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Rachel Koonse, LMFT

Rachel Koonse, LMFT

She/her

Licensed in CA #106691
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Cigna/Evernorth
It is of utmost importance for me to build a therapeutic space that is authentic, safe, and honest, an environment where growth is possible amidst encouragement and support.

My Therapy Style

Entering therapy is a courageous first step toward recognizing your truest potential. As a therapist, I utilize an eclectic approach based on my client's needs. It is of utmost importance for me to build a therapeutic space that is authentic, safe, and honest, an environment where growth is possible amidst encouragement and support.

As we are all unique humans with unique stories, I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy, and tailor my therapeutic style to my client's needs and goals. I draw upon aspects of Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Education & Training

MS - Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I find it a privilege to support and walk alongside my clients in their life journey. We all have periods of life where we need support, and I so deeply benefited from therapy in my own life that I naturally found fulfillment in making it my career.

What are your interests outside of work?

All things nature: hiking, beach, even a run around my neighborhood. I also love all things food: cooking, baking, and eating out.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I have worked at a nonprofit called Cancer Support Community which serves individuals and families impacted by cancer. I love CSC because it is truly a community; through the free programs and services we offer, to relationships that are built, to engagement and collaboration with local treating hospitals, it is a lifeline for so many.

Do you have any pets?

My two fur babies are Zucca and Figaro. They have completely opposite personalities: Zucca is calm and loving, and Figaro is high-energy and marches to the beat of his own drum.