Rachel Pires, LCSW, RYT


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I work with Therapists, Coaches, Healers and Leaders to heal past hurts, find safety and connection, get unstuck, and uncover the wealth of untapped potential lying within. I offer both weekly 75-90 minute EMDR sessions and Healing Intensives - 3 hour to multiple day intensive sessions. ***Accepting New Clients. NOTE: I do not accept insurance, but can provide you with a Superbill for out-of-network benefits. 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 20 minute initial consultation for all prospective clients.

Education & Experience

I am Certified in EMDR and a Consultant-In-Training with Beyond Healing Institute. Advanced trainings in polyvagal theory, attachment theory and neurobiology, ego state work, focusing, body dreaming psychotherapy, Jungian Psychology, Humanistic psychology 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: Consultant-In-Training EMDR (to be completed June 2025); Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher; Mind-Body Facilitator, Center for Mind-Body; EMDR Certification May 2024 with Beyond Healing Institute; Somatic Integration Processing, Beyond Healing Institute Nov 2023; Body In Mind Training, Beyond Healing Institute March 2024; 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. EMDRIA Member

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Group


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance