Rachel Gipson (she/her)


I started my practice in 2016 with the goal of emphasizing our shared human experiences as a part of mental health.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Sherman Oaks, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Maybe you need a brain organizer, or a reality checker, or a reaction approver, or a crisis stabilizer, or an existential dread container. Maybe you need a partner and witness as you confront difficult experiences or mourn losses. Maybe you feel stuck and don't know why. Or you are struggling with the disruption and distress of anxiety or depression. Or feel ready to dive into personal exploration and growth. Whatever the reason you might be seeking therapy, you deserve to be heard.

My Background and Approach

So often, I am contacted by someone looking to be "fixed." And just as often, the part that seems to need fixing is an understandable, human response to difficult circumstances and internal beliefs. After many years of having the privilege of hearing your stories, I can confidently say that although our lived experiences are different and diverse, there is a sense of connectedness and universality in our felt experiences. We are all messed up, but doing the best we can. We are all human. I take a personalized and eclectic framework, grounded in the following modalities: ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) Existential Therapy CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Feminist Therapy Compassion-Focused Therapy In addition to private practice, I have provided mental health support in a variety of settings with diverse populations.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

-I am not a neutral, passive therapist. I talk, care loudly, and have opinions. Although your voice is centered, I am an active partner in our therapy sessions. -I swear. Sometimes a lot. Not with your kids! And not if you don't want me to. But it is my comfort zone. I share this in case you wonder if you need to be on "good behavior" in therapy. You don't. And shouldn't! -I will never ask you to accept or adjust to oppressive systems. Anger, hurt, outrage, or skepticism are reasonable reactions to systemic injustice and your emotional response will never be silenced in the name of "mental health." I welcome feedback and collaboration. You are the expert on you, and I work with you to determine the goals, pacing, and content of therapy. Although I might therapeutically "nudge," you will never be forced to share anything you don't feel comfortable discussing. -I will do everything in my power not to refer to your experience as a "journey."

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session

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