“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.”
Director of Clinical Services
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.
A core member of the NCCT Couples Therapy team since 2013, Rachel is also our Director for Clinical Services.
Her clients appreciate her ability to be warm and simultaneously direct and to support them in diving deep while accessing what is best in themselves. Rachel cultivates connection and offers containment while fostering growth in the couples who work with her. Her fierce belief in the transformative power of challenging moments in relationships helps her couples find new grace and connection.
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 in working with families who are bi-cultural.
Rachel furthers knowledge of couple’s therapy in her teaching as 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 married with two children and two kittens. She is working on her mindfulness practice and loves reading and being outdoors with family and friends.