Rachel Freidus – LAMFT, MS
Rachel is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT-10485), who cares deeply about helping people improve their relationships and be their best selves. Her goal is to attune to client’s needs, and provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space, allowing clients to feel heard and valued. Rachel is a warm and empathic therapist who believes in collaborating with clients.
Rachel discovered her passion for helping people while earning her doctorate in social psychology, and learning about the influence that social interactions and relationships have on people’s lives. After working as an instructor and researcher, she then returned to school to study marriage and family therapy at Virginia Tech. Rachel has had the opportunity to work with a diverse client population. At Virginia Tech’s Center for Family Services, Rachel worked with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship distress, ADHD, OCD, and trauma. Rachel also interned at Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic, in the Phoenix Program, a men’s residential substance abuse treatment facility, where she conducted individual and family therapy sessions.
Rachel is completing her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and plans to use this approach, as well as other strength-based approaches, with clients. She hopes that the acceptance that she provides clients will allow them to achieve their therapeutic goals and work through life challenges.
- Low self-esteem
- Identity questions
- Family conflict
- Phase of life difficulties
Common Relationship Concerns:
- Loss of emotional connection from partner
- Difficulty communicating
- Unmet emotional needs
- Unmet physical needs
- Sexless or low-sex relationships
- Feeling stuck in various ways, within the relationship
- Emotional or physical infidelity
- Lacking trust
- Physical illness affecting the relationship
- Having pre-marital/commitment concerns
- Dating difficulties/concerns
- Relationship completion/divorce transition
- Moving on after relationship completion
Through acceptance and support, I hope to create a safe space that will allow clients to grow and be their best selves, and develop healthy relationships with those around them.