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Rachel Marine, LCSW
I empower clients to identify and make choices about thought patterns that were once automatic until new ways of thinking take hold.

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Rachel Marine, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

As a social worker, I view people and their struggles as situated in a greater socio-political context. From this perspective, clients are empowered to challenge the forces that support the problems that bring them to therapy and take actions that realize their own aspirations for their lives.

I tailor my approach to therapy to each individual based on their own preferences. I can accommodate many modalities and styles. I provide clients with tools to decrease anxiety and cope with stress. I empower clients to identify and make choices about thought patterns that were once automatic until new ways of thinking take hold. Many of my clients find me easy to talk to and appreciate my collaborative approach and easy-going style.

Education

MS - Social Work, California State University, Sacramento

Internship - Carlton Senior Living

Internship - Gender Health Center

License Number and State

CA 100513

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy reading; outdoor activities like walking, hiking, and jogging; travel; and socializing when it's safe.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Practice letting go of "shoulds" and accepting what is.

What book have you read more than once?

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk, it's so densely filled with important insights into trauma, its effects, and approaches to treating trauma. I re-read sections of it often like a textbook so that I can learn.

Favorite organization/non-profit ?

Gender Health Center - it's the most effective grassroots organization I've encountered and creates community as the backbone to integrated supports (health, mental health, housing, work, etc.) all while maintaining its commitment to staying non-hierarchical, radical, and queer!

How do you recharge?

I am very good at sleeping.

Do you have any pets?

My dog Buddy is likely part chihuahua and dachshund (so adorable). I love to share how supportive and comforting he was after I had surgery and spent time recovering; it was like he understood what I was going through and exactly how to comfort me.

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