Therapy is a collaborative process—
a mutual exploration of your self.
—Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, MD
Rachel Astarte, MAMFT, MFA, CLC
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NYS Limited License #P10400
Under Supervision of
Alan Levin, LMFT (#000657)—Nyack, NY
Your problems are blessings pointing you in the direction of wellness.
Whatever feels “off” in your life—depression, unhealthy relationships, dead-end careers, grief, loneliness, low self-esteem—is a symptom of a larger problem:
an unbalanced and under-appreciated self.
Just like a fever lets us know we have an infection, life problems let us know something deep within us isn’t right. We don’t blame the fever, we thank it for alerting us to the bigger problem. It’s exactly the same in our work together. Your problems become beacons lighting the way toward the self you want to be.
Using our innate connection to nature and your personal strengths as guides, we work together to build the foundation of self you need in order to live an enriching and fully human life. This deep work benefits not only yourself, but also your loved ones and the rest of our human family.
Your transformation begins with you.
I work with clients of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds to develop the “foundations of self,” which lay the groundwork for creating compassionate relationships—with self and others.
In addition to collaborative therapy and transformational coaching, I offer shamanic journeying and healing work based on your need and interest.