A licensed clinical social worker in Washington, D.C and Maryland dedicated to your mental health needs
RACHEL SCHECHTER, LICSW
I (she/her) have had the honor of practicing psychotherapy for nearly two decades. My background in psychology and clinical social work provide me with a non-judgemental, supportive, and eclectic approach to my work. I borrow from my training in a variety of modalities including CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamics.
I have worked in centers and agencies focused on college-aged students and community mental health. I treat a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss and grief, perinatal issues, and relationships.
I work with adults aged eighteen and older, as well as with families and couples and aim to be a safe place for all. Additionally, I have a passion and expertise in women's mental health including issues related to fertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS). I currently work with a non-profit specializing in education and support for new mothers called PACE (pacemoms.org). I have volunteered with Postpartum International, and was part of Mary's Center “Perinatal Mental Health Champions” which is a program aimed at sharing information and educating the Washington, DC community about PMADS. I am on the board of The DC Metro Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative.
National Association of Social Workers
Board Member of The DC Metro Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative
Perinatal Mental Health Champion, Mary's Center
Postpartum Support International, Training in PMADS
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, American Institute for CBT
Post-Master’s Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice, NYU School of Social Work
The decision to see a therapist can be difficult to make. It can be the first step in saying you want to make a change, desire support, or want to look at things through a new perspective. It takes strength to make this step and the journey is one of gaining self-awareness, personal betterment, and fulfillment. It's my privilege to join you in the journey.