Rachel Thorpe,LCSW, LICSW, DAPA

Rachel Thorpe,LCSW, LICSW, DAPA

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - Sw10379
Secondary Credential: LICSW - Isw00714
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • ValueOptions
Fees: $95-$150 per session sliding scale. many other insurances accepted including tri-care and united health care


4167 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, Florida 34233

My Approach to Helping

Hello, and thanks for reading my profile. I am a mom to two wonderful boys and we recently moved to Sarasota, FL. from Rhode Island. I started working in the Mental Health field in 1989 in a Community Mental Health Center in Rhode Island. My observations of my mother's mental health treatment fueled my decision to become a therapist. As long as I can remember, I knew that I was going to make a real difference in people's lives. I knew that I was highly compassionate, that I would approach treatment in different, varied ways from what my mom experienced. I respect all individuals and I can see the good in everyone. I treat each person like they are worthwhile and I believe that we can all gain a higher quality of life. Sometimes everyone needs a little help to accomplish this and that is where I come in!
I am constantly seeking new, effective treatments that can also be enjoyable. I am a big animal lover, and believe in the power of animals to enrich our lives and trigger our compassion. For that reason, I include animals in my practice. Being greeted by two wagging tails can be highly uplifting!

More Info About My Practice

I believe that offering a variety of therapeutic approaches increases patient wellness. I offer interactive metronome, animal-assisted therapy, and neurofeedback. These effective approaches are fun, and can be highly effective for those who find traditional therapy challenging or who struggle to verbalize their feelings.

I also offer convenient video conferencing therapy. You don't need to be a computer expert to try this approach. Video conferencing makes therapy more accessible, allowing clients to attend sessions while away from home, as well as offering therapy to those who have busy schedules or who are homebound.

I accept many insurances and offer a sliding scale fee schedule.

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

Going to therapy is no different than going to a doctor for a physical problem. As a society, we tend to look at emotional well being as a skill or as a matter of will power without considering the physiological affects of stress. Stress can create profound physical changes including changes in body chemistry which can lead to physiological depression or anxiety. For many people going to therapy can improve quality of life, physical health and remove obstacles to personal growth. In therapy, I like to remind people that emotional well being has a behavioral and physical component and I am here acting as an investigator and a coach. Therapy is a team effort and anyone can use direction once in a while.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Gay, Lesbian, transgender, individuals and couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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