Rachel Pires, LCSW, RYT


About Me

***Accepting New Clients. Fees/Insurance: $185 60 minute Session; $200 for 75 minute Session. I do not accept insurance, but can provide you with a Superbill for out-of-network benefits. Availability: At this time, I have day-time availability only*** As a Somatic Psychotherapist and Coach, I work with people to heal past hurts, find safety and connection, get unstuck, and uncover the wealth of untapped potential lying within. Serving as a nervous system coach, a guide, a mentor, and advocate, my time and energy is invested in you. Together, we identify your unique strengths and befriend the parts of yourself that is preventing you from accessing that inner reserve of gifts, talents, and intuitive genius. My approach is to work with my clients’ inherent ability to heal through the head (mind) and the heart (body). We focus on calming the nervous system, tap into our strengths and embrace our vulnerabilities so that we can live full, purposeful lives. I would be honored to discuss your needs further and explore how we can work together to support your well-being. I want to ensure that you find the right fit for your therapeutic journey. I offer a complimentary 30 minute initial consultation for all prospective clients.

Education & Experience

I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and am aligned with polyvagal theory, attachment theory and neurobiology, ego state work, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, and somatic psychology. EMDR Therapy is a framework in my counseling, not merely an intervention. My counseling approach is neuropsychoanalytically based, intersubjective, and encompasses interpersonal neurobiology. Education: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Masters Degree in Social Work, New York University. Post-Graduate Education & Certifications: Functional Family Therapy Certification; Trauma-Focused CBT Certification; CBT Certification; Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher; Mind-Body Facilitator, Center for Mind-Body; EMDR Certification (expected completion early 2024) with Beyond Healing Institute; Somatic Integration Processing, Beyond Healing Institute Nov 2023; Mindfulness Life Coach Certification; NLP Life Coach Certification; Law of Attraction Life Coach Certification; Emotional Freedom Technique; Aromatherapy Practitioner; Sound Healing Practitioner. Through these experiences, I've build a strong foundation in meditation and mindfulness, with a decade plus of experience as a clinician, coach, yoga and meditation practitioner and executive leader in the human services industry. Presently I am founder and owner of Head and Heart Collective, a private practice in South Florida that specializes in somatic and holistic therapies for adults. I offer individual therapy, healing intensives and retreats to adults both in person and virtually.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I volunteer at various local non-profits here in South Florida as well as work with Give An Hour, a non-profit that provides therapy and support services to Veterans and their families.

Specialty Area

  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Group


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance

Out of Network Provider