Rachel Schimmel, LCSW
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Rachel Schimmel

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Rachel Schimmel is a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience treating individuals and families struggling with depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflict. Her background in advocacy brings a unique and realistic approach to sessions. She enjoys the process of helping clients become more self-aware as they develop the tools to overcome challenges.
Specialties
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Depression
General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Marriage and Partnerships
Parenting
Finances
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$140-200
Sliding Scale
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UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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New York
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“My job experience offered opportunities to work with a range of populations spanning all ages and socioeconomic statuses.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Counseling interested me from a young age and was always the direction of my education and training. Having personally witnessed the positive impact of therapeutic relationships, I was inspired to pursue a career where I could help build others up. Combining this with my passion for advocacy, social work was a natural path. My job experience offered opportunities to work with a range of populations spanning all ages and socioeconomic statuses. Through this, I developed my own unique style as a therapist with a foundation of empathy and warmth.
What should someone know about working with you?
In our initial sessions, I would like to get a sense of your expectations and goals for therapy. By openly exploring your motivation for seeking help, we can begin to develop a framework for future sessions together. My approach is tailored to the individual clients who I treat and evolves as we get to know one another. This integrative approach to treatment allows clients greater autonomy in the treatment, which I have found to be beneficial in building confidence and problem-solving skills.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Through our challenges, the increased need for more accessible mental health services becomes abundantly clear. We as providers need to be creative in our efforts to maintain connections and support from a distance. The growth of virtual therapeutic platforms has helped make mental health services available to new communities. I am excited to see how these changes continue to help professionals work toward the goal of providing high-quality services to communities who may not have been able to obtain therapy otherwise.
“Through this, I developed my own unique style as a therapist with a foundation of empathy and warmth.”
Interested in speaking with Rachel?