Mrs. Rachel A Lewis, LMHC, NCC, EMDR

(She/Her)
Preferred Name: Rachel

Online Therapy

About Me

With over 20 years of clinical experience working in behavioral health, I believe that people are resilient, and that resilience becomes our beacon to self-discovery and emotional healing. I believe that everyone has the power to live the life they want, and I tailor my counseling and support to help foster the healing and empowerment process. I love to help clients explore their potential with evidenced based techniques that can help increase life satisfaction and promote healing. I believe that everyone's journey in life is personal and that therapy should honor and support that.

Education & Experience

Qualifications Years in Practice: 22 Years License: New York / 011283-01 School: Sage Graduate School Year Graduated: 2000 Additional Credentials Certificate: EMDR Psychotherapist Certificate Date: 2021 Certificate: NYS Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services / 12808 Certificate Date: 2021

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I opened the first bilingual outpatient clinic program in Albany, NY. This program was a satellite clinic that became a full-service outpatient clinic program providing counseling, case management, medical and medication services. The data used in this program helped to build the template for future bilingual outpatient program in NYS and Puerto Rico. I have been a partner in the REACT SAMSHA research grant program. The study measured and examined the importance of early intervention of medication assisted therapy for high-risk populations housed in the Albany County Jail. I was the chairwomen for the Police and Race Taskforce Committee for Fulton and Montgomery Counties. This taskforce has gathered data through research with community leaders, law enforcement agencies, provided educational support to address implicit bias and to promote understanding of racial inequality.

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealth

Optum, CDPHP