Rachel A. Barash L.C.S.W.

Rachel Barash is a licensed clinical social worker

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Personal statement:

I work with individuals to address, examine and better understand the anxiety, depression, and relationship issues they’re experiencing, as well as the feelings of shame and self-criticism that often accompany them. I believe therapy should be a highly collaborative process wherein you and I forge a safe, trusting relationship and work together to define what’s ultimately important to you. Much of what I do is focused on helping you to cultivate a curiosity about, and understanding of, your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and how these impact your experience of the world around you. We’ll explore how past experiences and formative relationships may be contributing to the present challenges you’re facing and look at the ways you may have internalized negative beliefs or maladaptive coping mechanisms that don’t serve you. This greater sense of self-awareness will allow you to begin to challenge inaccurate beliefs and cultivate more productive ways of navigating difficulties. These insights and improved coping skills are essential to making the choices that feel most connected to your genuine self, and will allow you to engage with the world and those around you in an authentic and satisfying way.

Qualifications

Masters degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work
Certificate of completion from the William Alanson White Institute’s Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State.

My Toolbox

My approach is eclectic, meaning I draw upon a variety of modalities in my work such as psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral theories.