Rachel is a nationally certified counselor and Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the District of Columbia and Maryland, who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and intimate partners from a trauma-informed, sex-positive, and developmental perspective.
As a multi-racial, multicultural individual, Rachel is excited to work with clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and cultures. She is an LGBTQIA+ ally and an ally to all sexual preferences and relationship structures, including open relationships and non-monogamy. As a therapist, Rachel is interested in areas of sexual health and wellness, trauma, and reproductive mental health. In integrating both a systemic approach as well as principles of body-based and mindfulness practices, she strives to help clients process uncomfortable or intense emotions and promote a greater sense of ease and life-satisfaction. Rachel views therapy as client-driven, and endeavors to fully understand and collaborate with those who work with her. Her approach is warm and interactive, with a focus on strengths and curative factors. Informed by contemporary Psychodynamic theories and through a Relational-Cultural lens, Rachel is sensitive to cultural backgrounds and varying power-differentials in interpersonal and societal networks.
Through her experience working in a community mental health center and in the field of addictions, Rachel has helped clients with issues of family conflict, life transitions, grief, effective communication, and intimate partner violence. She has received training in the Gottman method of couples counseling, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy skills, and play therapy, and is interested in incorporating knowledge of neurobiology and art therapy into her practice. Rachel is currently a Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Postpartum Support International (PSI), and the Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness (ACSSW). She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University.
Rachel Klebanov is a licensed graduate professional counselor (LGPC) in the District of Columbia and Maryland working towards her independent clinical professional counselor license (LCPC) under the supervision of Alicia Beltran, LCPC.