- BA in Sociology of Health & Medicine | University of Michigan
- Master’s in Social Work | University of Michigan
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Type of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Humanistic Therapy
- Racial Justice Allied
- Chronically Ill & Disabled
About Rachel Levy
Thank you for pausing to read my bio. Whether this is the first or four-hundredth therapist bio that you have read, I am honored to be part of your journey towards self-empowerment, wellness, and wholeness.
A little about my practice: Therapy can be an opportunity to learn more about how you connect to yourself, to your surroundings, to your community, and to your values. It can allow you to heal past versions of yourself, as well as to trust future versions of yourself. Building a satisfying life can be really hard work! I see my role as a facilitator and mediator between you, your thoughts, and your goals so that you can use the moments of challenge in your life to grow.
A little about me: I earned my Master’s in Social Work, a certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership, and a certificate in Graduate Teaching at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. During my training, I worked with diverse populations across the state of Michigan that spanned race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, immigration status, disability, and more. Specifically, I have worked with men (ages 18-70) who have perpetrated domestic violence as well as with survivors of DV, intimate partner violence (IPV), and sexual assault. I have worked with college students, adults, and seniors on building healthy relationships, managing anxiety and depression, and working through health-related trauma. In addition, I have been involved in the Serious Fun Network, an organization that provides sleepaway camp experiences for children (8-16 yo) with chronic or life-threatening conditions. When I am not wearing my therapist hat, I volunteer as an on-call doula (what is a doula?), sing in a local choir, and explore the beautiful state of Michigan.
I applaud you for making it until the end. Finding the right therapist for you requires patience, bravery, and humility and I am excited by the possibility of the work that we can do together.
Unique Approach to Therapy
What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my patients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At Start My Wellness, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes Start My Wellness world-class.
Specialized & Extended Training
What makes Rachel Levy stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Start My Wellness therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Rachel from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to patients.