Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI

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Sometimes you find yourself at a crossroads. The habits and behaviors you've relied on in the past are no longer working. You know it's time to find a new approach, yet it can be confusing to decide where or how to start. This is where counseling comes in.
Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI can help you find a clear path out of your current struggles. 
Therapy has gotten a bad rap in our culture because of the belief that people should be able to solve their own problems ("pull yourself up by the bootstraps"). Also, many people see their friends and family as the best sources of help, which is often true. Sometimes, however, it is useful to find a person with an objective view. This outside perspective is what a therapist can provide. Therapy is about you and helping you get the most out of life. It is a time to drop your defenses and get real in a safe, confidential space. A therapy relationship is unique and different from any other daily interaction.  
I help clients understand their lives and their goals more clearly. Together we can help you create a more satisfying life. My approach to therapy is integrative, which means I rely on several proven techniques depending on the situation, including client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and existential. Because everyone is different, I utilize the best techniques for my clients at the appropriate time. Click here to schedule a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation to see if we would be a good fit.
I specialize in helping writers, artists, and musicians overcome creative anxiety and build their self-confidence. I also co-facilitate an anxiety and depression therapy group, as well as a 12-week therapy group based on the book "The Artist's Way," by Julia Cameron.   

Other specialties include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Personal growth
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Coping skills
  • Resolving family conflict
  • Couples counseling​​ 

I am a prelicensed Marriage & Family Therapist. What does this mean? After earning a master's degree, prelicensed therapists are required to obtain 3,000 hours of supervised experience before sitting for the licensing exam. During this time we are referred to as MFT Interns. As a recent graduate I am up to date on the most current therapy research. I am also supervised by a licensed therapist. This means that even though you will see only me during our sessions, you will have the benefit of an additional therapist reviewing your case. Because I am prelicensed, I am also able to charge much less than most licensed therapists.
At your first session I will ask you to arrive about 10 minutes before your appointment time to complete paperwork. We will spend the session getting to know each other and diving into your concerns as much as you feel comfortable. I try to make each session useful and memorable for my clients, and the first session is no exception. Feel free to contact me for a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.     

Rachel Moore Reaches

San Diego CA