Licensed in Israel
Rachel Weinstein Verified
Clinical Social Worker
Sliding Scale | Student Discount
Licensed in Israel
My practice is focused on, but not limited to, clients and their families experiencing change, adjustment, and transition. I have worked closely with parents in the Orthodox Jewish community whose children have come out as LGBTQ+, and want to help others navigate what can be an emotional, sometimes painful process. Giving folks a way to channel their fears and deferred dreams into loving relationships is incredibly important to me. Individuals who come out need support and often, so do their family members.
I am also committed to working with people experiencing grief and loss related to the death of a loved one, way of life, and whatever once felt "normal." Having worked in hospice and moving to Israel taught me that grief isn't only about losing the people in our lives, but the lives we once led, the countries from which we moved, and even the creature comforts we once enjoyed.
My clients have told me that they feel hopeful and supported by our work together. They look forward to not only being heard, but leaving sessions with practical, relatable, and doable problem solving techniques.
I look forward to working with you.
University of Illinois
Telephone Counseling, Online Therapy
Cancer / Terminal Illness
LGBTQ+ support for individuals and their families
Alzheimers / Dementia
Anxiety / Panic
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on how one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected and can be changed. It is based on the idea that how we think (cognition) and how we feel (emotion) can influence how we behave. CBT helps people identify and challenge distorted thinking and replace it with more balanced thinking, leading to improved mood and behavior. ‘Homework’, usually containing practical writing exercises, is often completed by the client between sessions to reinforce the therapy. Examples of tools that practitioners often use are journaling, challenging beliefs, and mindfulness.
Family Systems TherapyFamily Systems Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the importance of understanding how the family functions as a whole, and how individual family members interact and affect one another. It focuses on how family dynamics, such as communication patterns, roles, and power dynamics, shape behavior, and how changing these dynamics can lead to positive change. Family Systems Therapy is a collaborative approach, where the therapist works with the family as a whole to identify and address areas of conflict and distress.
Systems Theory / TherapySystems therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on understanding how people's behavior is affected by their relationships with others. This form of therapy is based on the idea that the individual is embedded within a larger system, such as a family unit or work environment, and that changes to that system can cause changes in an individual's behavior. Systems therapy emphasizes the importance of understanding how these systems interact and how they can be changed to improve the individual's mental health. The therapist works to identify patterns of behavior in the system, identify areas of conflict or stress, and help the individuals develop strategies to make changes within the system that will lead to healthier outcomes.