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 nurturing, supportive, and empathetic environment. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India, with a specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. With over 35 years of experience in the field, she has dedicated herself to the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults, with 25 years spent in private practice. Rachel's career has been marked by impactful leadership roles in non-profit organizations, particularly in areas concerning family violence, sexual assault, rape, and incest. Notably, she served as the Director of Domestic Abuse Services at the YWCA of Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, where she worked extensively with survivors of abuse. Over the years Rachel has served on several boards of non-profit organizations. Currently she serves as the Central Representative on the NASW-NC Board of Directors. Her commitment to specialized training includes Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health at the Postpartum Stress Center in Pennsylvania, under the guidance of leading expert Karen Kleiman and advanced perinatal certification offered by Postpartum Support International. Rachel is deeply invested in supporting women facing infertility challenges and the heartache of pregnancy losses. She played a crucial role in founding and supporting the North Carolina chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI). As Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, she contributed significantly to the organization's development and growth in the region. Through her work with PSI and her continued direct care for mothers and families, she makes a positive difference in the lives of many individuals and helps raise awareness about the importance of maternal mental health support. Rachel's expertise extends to working with cancer patients and individuals coping with long-term illnesses, including the terminally ill and their families. Bereavement and loss are significant aspects of her practice, especially as she supports families through the grieving process. In response to the pandemic's unprecedented challenges, Rachel integrates David Kessler's work on grief and loss into her therapeutic approach, providing valuable support during these difficult times and has also trained as a Certified Grief Educator under David Kessler. Rachel's extensive experience has included working in various regions of the country and internationally. With an inclusive approach, Rachel's practice embraces individuals from all walks of life, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural background, faith, or lifestyle. She recognizes the importance of understanding and respecting cultural nuances in therapy. 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. Her commitment to cultural competence and sensitivity enhances the therapeutic process, empowering clients to navigate life's complexities with authenticity and resilience. Through her comprehensive expertise and compassionate approach, Rachel Mathew remains deeply committed to empowering individuals, couples, and families on their journeys toward healing and fulfillment, 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


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Cary, NC 27511-4496