- 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.
Category Archives: Relationships
There is a lot to navigate in the dating world. Sometimes decoding the words of others creates confusion and discomfort, especially during a breakup. Often times woman use the dreaded “Let’s just be friends” phrase to end her relationship with … Continue reading
On your search for Mr. Right, there’s potential to get caught up in the fantasy of love and romance, the superficial stuff, his looks, etc. When you are caught up in the above, it becomes difficult to get to know … Continue reading
Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s Mental Health Blog- Shifting Our Thoughts and Our Focus Away From Things and Back To Our Relationships…
The above image offers us a powerful message. It brings our attention to the (sometimes) distorted nature of our society and asks us to rethink the ways we relate to people and things. It stirs up questions such as- How … Continue reading
10 Things We Can Do to Contribute to Internal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Peace http://www.cnvc.org/Training/10-steps-peace 1) Spend some time each day quietly reflecting on how we would like to relate to ourselves and others. (2) Remember that all human beings have … Continue reading
During a psychotherapy session with a brilliant client earlier this week, I felt captivated by his wisdom. He reflected on his life and failed past relationships with a sense of ownership, poise, clarity and safe distance. He examined a failed … Continue reading
We all have been wounded, disappointed, hurt and angry in our lives. Many times these wounds aren’t fully healed, and in fact are still open. Wounds involving others wronging us or harming us can be especially difficult to heal from. … Continue reading
I’m a believer that the relationship that we have with ourselves is by far the most crucial in developing a sense of wellness and healthy connections with others. We understand others through gaining an understanding and awareness of ourselves; we give back to others by learning to take care of our own needs; and when we truly love ourselves, we are able to love others in a genuinely satisfying way.
We have the somewhat difficult task of meeting and interacting with many different people in a variety of settings and situations. We naturally evaluate how a new person may fit into our lives and we gather information about a person based … Continue reading
Make a list of people who have guided, inspired or helped you throughout your life. Think about your entire life (including your childhood) and reflect on the people who offered you support, guidance, empathy, inspiration, knowledge, etc. Continue reading
We all have a life story that includes the high points and low points, twists and turns and important moments on our journey through life. Our life stories are made up of the events, situations, relationships, experiences and interactions that influence us and shape our existence. Negative, positive, pessimistic or optimistic themes emerge in our life stories depending on our perspective. We can view our struggles as opportunities for reflection and self-growth or view ourselves as victims in our struggles. We can blame others and downplay our own roles or find compassion to forgive, let go and move through life with grace and responsibility. We each have an important choice. Continue reading
Life is complicated…It is healthy to view life as is.
It is unhealthy to view life as all good or all bad. Life experiences may be fun, exciting, annoying, frustrating, difficult, enjoyable and anxiety-provoking all at once. It is part of the human experience to feel- we may feel good (positive) or bad (negative) and we are supposed to feel a bunch of emotions in between. It is important to allow ourselves to feel and make sense of our experiences, interactions and relationships without reacting to all emotions. Continue reading
Let’s say thank you to the heros around us and think about the heroic deeds that we can do to leave a positive impact on the world. We don’t have to have a superhero outfit to be someone’s hero! Remember, as we learned from Spiderman, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Continue reading
Healthy relationships enhance wellbeing, lead to further happiness and lower levels of stress. Below are ten tips to help create more joy, balance, healthy communication, fun, learning and gratitude between you and your partner. Continue reading