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Rachel Filson Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida
Rachel Filson , LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Online only

Accepting new clients

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated to helping clients break free from old patterns and process root issues.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. Making the choice of who you feel most comfortable sitting down and discussing your goals and vulnerabilities with is an important and sometimes overwhelming decision. My goal in the therapy room is to always help you feel as supported and heard as possible. Together, we will work collaboratively to find a tailored approach to meet your individual needs.

I am an LGBT+ and neurodiversity affirming provider based out of Sarasota, FL. I use an integrative approach that considers the role of both mind and body, as I believe neither are fully separate and both are equally important to mental health. Treatment modalities I may use include CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, and holistic coaching. My approach is very client-centered and I believe every client has the right to choose their own treatment path and collaborate together on what that plan looks like.

For traditional talk therapy, I use a variety of interventions including CBT, psychoeducation, feminist therapy and holistic coaching depending on your unique needs and preferences. I use a neuroscience-informed approach and aim to help you learn how to change the patterns your brain has been making for years that are keeping you stuck. At the same time, I also recognize the importance of societal and external factors that may be contributing to your mental health and we can explore those together.

I also understand not every client will benefit from solely talk therapy. For many, past traumas becomes "stuck" in the hippocampus of the brain and can contribute to PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and other clinical concerns. ​For clients who need to re-process trauma in a way that helps the brain to encode the memory without the intense emotional charge, EMDR may be a perfect fit.



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Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Parents & Caregivers


  • English

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