Rachel Shopper (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Couples/relationship counseling for connection and shared meaning. Creative, experiential therapy for folks experiencing life transitions.

Counselor in Asheville, NC

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Maybe your past sneaks up on you in ways that you can’t ignore, or the future you planned is no longer possible. Maybe you want more connection and ease in your relationship, but you keep running into each other’s walls. I work with individuals and couples who are ready to face their roadblocks with compassion and courage, to build ways of living and connecting that bring you more alive. A small, precious voice inside you whispers, 'I was made for something truer than this'.

My Background and Approach

I come from a background facilitating nature-based transformational experiences and teaching yoga. This influences my approach to counseling: my work is holistic and strengths based. I like to help clients uncover their innate curiosity, power, and sense of wonder. Have you ever felt like you could talk yourself—and your therapist—in circles, but it was a waste of time and never translated to meaningful change? Yeah, me too. My own journey for healing has taught me many things, principal among them that we learn through experience. I combine talk therapy with other evidence-based techniques such as expressive and creative arts, role play, ecotherapy, and movement and body awareness. These techniques allow you to have a new experience RIGHT NOW, which helps your brain update your understanding of the world and yourself. Change still may not happen overnight, but experiential therapy plants seeds that grow when you continue to nurture them.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe there’s nothing wrong with you—it’s just that you’ve outgrown past ways of doing things. Ways of doing things that once maybe even saved your life. I believe that when we heal ourselves, we heal the world. When we learn how to treat ourselves and others with love and justice, it breaks the chain of suffering that people pass from one person to another, and onto our planet. What if things needed to fall apart in order for you to get what you want most? What if the pain you want to run from is the door to your most badass self? Oftentimes the places inside we fear most hold the greatest possibility. As downright excruciating as it can be to face those places, the power and healing that result can be profound. I’m familiar with the balance of grit and surrender necessary to do the vulnerable healing work of therapy. Let’s take some calculated risks for the sake of greatness. Book a free 20-minute consultation to get to know me and see if we’re a good fit.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $155 - 190/session


8285447999 Email Rachel
68 Grove St
Asheville, NC 28801

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