Rachael Schultz, LCSW-C :: Senior Associate Therapist

Prepare/Enrich Certified: No

Office Location: Bethesda: in-person & virtual; Sterling & DC: Virtual only

Availability: weekdays, daytime & evenings

Fees: $180/50-min session; $270/90-min session

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Clinical Special Interests: Anxiety and Stress Management; Life Transitions; Couples Therapy; Dating & Relationship Development; Family, Peer, and Romantic Relationship Challenges, Identity Exploration; Affirming Treatment for LGBTQ+ People and their Families

My background:

I believe in the power of therapy to tap into our existing strengths, foster growth and connection, shift patterns, and move us toward living a more fulfilling life. I work with children (8+), adolescents, couples/partners, and individual adults. I value working with people across the spectra of gender, race, sexuality, and ability. I strive to provide a culturally-informed, non-judgmental, genuine, warm, and empathic space for all clients.

My approach is client-centered and collaborative, drawing from psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Theory (CBT), mind-body practices, trauma-informed approaches, play therapy, and expressive arts. I am currently training in Gottman Couples Therapy.

About me:

Prior to joining Lindsey Hoskins & Associates, I worked as a clinician in elementary, middle, and high schools and in an outpatient mental health setting. Before training as a therapist, I worked as a case manager with individuals experiencing homelessness, Spanish-speaking immigrants, and people involved in the criminal legal system.

I was born and raised in DC, and have lived in several cities before returning. When I’m not working, I love biking around the city, making art, sharing food with loved ones, and spending time with my partner.