Rachel Keller, LICSW

Clinical Sex Therapy Associate

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I wanted to put more clearly in writing how much I appreciate the work we did together over almost two years. It was a difficult time for me, and I would be much worse off at this point without [Rachel’s] help and guidance. I now have new skills and frameworks and theories to apply to relationships, and feel emboldened to ask for what I want and to treat my feelings with respect, even when they need a reality check. So, thank you.


–M.P.

Rachel works with individuals, couples, and families, and truly appreciates working with people in alternative relationship structures. Having been a school social worker for many years, Rachel is particularly skilled at working with parents and families in crisis. This strength has transferred over to her work with couples where her style as a therapist is highly empathetic, coupled with a calm, down-to-earth and relaxed way of being, even in contentious situations with clients. Her work often uses narrative, feminist, disability rights, and attachment theory approaches. She is a former board member of the Board of Directors for DiversityWorks in Oakland, CA, and continues to be an active advocate in issues connected to diversity.

Described as an open and kind therapist, Rachel loves helping people figure out the contradictions in their lives, and find their places in the world. She is proficient in conversational Spanish. Rachel is famed at NSTA for her amazing baked goods and culinary expertise, and she really enjoys being a parent in the Pioneer Valley.

Education:
Pitzer College, BA in American Studies and Gender Studies
School of Social Work at San Francisco State University, MSW

Training:
Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Levels 1 and 2
SSTAR—Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Spring Conference 2016

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