Rachel Pires, LCSW, RYT


About Me

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.

Education & Experience

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 January 2024) with Beyond Healing Institute - 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, and executive leader in the human services industry. I've worked in a variety of settings including school-based, residential/day-treatment, in-home/community, emergency shelter, wellness center, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings in both the non-profit and private sectors. Presently I am founder and owner of Head and Heart Collective, a boutique private practice in South Florida that specializes in somatic and holistic therapies for adults. I work with individuals both one-on-one and in a group format; as well as offer workshops and retreats.

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

  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • 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