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Rachel Kitazono, PsyD
My focus is on teaching practical skills to increase well-being, adaptive coping, and resilience.

Our Team

Rachel Kitazono, PsyD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

Let's life-craft together! We can craft the way to living your best life. I use a collaborative style focused on partnering with you to discover what your needs and goals are. My hope is to facilitate meaningful change in order to optimize your well-being and joy in life. I am board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and work with people to maximize behavior changes to improve health. I use an integrative approach that includes cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused strategies, as well as acceptance and commitment techniques. My focus is on teaching practical skills to increase well-being, adaptive coping, and resilience.

Education

BS - Psychology, University of California Davis

MA - Psychology, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium

PsyD - PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium

License Number and State

CA 23299

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I am from a family that is large and diverse and instilled in me the strong value of helping others. I wanted to support others so that they do not feel alone when they are facing any challenges. I wanted to serve as a catalyst in helping people overcome barriers to making positive changes in their lives.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, learning new recipes to cook, watching good shows on TV, being outdoors and staying active.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I connect with a loved one to talk with about something positive.

How do you recharge?

A mindful walk, a cup of tea, a good book, and quiet time.