Last edited 07/20/2022
Rachel Kaplan LCSW
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What is your style/approach to therapy?
My style is warm, compassionate, and nurturing, and I take an active role in therapy and will be direct with you in what I am observing. I hope to help you build more confidence and self esteem, and to support you in feeling prepared to tolerate uncertainty and navigate the stressful parts of your life. Our first few sessions will be a time for us to get to know each other and collaborate to develop your goals for therapy. Though I may challenge you at times, it is really important to me that we are working together in a way that feels right for you, always at your pace. Sometimes our sessions will feel like you are talking for most of the time, sharing what has been coming up for you that week or what is causing stress for you. I will be there to support you and provide a safe, non judgmental, and consistent place for you to come with whatever is on your mind. Other times, I may introduce new tools and skills to practice together, give you homework to try on your own between sessions, or share common themes that I am noticing are impacting different areas of your life. And sometimes, we will share a laugh! Because therapy doesn’t mean we will always be focusing on the tough stuff.
What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?
I find telehealth to be an incredibly effective medium to deliver therapy and I am excited that this has become a widely accepted method of delivering these services. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that the relationships and connections I have built with my clients through virtual sessions have been just as successful as in-person therapy. I work with a lot of young adults who have very busy schedules, as well as issues such a chronic illness or anxiety that make it difficult for them to travel to and from a therapist’s office. I believe that without the availability of telehealth, many of the clients I work with would not have sought therapy services. There is also something very intimate and sacred about meeting with someone in their own home setting, where they feel more comfortable and secure and thus often more open to disclosing about themselves and more at ease in general.
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Training / Certifications
Post-Master’s Certification in Palliative and End of Life Care, New York University
Post-Master’s Certification in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, New York University
Postgraduate Training Program in Psychodynamic Approaches in Clinical Practice, National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP)
- New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 088057
- Connecticut, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 12195
- New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 44SC05958700
Master’s in Clinical Social Work, New York University
I use various approaches in therapy, since each client is very different and your needs and the work we do together will evolve and change as you do. My diverse perspective includes using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, relational, mindfulness, and strength-based approaches. My experience working in hospital and private practice settings have deepened my understanding of the impacts of illness, loss, and life transitions on relationship dynamics, self image, and adjusting to new roles.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rachel Kaplan, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Rachel Kaplan, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Rachel Kaplan accepting new clients?
Yes, Rachel Kaplan is accepting new clients.
Does Rachel Kaplan accept insurance?
No, Rachel Kaplan does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Rachel Kaplan offer?
Rachel Kaplan offers therapy for individuals.
Does Rachel Kaplan offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey can book Rachel Kaplan for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Rachel Kaplan offer online therapy?
Yes, Rachel Kaplan offers online therapy to people in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
How quickly can I see Rachel Kaplan?
Rachel Kaplan typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Rachel Kaplan speak?
Rachel Kaplan conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Rachel Kaplan online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Rachel Kaplan online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.