your challenges as opportunities for growth, and then face them.
Gain the self awareness it requires to live more authentically in your own value system - vitality and inauthenticity simply don't mix.
Improve the quality of your relationships and attract the right people into your life who truly love and value what you have to offer.
Rachel Gabrielle, MA, LMHC
Transparency, critical thinking, humility, and common sense are the values that drive my practice. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities, but primarily practice Feminist, Existential, and modern Psychodynamic Therapy.
I am especially influenced by the works of: Nancy McWilliams, Esther Perel, Terrence Real, John and Julie Gottman, Jonathan Shedler, Victor Frankl, bell hooks, Alice Miller, and Erich Fromm.
I've always been an investigator. Psychology was not my first career, but it was a natural progression that stemmed from my own quest for self understanding and authenticity. I was first a journalist and contributed to Seattle area publications like The Stranger, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, West Seattle Blog, as well as a few lifestyle magazines in California.
Self- esteem is the ability to see yourself as a flawed individual and still hold yourself in high regard.