- 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.
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Anxiety is a natural part of life. Each of us experiences some degree of worry in our lives. A level of worry leads to healthy choices, such as wearing a seat belt, taking vitamins and looking both ways before crossing … Continue reading
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
As a psychotherapist and relationship coach, I work with single adults looking for love and navigating the dating world. My clients often come to my office feeling worn out and overwhelmed by the dating process. They may contemplate giving up … 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
2011 is coming to a close and we have the chance to embark on a new year with new beginnings, new attitudes, new choices and new relationships. We have a special opportunity to reflect, grow, learn, let go and approach … 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
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
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
It’s the beginning of a new year. Now is the time to reflect on your parenting relationships and set intentions about the parent that you want to be. Check out some tips for healthy parenting below. 1. Take care of … Continue reading
Relationships with others are incredibly powerful and contribute to the way we feel about ourselves. Some of our relationships offer us support, joy and comfort while others may challenge us, disappoint us or leave us feeling drained. Continue reading
So the question becomes how do seasonal changes relate to stability? The answer lies in the reality that life changes every second and in many cases, without our consent or a signal of warning. Weather, time, seasons and relationships are constantly transforming and we cope best when we are able to adapt to these inevitable parts of life with acceptance and strength. 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