rachel Schimmel    Psychotherapist

rachel Schimmel



Rachel Schimmel

Psychotherapist, LMSW

Rachel began her career in Louisville, Kentucky, working on behalf children in therapeutic foster care and residential treatment. After moving to New York, Rachel secured a position as a Family Worker and Special Needs Specialist at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Head Start program where she provided counseling and crisis intervention services to families, as well as facilitating support groups. Additionally, she supported parents in navigating and advocating for their children's special education services throughout the five boroughs. Throughout her time and Comprehensive Family Services Rachel has performed forensic social work, advocating for at-risk, abused, and neglected foster children and their families, assisting foster care agencies in securing critical resources, and completing observatory and therapeutic visitation services for families presenting with neglect, abuse, custody, domestic violence, and divorce. In addition to her extensive advocacy and forensic experience, Rachel provided substance abuse treatment at a reputable outpatient New York City treatment center. Rachel is a dedicated and caring therapist, drawing upon a variety of approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy. She enjoys working with children, teenagers, adults, and families to address issues concerning family conflict, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, relationship issues, trauma, special needs, educational concerns, behavioral issues, and self-esteem.