ABOUT

Rachel Hulstein-Lowe, she/her

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I am trained as a clinical social worker and have been a clinician in private practice in the Metrowest Boston area since 2010. Alongside common areas of focus such as mood disorders, behavior challenges, and familial issues, I have expertise working with young people and adults who are in various stages of gender transition or who are gender nonbinary. 

I endeavor to work with all clients as a compassionate witness. My clients are the experts of their own experience. My role is to empathically listen and facilitate each individual’s or family’s desire to improve the quality of their lives. My therapeutic framework is rooted in psychodynamic concepts. However, to these theories I incorporate other modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, and mindfulness concepts. 


I obtained my B.A. from Truman State University (MO) and my M.S.W. from Smith College School for Social Work. I worked in child and adolescent mental health, dual-diagnosis recovery services, and program development in Northern California and London, England prior to starting my own business. I continue to consult and write about these populations and ways of working.