Isabel Frankel Rachlin,LCSW

Isabel Frankel Rachlin,LCSW

Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work Psychotherapist
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: In the geographic are where I practice, my fee is average. When appropriate I lower my fee in order to accommodate those who cannot pay my full fee. Feel free to ask me about this.


Mount Kisco, New York 10549

My Approach to Helping

My psychotherapy practice is based on a few essential beliefs: 1) Creating emotional safety and mutual trust is at the heart of the therapy process. 2) The therapeutic relationship is the vehicle to healing and growing. 3) Humans need connection/relationship in order to thrive, along with a sense of autonomy, and a deep sense of being known and loved in spite of our flaws. 4) Our brains and bodies are biologically hard wired for survival; our earliest relationships teach us what we need to do to feel safe. This hard wiring can change if we have healing interaction with others. 5) Couples/Families can create safety for each other if they learn new ways of relating. 6) Therapy is not an endless process.
I offer individualized therapy and through the work my clients find that: they develop a stronger self image, recognize what they can and cannot control, decrease anxiety and conflict in close relationships and in relationships at work, create emotional safety for those they love as well as for themselves, cope with stress using new skills, understand the connections between what they think, feel, and believe, are able to be more self aware, and learn to live life with a sense of intention, satisfaction, comfort,and pleasure.
I have been a successful therapist for almost four decades, with ongoing training in different therapies. My approach is integrative, relational, and is tailored to the needs of my clients.
Over the years I have been with clients as they discover or share their darkest experiences and most shameful secrets. It is a privilege to work with people, listen to them, witness their life experience, and and empower the to lighten the weight they carry. It is also a privilege to witness as repair in relationships takes place, and to be with patients as they experience growth, strive for goals, and find satisfaction and joy in their endeavors.

More Info About My Practice

The therapy relationship is deeply personal and private. For this reason, I no longer participate on managed care or insurance panels. When appropriate my fee can be adjusted. Appointments are usually once or twice a week in the early stages of therapy. The more consistent the work, the better the results. Therefore, it is important to keep appointments. Cancellations are inevitable due to emergencies or inclement weather. I offer makeup sessions during the same week, or phone sessions during your regular time. Other cancellations require forty eight hours notice. Regular fee will be charged for less than forty eight hours notice.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

Feelings of loneliness, anxiety, betrayal, sadness, confusion.
By exploring feelings and issues that bring to therapy, it is possible to understand what causes the emotional pain, and learn to master and use it, rather than have it control you.
My early training was in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, one of the therapies to spring from Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Over the years I have continued to train a various areas, and have integrated different ways of understanding and helping patients. My original training has always been at the centre of my thinking, and I have returned to the intense study of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I offer therapy to individual adults, couples - heterosexual, gay, lesbian, at any stage in the the relationship. I work with couples contemplating marriage, or other transitions in the relationship, including becoming parents. I also work with clergy for brief pre-martial sessions.

    Additionally I provide parent coaching to parents at all stages of parenting: from parents contemplating becoming parents, to life with an infant, and through launching children into adulthood.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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