Rachel Melvald is a practicing Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with infants, children, adults, couples and families. In her training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor outpatient and inpatient settings, Rachel developed her practice in a family systems-psychodynamic framework. During her 13 years of work with the Department of Mental Health, Rachel has become familiar with the organizational system's impact on the mental health of the client. Her further training in Infant Mental Health and Attachment models further influenced her therapy practice to treat the client in the developmental trajectory through an object-relations lens. Her certification in Somatic Experiencing has further enhanced her practice to treat acute and chronic and developmental trauma. Her certification as a Kundalini Yoga teacher and as a REIKI energy healer allows for Rachel to incorporate body and energy work into this realization process. She is further trained in mindfulness and uses guided imagery to unlock unconscious blocks. She is currently training as a Jungian Analyst, as she incorporates dream work and image in the therapeutic process. She accesses the spiritual self in however a client wishes to define it for themselves. Rachel specializes in self-esteem, encouraging positive self-growth to help clients actualize life goals both personally and professionally. With her combined experience in studying fine art and architecture, Rachel continues to specialize in working with clients who want to improve the exterior of the physical self and one's own environment while staying focused on healing the inner life.