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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).

Experience: 

  • 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