Rachel Filson


Rachel Filson


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - SW20555
Secondary Credential: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - Interim Telehealth Registration - 089.0135007TELE
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Health Care
Fees: I am in-network with several insurance companies. For out-of-network clients, my standard rate is $120 per session. me
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


1226 N. Tamiami Tr
Suite 301
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Burlington, Vermont 05401

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My Approach to Helping

I use an integrative approach that considers the role of both mind and body, as I believe neither are fully separate and both are equally important to mental health. I am both a neurodiversity and LGBT+ affirming provider. Talk therapy modalities I may use include CBT, psychoeducation, feminist therapy and holistic coaching depending on your unique needs and preferences. I use a neuroscience-informed approach and aim to help you learn how to change the patterns your brain has been making for years that are keeping you stuck. At the same time, I also recognize the importance of societal and external factors that may be contributing to your mental health and we can explore those together.

I understand not every client will benefit from solely talk therapy. I'm proudly training in EMDR. For many, trauma becomes "stuck" in the hippocampus and contributes to PTSD, anxiety, and other concerns. For clients who need to re-process trauma in a way that helps the brain to encode the memory without the intense emotional charge, EMDR may be a better fit.

I know making the choice of who you feel most comfortable sitting down and discussing your goals and vulnerabilities with is an important and sometimes overwhelming decision. My goal in the therapy room is to always help you feel as supported and heard as possible. If you feel I may be a good fit, I would be honored to work with you on your journey.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBT, LGBT+, neurodiverse, women's issues, young adults, college students

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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