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Rachel Turow Psychotherapy
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PhD Clinical Psychology

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In practice since 2014

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On Mindstead since 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States of America

About This Practitioner

Dr Rachel Turow’s professional training has spanned a broad range of evidence-based approaches to treatment including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), family systems, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Dr. Turow has extensive training in treating individuals exposed to stress and trauma, and who might be experiencing difficulties with depression, dissociation, nightmares, intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, numbing, and/or anxiety. She also helps patients develop self-compassion--the quality of being a kind and effective friend to yourself amidst hardships--which can soothe the self-criticism that exacerbates distress. Her approach to clients is to create individualized treatment programs in order to best address each person's unique needs, preferences, and strength. She welcomes patient feedback into all stages of the therapeutic process, and she works collaboratively with patients to set a therapeutic course and determine its effectiveness. Dr. Turow's work with patients typically focuses on issues such as stress; anxiety; depression; life transitions; trauma; family conflict; self-criticism; marital problems; career and parenting decisions; childhood emotional, physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect; self-esteem; social justice; and difficulties related to medical issues. At the request of the individual, she also provides consultation to teachers, physicians, or other therapists regarding assessment and treatment. Dr. Turow emphasizes respect, collaboration, listening, nonjudgment, compassion, and scientifically sound skill-building in her approach to psychotherapy. Her work reflects a non-pathologizing perspective to psychotherapy. Rather than assuming that "problems" exist only within an individual, she attends to the many family, work, social, economic, political and cultural factors that contribute to suffering, even as she helps patients build their own internal resources and resilience. See more at https://www.rachelturow.com

Additional Credentials

Rachel Turow completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon, a clinical internship at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and worked as a supervising psychologist and research scientist at Rush University Medical Center. Presently, she provides psychotherapy for adults and couples in Seattle, Washington in addition to working as adjunct faculty at Seattle University and at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Turow has written dozens of scientific articles and book chapters, along with the book Mindfulness Skills for Trauma and PTSD: Practices for Recovery and Resilience (2017; Norton Professional Books). She is also a reviewer for several professional journals and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

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