“The choice was counseling or separation. Rachel saw us at our worst,
and helped us on our way back to being our best. Rachel helped us fight
for our marriage and our family instead of fighting each other.”
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Rachel Stein has been working with couples, families, and adults for over 15 years, and is a graduate of the University of Southern CA where she received her Masters in Clinical Social Work, and from Smith College where she earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience.
A core member of the NCCT Couples Therapy team since 2013, Rachel is also our Intake Coordinator.
With an uncanny ability to be warm and simultaneously direct, Rachel’s approach inspires individuals to dig deep and access what is best in themselves. She is that rare therapist who can cultivate connection and offer containment, while still fostering growth in the couples who work with her.
In addition to advanced training in both Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Rachel has extensive training and experience in working with parents on challenging issues and has specialized training in postpartum mood disorders. She is also fluent in Spanish and experienced at working with families who are bi-cultural.
An Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Social Work programs at Smith College where she teaches Couples Therapy, and at UConn where she teaches Social Work, Rachel is both a gifted teacher and clinician.
Rachel is married with two children, and when not wearing multiple professional hats she enjoys cultivating her mindfulness practice and having adventures with her family and friends.