A better world begins with you

Rachel Astarte, LMFT

Everything begins with you.

Your feelings, thoughts, actions, and beliefs stem from the core of your being, radiating outward into the world.
So, what are you putting out there?

When life feels “off”—whether you’re stuck in unhealthy relationships, wonky boundaries, people-pleasing, or low self-esteem—these are symptoms of a larger issue: an unbalanced and under-appreciated Self.


Your Problems Are Not Problems

In reality, your problems are beacons guiding you toward wholeness. Just like a fever signals an infection, life challenges alert us to deeper imbalances. We don’t blame the fever; we thank it for pointing us to the underlying issue.


Build Your Foundation of Self

By using your current life challenges as a guide, we’ll work together to build a strong Foundation of Self, enabling you to live a life of complete self-acceptance without the need for external validation.


Here’s How Powerful You Are

The benefits of your deep self-work don’t end with you. Living as your best self strengthens your relationships with everyone around you—from loved ones to colleagues to complete strangers.


[FREE GUIDE] Polishing the Gem: Begin the Journey to Your True Self

A Welcome Message
from Rachel

If traditional talk therapy hasn’t worked for you, you’re my people.

Here’s how we can work together

The Foundation of Self Immersion Program: Discover coursework and community coaching calls that bring you closer to your Self. This deep inner work elevates all your relationships (yes, all of them). It’s a joyful investment in your Self and prepares you to share the gift of your fully human, centered, compassionate self—just by living the life you have crafted for yourself.
Learn more here.

1:1 Counseling + Coaching: Dive into your transformative journey without the pressure of long-term commitments. It’s about nurturing your inner growth at your own pace, with my professional support as a licensed therapist and transformational coach.
Schedule your complimentary phone consultation here.

Building a strong Foundation of Self means more than achieving personal satisfaction.

Your growth gives you a greater life purpose—making a positive impact on humanity as a whole.


“I have been working with Rachel for several years now. I first started working with her through an online writing workshop that she taught. Being an avid writer, I gravitated toward this. I liked her work so much that I decided to work with her one-on-one.

I have experienced great growth while working with Rachel. I have worked with other teachers and advisers, and for me is important to find someone with whom I resonate. Rachel is Jungian trained and she has also done extensive spiritual work that is congruent with my training, so we have a basis for communication.

Rachel offers many exercises and practices to help one move through the work. The most important thing is that I trust her. I know she really cares about her clients/patients. I have referred several friends to Rachel as well.”

Cyrene, Attorney/Activist

We’ll be a great fit if —

  • Traditional talk therapy hasn’t worked for you
  • You’re on a path of psychospiritual awakening
  • You’re ready to know your Self on a deeper level
  • You are a socially conscious being who strives to “be the change”

  • You know you have a larger purpose than self-gratification and growth

We’ll be an even better fit if —

  • You see the world around you as family
  • The marriage of science and spirituality excites you
  • Humor is your jam
  • You enjoy time in solitude (Maybe you’re an extroverted introvert like me.)



Working with Rachel is like giving a gift to myself.


Where would you like to begin?

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1:1 Therapy + Coaching

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The Foundation of Self Immersion Program
A full year of self-study courses, group coaching, and 1:1 counseling
Doors open January 2025

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