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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), Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP), Seeking Safety, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Rachel is also a certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).

Experience: 

  • 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: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma

Additional Areas of Interest: adolescent and family issues, attachment and bonding, behavioral issues, codependency, dual-diagnosis, premarital and marital issues, professional and academic issues self-worth issues, substance use and addiction.