Rachel Needham, LMFT, APCC
Rachel Needham is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #106718) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (CA #3763). She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Rachel has training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Rachel is also a certified in both Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP).
Marriage and Family Therapist at Family Therapy Center (2018-present).
Teaching Developmental Psychology and Counseling Practice Theories at John F. Kennedy University (2018 to present).
Level II Clinician in the Intensive Outpatient Program with Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ Families First) (2017-2018)
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with John F. Kennedy University Community Counseling Center (2017)
Counselor with John F. Kennedy University’s Expressive Arts Camp (2016)
HRSA-Grant-funded traineeship with John F. Kennedy University Community Counseling Center and the Cupertino Union School District (2015-2016)
Counselor with John F. Kennedy University’s Expressive Arts Camp (2015)
Special Areas of Interest:
Adults who are supporting aging parents
Anxiety and depression
Grief and Loss
Additional Areas of Interest: adolescent and family issues, attachment and bonding, behavioral issues, codependency, dual-diagnosis, life transitions, premarital and marital issues, professional and academic issues self-worth issues, substance use and addiction, trauma