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Rachel Israel Heiser

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • Accepting New Clients
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Rachel Israel Heiser
My aim is to empower clients, enabling them to embrace their true potential and advocate for themselves.

Rachel Israel Heiser's style

💭 Open minded 💙 Warm 👂 Listener 🤝 Collaborative

Why Rachel Israel Heiser chose to be in the helping profession

Throughout my life, I have always been fascinated by the power of human connection and the immense value it holds. Recognizing the significance of nurturing relationships, I have consistently gravitated toward occupations that involve supporting and assisting others. These experiences ultimately led me to pursue a career in social work and become a therapist.

Over time, I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact that arises from genuine connections—how simply connecting, validating, and normalizing someone's experiences can alleviate feelings of isolation. Through my professional journey, I have transitioned from merely being a helper or problem-solver to actively walking alongside individuals throughout their personal journeys. My aim is to empower clients, enabling them to embrace their true potential and advocate for themselves.

I find great fulfillment in working with adults across all age groups who are navigating various life transitions, grappling with challenges in relationships and communication, as well as coping with chronic health issues and mental health concerns. I firmly believe that every individual possesses the capacity to learn, grow, and conquer the obstacles they face.

By engaging in the helping profession, I am granted the privilege of facilitating positive change and supporting others on their paths to self-discovery and personal growth. It is my sincere belief that through empathy, understanding, and collaborative efforts, we can all triumph over adversity and cultivate meaningful lives.

Rachel Israel Heiser's approach

In my practice, I embrace a person-centered and collaborative approach to therapy. It is important for me to deeply understand your reasons for seeking therapy, what methods have been helpful to you in the past, the obstacles you have encountered, and your aspirations for this therapeutic journey. This approach allows me to tailor the treatment specifically to your needs by drawing from various therapeutic modalities.

Together, we will explore and identify different tools and techniques that can assist you in effectively managing your emotions, enhancing your well-being, and supporting your overall mental health. In certain situations, I may suggest engaging in "homework" or practicing specific exercises outside of our sessions to reinforce your progress towards your goals.

Ultimately, my aim is to help you develop and integrate coping skills and strategies that are unique to your situation, empowering you to improve your overall quality of life. Throughout the therapeutic process, I will work closely with you to ensure that you feel heard, validated, and supported.

By fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship, I believe we can navigate the challenges you face together and cultivate a more fulfilling and balanced life. My commitment is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore, heal, and grow at your own pace.

What you can expect from sessions with Rachel Israel Heiser

I understand that taking the step to begin therapy can be a significant decision. Therefore, I place great importance on establishing a strong connection and creating a safe and welcoming environment. In our sessions, you can expect to find a compassionate, sincere, and grounding presence.

I will dedicate time to truly understand how your life experiences have shaped you and influenced your approach to the world. As our therapeutic relationship evolves, I will introduce different perspectives for you to consider. I will help you reframe your thoughts and feelings, and gently challenge you in order to support your personal growth and development.

Throughout our sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of yourself and your life. I will encourage you to reflect on your experiences, emotions, and patterns of thinking. Together, we will uncover insights and identify new possibilities for your journey.

I aim to provide a non-judgmental space where you can express yourself freely and authentically. Your thoughts, feelings, and concerns will be met with empathy and understanding. My intention is to help you discover and embrace the best version of yourself while respecting your unique needs and pace.

By fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship, I will be there to support you as you navigate challenges, gain new perspectives, and achieve personal growth. Together, we will work towards enhancing your well-being and creating positive changes in your life.

Rachel Israel Heiser's experience working with the Jewish community

In my professional journey, I have had the privilege of working at a mental health clinic affiliated with a Jewish organization. This experience has provided me with valuable insights into the unique needs and perspectives of individuals within the Jewish community. Moreover, I have had the opportunity to work with clients who identify themselves as Jewish, both from a cultural and religious standpoint.

During my interactions with Jewish clients, I have encountered individuals who are actively engaged in their faith and participate in various religious practices. Conversely, I have also worked with clients who may have a more relaxed or less observant approach to their Jewish identity.

Having been raised in a conservative Jewish household, I bring personal familiarity with Jewish traditions and customs to my work. Nevertheless, I am equally comfortable and skilled in working with clients from diverse Jewish backgrounds, including those whose experiences and beliefs may differ from my own.

My goal is to create a therapeutic space that respects and honors each client's unique identity and journey. I approach my work with a deep sense of cultural sensitivity and understanding, recognizing that Judaism is not a monolithic experience but encompasses a wide range of beliefs, practices, and interpretations.

By integrating my professional expertise with an appreciation for the diversity within the Jewish community, I strive to provide tailored and inclusive support to individuals seeking therapy. It is my commitment to foster an environment where clients feel safe, heard, and supported in exploring their mental health and well-being within the context of their Jewish identity.

Languages spoken


People I work with

Adults Elders (65+) Individuals Couples

Personal religious affiliations


Jewish community experience


Licensed to work in

Massachusetts, New York

NYC, New York

8 years in practice


  • LCSW. License number 088842


  • MSW by Boston University

Average costs per session

$100 - $150

Payment Methods

  • Insurance
  • Sliding Scale
  • Free consultation
  • Credit Card


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Optum

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