Rachel Astarte (she/her; they/them)

Accepting Clients

Transpersonal psychotherapy and transformational life coaching for individuals and couples

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Nyack, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

As a collaborative therapist and shamanic practitioner, I view problems as blessings pointing us in the direction of wellness. Using life’s challenges as a guide, we work together to build the foundation of self you need in order to live an enriching and fully human life. This deep work benefits not only yourself but also your loved ones and the rest of our human family.

My Background and Approach

Along with a focus on self-awareness, I specialize in spiritual development for individuals and couples. I assist clients of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds develop authentic intimacy and compassionate communication. I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, an MFA in Creative Writing, and certifications in Transformational Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy. I received shamanic training from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. My background includes a long career in the arts—writing and acting—which informs my work with creative clients. I offer mindfulness/awareness practices as well as shamanic healing work, based on your need and interest.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My international work has centered on the promotion of humanitarianism through the arts. I am an ordained clergy member, holding the titles of Peace Counselor and Humanist Celebrant since September 2002. I have been a Palestinian-Israeli peace activist since 2003—both as a member of Women in Black in New York City (serving on their Board in 2004) and as the founder of The Astarte Project, through which I organized art events and lectured at such venues as New York City’s New School on the topic of employing the arts as a means toward conflict resolution. In 2007, I traveled to Udaipur, India to work with the Non-government Organization (NGO) Mahan Seva Sansthan, through the Foundation for Sustainable Development’s ProCorp volunteer program. During my two-month tenure, I wrote a documentary film script, “Mahan Seva Sansthan: Educating for Empowerment,” about MSS’s work in rural Rajasthan. I am part of a holistic activist group in Rockland County, marching for BLM and women's rights.

I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 250/session


917-708-7002 Email Rachel
P.O. Box 155
Nyack, NY 10960

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