- Rachel Dack is a Licensed Psychotherapist and a Nationally Certified Counselor who is passionate about helping others achieve positive wellbeing and partake in healthy, satisfying relationships with others. Rachel offers psychotherapy for individuals (children, adolescents and adults), couples and families in her Bethesda, Maryland office. Rachel also serves as a relationship coach for adults who are looking for love and would like support with dating, intimacy and relationship building. Services are offered in Rachel's office or over the phone.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
There are significant costs associated with interacting with energy vampires. After we encounter energy vampires, we tend to feel exhausted and drained. We have let go of some or all of our positive energy and we must find ways to protect ourselves from future encounters. So what can we do to protect ourselves from energy vampires and keep OUR positivity in OUR energy tanks? Continue reading
What is inner peace? It is can be described as the state of being emotionally, mentally and spiritually at peace that keeps us grounded during stress and conflict. It is peace of mind and homeostasis that protects us from overwhelming stress. Finding peace within helps us manage challenges with strength and clarity. It helps us stay true to ourselves and creates happiness from within. Continue reading
As the holidays approach, we are reminded to give thanks, but ideally we would remember to feel and express gratitude each day. There are endless possibilities for showing gratitude for those who enrich your life, including your teachers, family members, colleagues, friends, boss, coffee barista, dog walker, etc. Find ways to act on your appreciation daily- you will feel happier and so will they! Continue reading
Reflect on what you are grateful for and thankful for in your life. Who and what cultivates a state of gratitude in you? What do you appreciate in your life? Write about or make a list of all of the … Continue reading
Thanksgiving is only a few days away! Whether you are a fan of the holiday or not, Thanksgiving sends a powerful message to all. It is a holiday that urges us to give thanks and show our appreciation for what we have. Thanksgiving is a reminder to slow down, and feel thankful for the relationships, possessions, and other positive gifts and experiences that have enhanced our lives. Continue reading
On this beautiful fall day, I was driving in my car and listening to the radio. One of my favorite songs, “The Remedy” by singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, played on the radio as I attempted to sing along. I have always … Continue reading
I just came across this excerpt adapted from Dr. Ronald Alexander’s book, Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change (New Harbinger Publications, 2009). I will have to check his book out! In the … Continue reading
Yesterday it rained a beautiful and powerful rain with periods of soft drizzle and periods of loud, intense flow. It stirred up the leaves falling from the trees and took the leaves on a windy adventure to a new place. … Continue reading
Bliss represents a state of profound joy, happiness and satisfaction. Some call it paradise or pure contentment. Bliss is captured and experienced through different life events. For some, soaking in the sun, watching the flow of the waves and taking … Continue reading
Over the weekend I enjoyed a philosophical discussion with a friend about the history of our relationships through face to face, physically present interactions. The type of communication in which eye contact, body language, and genuine interest is necessary for … Continue reading
It’s important to acknowledge your little victories. These little victories become the footprints and pathways to achieving goals, visions, and ideas for the future. Although a step in the right direction may feel small or inadequate, it is a step … Continue reading
So what can parents do to protect their children from experiencing the burdens of their stress?
The world takes care of us- as we give, we are given back to. I have had countless experiences showing me the beauty of giving to others. Just the other day, as I ran out of the organic coffee beans … Continue reading
Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s Mental Health Blog: The Practice of Being Open Be careful where you walk. Or should I say be open to what you walk over? Take it or leave it, but inspiration is everywhere when we open … Continue reading