About Rachel Wilson

Working with me.

If you chose to work with me, we would work collaboratively in weekly therapy sessions to build self-awareness by exploring stories and patterns in your life that are blocking you from living the life you want. These stories can come from our personal experiences and the messages we get from society about who we are supposed to be based on our gender, race, sexuality, ability level, and socioeconomic status. 

While I trust that you are the expert of your life, I am real with my clients around what I see coming up in terms of patterns and observations of what is happening in their lives and in our sessions to help to see where you can get out of your own way.

I also incorporate mindfulness and somatic practices in my work, so we may slow down the process and tap into emotions and bodily sensations arising in the moment. Some of my clients also love to incorporate mindful movement and breathwork into our sessions.

I love to laugh with my clients and find joy within the process of healing. 

The more self-awareness you build the better able you are to make mindful choices in your life to take control of your emotions and life. 

To get there, you need to take the first step. 

What does the process actually look like?

First we will have an initial free consultation video or phone call to see if we are a good fit. I will ask you questions to get a better understanding of why you decided to reach out for support, what you are currently struggling with, and identify some initial goals. And of course you get time to ask me any questions too!

During our first session, we will go deeper into what you are currently experiencing, as well as get some information about you and your life to better understand what is contributing to your current experiences. We will get really clear around what it is that you want to work on and finalize a treatment plan that will guide our work together.

You probably already know what may be contributing to what you are feeling, but together we can go deeper and get to the root of it.

We will work to create internal safety first. Then we can identify patterns and beliefs that may be blocking you from building the life you want, while also building your self-awareness to be able to identify what is happening in the moment to choose actions that will create healthier patterns and allow you to be in control of yourself.

Are you going to have to do work? Definitely.

Is it worth it? Absolutely, it is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. 

Working with me.

If you chose to work with me, we would work collaboratively in weekly therapy sessions to build self-awareness by exploring stories and patterns in your life that are blocking you from living the life you want. These stories can come from our personal experiences and the messages we get from society about who we are supposed to be based on our gender, race, sexuality, ability level, and socioeconomic status. 

While I trust that you are the expert of your life, I am real with my clients around what I see coming up in terms of patterns and observations of what is happening in their lives and in our sessions to help to see where you get out of your own way.

I also incorporate mindfulness and somatic practices in my work, so we may slow down the process and tap into emotions and bodily sensations arising in the moment. Some of my clients also love to incorporate mindful movement and breathwork into our sessions.

I love to laugh with my clients and find joy within the process of healing. 

The more self-awareness you build the better able you are to make mindful choices in your life to take control of your emotions and life. 

To get there, you need to take the first step. 

What does the process actually look like?

First we will have an initial free consultation video or phone call to see if we are a good fit. I will ask you questions to get a better understanding of why you decided to reach out for support, what you are currently struggling with, and identify some initial goals. And of course you get time to ask me any questions too!

During our first session, we will go deeper into what you are currently experiencing, as well as get some information about you and your life to better understand what is contributing to your current experiences. We will get really clear around what it is that you want to work on and finalize a treatment plan that will guide our work together.

You probably already know what may be contributing to what you are feeling, but together we can go deeper and get to the root of it.

We will work to create internal safety first. Then we can identify patterns and beliefs that may be blocking you from building the life you want, while also building your self-awareness to be able to identify what is happening in the moment to choose actions that will create healthier patterns and allow you to be in control of yourself.

Are you going to have to do work? Definitely.

Is it worth it? Absolutely, it is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. 

What do I use to support your personal transformation?

I integrate narrative therapy, relational, liberation psychology, and mindfulness/somatic therapy to help my clients integrate mind, body, and spirit to get a whole person transformation.

Is it the right time for you to start therapy?

If you are taking the time to look into therapy, you are ready to do what it takes to change your life.

It’s simple, prioritizing yourself will radically change how you experience life.

If you think the time is now, I’m so ready to support you in the process!

What do I use to support your personal transformation?

I integrate narrative therapy, relational, liberation psychology, and mindfulness/somatic therapy to help my clients integrate mind, body, and spirit to get a whole person transformation.

Is it the right time for you to start therapy?

If you are taking the time to look into therapy, you are ready to do what it takes to change your life.

It’s simple, prioritizing yourself will radically change how you experience life.

If you think the time is now, I’m so ready to support you in the process!

About Me

How I got started in therapy…

My younger years were pretty chaotic and I struggled with overcoming my own experiences of complex trauma and being highly sensitive. I tried for a long time to find ways to heal on my own, but I was a mess of emotions that led me to making mindless choices that added fuel to the fire. 

I had completely burned myself out when I was a community mental health professional and was unable to sustainably work towards being part of a movement for change in our world.

My healing was possible through my own experiences in therapy in combination with my yoga practice and connection to social justice movements. My experiences allowed me to shift out of survival mode and start actively creating the life that I want, including being able to hold space for my clients to find the same holistic healing to show up more fully for themselves and others.

My background experience

  • Niroga Institute, Yoga Therapy Certification (800+ hours) 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
  • University of California- Berkeley, MSW (Community Mental Health) 
  • University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, BS in Psychology

What do I do when I’m not doing therapy?

I am connecting with my body and nature by doing yoga, walking/hiking with the pup, or dancing.

I work with Showing Up for Racial Justice organizing white people to show up for racial justice and continuing the ongoing process of dismantling white supremacy within myself, my relationships, and the world.

I also love spending time with friends, family, and in community.

Taking the first step

I know it can feel like you’re in a tough spot right now, I've been there as well and I know it is possible to create a more easeful life.

Investing in therapy is one of the most important ways you can show up more fully for yourself and others.

And I’d be happy to help guide you through it.

About Me

How I got started in therapy…

My younger years were pretty chaotic and I struggled with overcoming my own experiences of complex trauma and being highly sensitive. I tried for a long time to find ways to heal on my own, but I was a mess of emotions that led me to making mindless choices that added fuel to the fire. 

I had completely burned myself out when I was a community mental health professional and was unable to sustainably work towards being part of a movement for change in our world.

My healing was possible through my own experiences in therapy in combination with my yoga practice and connection to social justice movements. My experiences allowed me to shift out of survival mode and start actively creating the life that I want, including being able to hold space for my clients to find the same holistic healing to show up more fully for themselves and others.

My background experience

  • Niroga Institute, Yoga Therapy Certification (800+ hours) 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
  • University of California- Berkeley, MSW (Community Mental Health) 
  • University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, BS in Psychology

What do I do when I’m not doing therapy?

I am connecting with my body and nature by doing yoga, walking/hiking with the pup, or dancing.

I work with Showing Up for Racial Justice organizing white people to show up for racial justice and continuing the ongoing process of dismantling white supremacy within myself, my relationships, and the world.

I also love spending time with friends, family, and in community.

Taking the first step.

I know it can feel like you’re in a tough spot right now, I've been there as well and I know it is possible to create a more easeful life.

Investing in therapy is one of the most important ways you can show up more fully for yourself and others.

And I’d be happy to help guide you through it.

To get started, click the button below or give me a call at

(510) 270-0853, and let’s get begin on your journey!

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