About Rachel Mathew
At Turning Point Psychotherapy Rachel Mathew, psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker seeks to empower individuals at pivotal moments in their lives. Here individual, couples, family and group therapy are provided in a creative, nurturing, supportive and empathetic environment.
Rachel has gained far reaching experience over the past 25 years as a social worker investing in the lives of children, adolescents and adults, 15 of them in private practice. Women’s issues is what she is most passionate about and working in related fields. She has held leadership roles in several non – profit organizations working primarily in the areas of family violence, sexual assault, rape and incest. Rachel held the position of Director of the Domestic Abuse Services of the YWCA of Greenwich, Connecticut. She now continues to work with survivors, male and female. Rachel underwent specialized training in the area of postpartum depression at the Postpartum Stress Center, Rosemont, PA under Karen Kleiman. This and women battling infertility issues are close to her heart.
Rachel has had extensive training and experience working with patients suffering from cancer, which has also led to her working with patients suffering from other long term illnesses. This line of work has given her the privilege of working with the terminally ill and their families. Bereavement and loss and supporting families cope with death and dying have always been a large part of the work she does.
Helping couples reconnect in a more meaningful way, communicate more effectively in their relationships and create more intimacy and trust is a part of her work that gives her a lot of satisfaction. Premarital counseling is an important aspect of couples therapy Rachel provides. She also counsels and helps families making the difficult decision to separate and divorce navigate this extremely difficult journey. She conducts co-parenting classes for couples divorcing to help them be the best parents for their children during a very stressful time.