picture of licensed mental health counselor Rachel NewmanI am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington State.  My therapeutic approach is based on the understanding that people are resilient and by talking with a therapist you will begin to gain clarity, deepen your intuition, make better decisions, and feel better.

The people or situation you are dealing with may not change, but you can.  I understand that most issues are related to an imbalance in the system, such as a family system. I incorporate aspects of yoga because of the effective tools for stress reduction, anxiety, and depression.  I have a calming presence, and sincere listening ability, and I provide a space in which you can feel calm, safe, supported, and empowered to share your story.

I offer Psychotherapy, Yoga-Based Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Counseling, Life Coaching, Couples Counseling, and Systems-Based Counseling

BACKGROUND: I’ve been interested in what helps us live better and more sustainably since I was a teenager. At that time I had huge shifts in my attitude and life as the result of wilderness adventures, community building programs, therapy and yoga.  These opportunities helped me understand that being more present in my body, authentically connected to others in my community, and in touch with the natural world were critical to my overall well-being.  

I have worked with teenagers and adults as a therapist, yoga teacher, and ESL teacher in middle and high schools.  My recent work has been with children, teenagers, adults, and families in community mental health clinics and private practice. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent six years teaching English and studying Mandarin in China and Taiwan.


  • Master’s Degree in Systems Psychology
    LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University
  • Master’s Degree in Regional Planning
    Cornell University
  • 500-Hour Affiliate Purna Yoga Instructor Certificate
    The College of Purna Yoga
  • Bachelor of Arts in International and Intercultural Studies
    Pitzer College