Welcome! I am Rachel Seely and I am happy you’re here and considering taking this step. It can be challenging to ask for help, but you are not alone here and I welcome all of you to this process, especially the parts that are fearful or resistant. I believe in the innate capacity for healing and feel honored to be a guide and a partner in this process of discovery and evolution.
My approach to growth and transformation is rooted in acknowledging hardships with compassion and generating the proper conditions for shedding what is no longer needed and encouraging nourishment where it is needed most. This framework is nature-based and interconnected because it allows us to expand beyond “the self” into a web of wholeness, while also helping us to connect more deeply within. Drawing from intrinsic health and wisdom and tending to vulnerability can help us become more fully alive and human.
Professionally, I am drawn to times of transition and the unknown. I love walking beside those facing life’s hardships and I love witnessing the resilience and beauty of humanity. I have worked as a postpartum doula, a hospital and hospice chaplain, and currently as a trauma therapist. I specialize in personal & spiritual growth, chronic illness, death and dying, life transitions & loss, relationship issues, childhood trauma, and gender/sexual trauma.
I offer a mindfulness-based, somatic approach to individual and couple counseling. My intention is to develop safety and resources for you to experience more embodied presence, awareness, and resolution of distressing issues. Together we will explore emotions, painful memories, relationships, losses, and patterns of behavior that feel limiting or self-defeating. I pay special attention to “old wounds” which interrupt the safety of relational functioning. These often perpetuate cycles of dissatisfaction in body, heart, & soul.
Trauma work can help integrate fragmented parts of oneself and relieve anxiety, depression, anger, health concerns & post-traumatic stress. I use EMDR as a primary method for working with trauma. As a PACT-trained therapist, I support couples in working to improve communication, understanding and secure functioning. These methods help couples develop and maintain connection within conflict and find pathways to repair. I also draw on my many years of mindfulness practice to bring an open, attentive presence to you and your needs.
- MA Clinical Mental Health: Concentration in Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling, Naropa University
- MA Buddhist Studies: Concentration in Engaged Buddhism, Naropa University
- BS Psychology, Colorado State University
Additional Experience & Training
- PACT Couple Counseling (Level 1 & 2)
- Ceremony & Rites of Passage Global Training
- Somatic Soul-based Trauma Training
- Equine Facilitated Therapy Practicum
- Therapeutic Nature-based Interventions (currently enrolled)
- Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (currently enrolled)
- Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Teacher Training
- Clinical Pastoral Education
- Intensive Gestalt Training
Although we do not accept insurance for our therapeutic services, some insurance providers may reimburse you for a portion of out-of-network expenses. Please contact your provider and confirm your options. We offer a range of pricing and a number of sliding scale spots in an effort to make our services accessible to a wider range of people.