I’ve been there. An overwhelmed, confused, and scared new practice owner who is terrified of failing. Those feelings led me to making some big mistakes that in retrospect seem so obviously senseless now. You will make mistakes, but you don’t have to make the same ones I did.

One: Letting…


When the pandemic hit, every therapist I know suddenly couldn’t keep up with all the inquiries from incredibly anxious and depressed people who were having difficulty adjusting to this new way of life. We were all managing the challenge of feeling like we have to expand our capacity to serve…


You’ve heard the buzzword, but you’re not alone if you’re wondering why you’re not making lasting change in your mental health after taking a vacation, going to that yoga class, or taking the “mental health day” your boss recommended.

I’ll never forget when a friend of mine, who was a…


Time and time again, I’m doing good work with a client until their medical provider intervenes and tells them that CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is the only thing that works. Then the client comes to me, feeling duped, and asks why we are not doing CBT. I can’t even count…


As a straight, cis woman, the idea of proposing marriage to a man had never crossed my mind — that is, until, I met my equal.

is a movement you’ve probably never heard of, and neither had I. Embarrassingly, I had never even thought about it — not…


You are in such a powerful position when you’re single. One of the most beautiful things about being single is that you are starting from scratch and have the opportunity to make more intentional decisions about who you bring into your life. Every. Single. Date. Is. A. Fresh. Start. …


Insurance can be a huge barrier in finding the right therapist. My previous post explained why many therapists won’t take insurance, which makes it seem like there is a shortage of us. …


Every month I receive dozens of inquiries from women like you who are looking for a therapist. Not only am I hearing how hard it is to find a therapist — but once you conquer finances, scheduling issues, specialties, etc., …


It always cracks me up when people ask for a referral to a “really good” therapist as if anyone wants a just okay one. There’s finding the right fit, but how do you know if someone is “good” and what is that worth?

Contrary to popular belief, therapists are not…

Rachel Gabrielle, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist & Pop Culture Savant

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