Meet our Providers
Rachel ShankenLMHC, MSEd
New York, NY 10001
Life is hard. People often feel stuck or stressed out. Sometimes, their feelings are overwhelming, and sometimes, people have trouble feeling anything at all. Can you relate?
Every day, I help people who are doing their best with life’s challenges and want some help and guidance along the way.
For over 9 years, I have worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have always been a student of the human experience, and I appreciate how challenging and complex life can be. I also appreciate how resilient people can be. Pain is not forever. Life might feel like it will never change, but healing is always possible. Taking the first step toward a challenging goal may be the hardest part. But you do not have to take that step alone. I’m here to provide support and guidance. I have completed extensive training for mental health counseling and a mind-body holistic certification. Embodiment work infuses the therapy I provide, empowering my clients to breathe easier during life’s toughest challenges and changes. Together, my clients and I figure out how to remove the roadblocks that are keeping them from their goals. We examine root causes of those problems so they can be resolved. I respect, support, and welcome my clients’ perspectives while also helping them experience themselves in a new way. I have created a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental therapy environment, and aim to form an empathetic and supportive relationship with each client.
Many clients have received my insight, support, and mind-body tools, and they have also experienced more joy, less stress, increased self-awareness, and self-acceptance.
Counselor Interview Questions:
What made you want to become a therapist?
What's do you like most about working with clients?
Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?
What is one thing that you try to teach every client?
What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?
What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?
What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?
- Blended Family
- Chronic Pain
- Coping Skills
- Depressed Mood
- Developmental Disorders
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Goal Setting
- Life Coaching
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Issues
- Single Life
- Skin Picking Disorder
- Sleep/ Insomnia
- Social Anxiety
- Substance Abuse
- Trauma/ PTSD
- Weight Management
- Women Issues
- Cash/ Self Pay
The Bronx Counseling – Mental Health, Therapy, New York Depression Help
Change, whether expected or unexpected, is hard. It can leave us confused, overwhelmed and questioning what to do.
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. The experienced therapists and life coaches at Bronx Counseling can help!
Do I Need Help?
If you’re asking the question, maybe so. It can be hard to acknowledge that we aren’t able to handle issues on our own. The truth is, some issues are bigger or more complex than we are equipped to handle on our own.
It’s not a sign of weakness to seek help. It is a sign of strength when you can reach out for help.
Counseling is a gift you give yourself
People seek counseling and coaching for many reasons. Some have serious mental illness. Some are struggling with life transitions or relationship issues. Others come seeking support and guidance.
Some of the reasons people seek help are:
- Sadness or depression
- Anxiety or stress
- Career and life transitions
- Marital or family issues
- Life coaching and goal setting
- Grief and loss
- And many, many more…
Maybe you aren’t even sure what your need is. Perhaps you are just not feeling your best…off your game. If so, an Bronx therapist or Bronx life coach can help you sort out what is causing you distress and recommend a plan of action to get you back to feeling your best.
Your Bronx Counseling provider will fully assess your situation and work with you to understand what is happening. Together you will develop a plan to achieve the goals you set. Your therapist or life coach is your partner in the journey. You make the decisions as to where that journey takes you.
How Do I Find A Bronx Counseling provider?
Getting started is easy! Simply call Bronx Counseling at 917-525-2451 and one of our dedicated staff members will help you get started. They will answer any questions you may have about Bronx Counseling’s services. They will take some basic information and pair you with the appropriate Bronx Counseling provider.
From your first call, you will find that we are different. We work hard to earn our clients respect and trust. We know your time is valuable and that you don’t want to wait days or weeks for an appointment. We can usually pair you with an Bronx therapist or an Bronx life coach within 24 hours. From there, your journey begins.
Reaching out is the first step on your journey to wellness. The experienced team at Bronx Counseling would be honored to take that journey with you.