Rachael Stracka

LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate

Rachael Stracka

LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS 20306
Secondary Credential: Board Certified Diplomate - BCD # 57122
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free phone consultation to see if it seems like a good fit for you.

InPsych Center standard 45-50 minute sessions range from $115 to $155. Group therapy and support groups are typically $40 per group session with a free first session to see if it works for you.

InPsych Center will provide a superbill for you to submit for "out of network" coverage through a PPO insurance when appropriate.

California Victims of Crime funding accepted.
Evening Availability

Offices

127 E Third Ave, Ste 201
Escondido, California 92025

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My Approach to Helping

Usually people come to therapy with some kind of emotional pain they want to get out of (totally understandable!). Your pain may show itself in dissatisfaction or fighting in relationships, feeling irritable or depressed, angry, anxious, or not enjoying things like before.

Everyone has "stuff" in their life, but my hope is that everyone - and YOU - also know that you are not alone and that you do not have to feel this way forever.

I am committed to working with people either individually, as a couple, or family who want help to change the negative circumstances and patterns they are in.

My goal is to join alongside you to really understand what's going on for you and to identify any deeper issues in order to heal body, mind, and spirit. Through this type of integrative therapy, you may feel relief in being understood (sometimes for the first time), and then be able to create long-lasting changes for the best life you can live.

Personal growth is a wonderful by-product from this process that transforms unconscious suffering into conscious growth.

More Info About My Practice

For over 20 years, I have been honored to work with couples and individuals in North San Diego County.

I also offer evidence based trauma treatment, EMDR, for the healing both older and recent emotional wounds. Please ask for more information if interested.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help first by helping you know that you are NOT alone, that you matter, and that you are understood. This is huge in a world of quick fixes and deep disconnect.

Second, psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to have someone with education, training, experience, and expertise who is not in your personal life work with you to identify and understand what you need to get out of pain and create the life that you want, whether it is in your personal relationships or the workplace, and then to guide you to achieve it.

Third, psychotherapy allows you to have time dedicated solely to you with the main purpose of helping you feel better, have better relationships, and meet the goals that you want to achieve.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

So often people come in to my office saying that they had wanted to go to therapy a long time ago, but that they thought it was for "really messed up people." This is disappointing because nothing could be further from the truth.

I love therapy! I love being the therapist and I love being the client.

The truth is that most people do not go to therapy or counseling or psychotherapy or whatever you want to call it because they are inherently flawed and sick. They go in because they recognize the value in getting help from an educated, trained, and licensed mental health professional whose whole purpose is to assess, join, and help the person out of pain. This is not flawed or weak, but rather brave and smart.

I witness many, many people find their strength, wisdom, clarity, and emotional freedom during therapy. This is no coincidence.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    LGBT, abuse survivors, pregnant and new moms, women and men with infertility, Spanish - speaking, parents, anxiety, trauma

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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