Meet My Staff

Rachel Gardner
Rachel Gardner, Psy.D. ~ Psychological Assistant

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My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, engaged, and holistic. In my work with clients, I bring curiosity, kindness, commitment, humor, an open heart and mind, and a deep guiding belief in our innate human capacity for healing and growth. My experience has taught me that the therapy relationship can facilitate deep transformation as well as support people in their quests to navigate life transitions, gain skills and self-acceptance, and meet a wide range of life goals.

I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community; and with people living with HIV, cancer, and life-threatening illnesses; complex grief and trauma; internalized oppression, and the challenges of relationships, depression and anxiety, aging and life transitions, and daily and existential stresses. My training in depth and imaginal psychology, somatics, conflict resolution, psychoneuroimmunology, and ecopsychology informs and supports my work, as does my own mindfulness meditation practice and time in the natural world.

A native New Yorker, I am a longtime resident of Sonoma County. I received my BA from Sonoma State University and my Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Meridian University.
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