Create the life you truly want and deserve!
InPsych: Integrative Psychotherapy for your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Everyone deserves to heal deeply and to live with love and freedom. Our approach at InPsych is to join with you and guide you with care and support using traditional and innovative therapies to integrate and heal mind, body, and soul. With this type of therapy, you can expect to not only feel relief from your stress, grief, anger, anxiety, depression, fear or turmoil, but also to transform your pain into greater levels of self-acceptance and personal growth . What does this mean? It means more long-lasting changes!
Here’s what clients are saying:
“My husband said I have gotten more out of my four sessions here than a whole year of therapy before. It is well worth the money.”
“I feel such peace in my heart. I get it now!”
“I love working with you. I got what I wanted out if therapy and more!”
“If you have anyone who is thinking of doing this, tell them it really helps.”
“It’s amazing how I see things so differently during my day. I am aware of everything – and how I have choices where I never thought I did before.”
Here is what other professionals have said about Rachael Stracka:
“I highly recommend Rachael as a strong, dedicated, and ethical psychotherapist. She invests much of her energy and time making sure that she is connected to professionals in the field and understands the latest research to advance her knowledge and expertise as a therapist. I have found her to be passionate about her clients’ well-being and invested in their growth and positive change. She is a great local resource and I am always happy to send clients her way.” – Meg Flemming, LMFT
“Rachael is the consummate professional. This was evident from the time we met during our days at Washington University in St. Louis. Sharp, clever, warm, and caring, she brings value to the environment around her.” –Cheryl Wink, BA
“I highly recommend Rachael as a very competent therapist. I worked with her for many years and always found her to be dedicated to her clients and very knowledgeable. As a psychologist, I have referred Spanish speaking clients to her, as I know that she is skilled in providing therapy in Spanish.” – Nancy Auger, PhD
I love therapy. I love “providing” therapy and I love “receiving” therapy. It is a time dedicated exclusively to you (or me, if I am the “receiver!”). It is so rare to experience this in these times, yet needed more than ever.
My love of therapy started in middle school before I even knew what therapy was. I was the person people (kids then) would talk to about “stuff.” It would be a long time before it became a career and passion for me, but I knew I found human behavior and relationships absolutely fascinating (still do) and that I was honored to be trusted to hear and hold someone’s difficult story (still am).
I felt satisfied and joyful when I could help figure out what someone needed to feel better, which has become even more gratifying for me now as a therapist.With almost 20 years of experience working with clients, I do what I need to do to really understand a client (you), get to the deeper issue(s), and help you “feel better” – however that looks or feels to you. I am invested in your healing, growth, relationships and well-being on all levels – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And I am honored to be a part of it.
If you are interested in some of the details of my education and experience, here they are in a nutshell:
- Washington University in St. Louis – BA
- Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
- San Diego State University – MSW
- LCSW (Licensed)
- BCD (Board Certified)
- Postpartum Health Alliance
- ASRM, MHPG
Professional Experience Highlights:
- Private practice since 2001 – Therapy for individuals, couples, families, and group
- Psychosocial assessments, clinical consultations and supervision
- Adjunct Faculty at California State University San Marcos, Graduate School of Social Work
- Presentations and trainings at CalState San Marcos, Palomar Medical Center, YMCA, 2016 Postpartum Support International (PSI) annual conference
- Trained in EMDR therapy
- RESOLVE professionally-led support group leader
- Lead therapeutic support group facilitator at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps installation
- Outside clinical consultant at Naval Consolidated Brig
- EAP Consultant for Wellpoint Behavioral Health
- Psychiatric Social Worker at Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry
- Coordinator for Spanish-speaking familial sexual abuse group treatment program
So whether your struggle is with infertility, as a new or expectant mom, or with PPD or you are ready to embark on a life with someone or improve the one you have or yearn to be the best parent possible to your child, InPsych can help you!
On the other hand, you may need help figuring out what is going on with you, and that’s ok too!
InPsych can help. You decide if and what you get out of it, and Rachael will be right there with you to “hold” your story and help you reach your best – emotionally, physically, and spiritually.