holding safe space, walking alongside you

"It is my privilege to work with you. My deep understanding and compassion for the diverse needs of my clients helps me meet you where you are. As a compassionate listener, I provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your emotions, confront challenges, and embark on a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery".
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Rachel Mathew, a seasoned trauma-informed psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy in a supportive environment. She is licensed in both North Carolina and Connecticut. Rachel holds a master’s degree in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, with a specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. With over 35 years of experience, including 25 years in private practice, Rachel has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Rachel has held impactful leadership roles in non-profit organizations, focusing on family violence, sexual assault, rape, and incest. She served as the Director of Domestic Abuse Services at the YWCA of Greenwich, Connecticut, and currently serves on the NASW-NC Board of Directors. Her specialized training includes Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health at the Postpartum Stress Center in Pennsylvania and advanced perinatal certification from Postpartum Support International (PSI). She helped found and develop the North Carolina chapter of PSI and contributed significantly as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Her expertise also includes working with cancer patients, individuals with long-term illnesses, and bereavement support. Rachel integrates David Kessler's work on grief and loss and is a Certified Grief Educator. Her inclusive practice embraces individuals from all backgrounds, ensuring a culturally competent and sensitive therapeutic environment. By acknowledging and honoring diversity, Rachel creates a safe and affirming space where clients can explore their identities, beliefs, and challenges without fear of judgment. Rachel Mathew is dedicated to empowering individuals, couples, and families on their healing journeys through her comprehensive expertise and compassionate approach, toward healing and fulfilment, integrating her experience, faith and commitment to the social work practice.


  • Grief and Loss
  • Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health
  • Women's Health
  • Cancer care
  • Chronic Illness
  • End of life care
  • Caregiver care
  • Religious trauma
  • Gender violence
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Prejudice/Discrimination
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Adoption
  • Personal growth
  • Isolation and Lonliness
  • First responders

Insurance Accepted

  • private pay


  • Assessment and Evaluation: 90 minutes: $185
  • Individual session: 60 minutes: $160
  • Couples/Family session, 60 minuntes: $175


150 Iowa Lane, Suite 101, Cary Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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Cary In-Person Office

Cary, NC 27511-4496