Rachel  McKay

Rachel McKay

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Washington Accepting Online
Updated March 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Identity development
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Rachel McKay, LMFT is a humanistic and existentially oriented therapist with a deep interest in relationships and general health. She is unique in her ability to connect and works with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds. Her clients are often people who find themselves in a place where they have achieved many of their goals but internally there are questions related to their sense of self, purpose, and general fulfillment.

Attentive to the process and oriented in the present, Rachel helps clients identify the narrative that shapes their life and what patterns and habits may be inhibiting the next chapter. Utilizing strengths, building self-awareness, healing from past wounds, and accepting what is beyond control often surface in the work that she does with her clients. Rachel provides high-quality professional care without sacrificing elements of a human relationship.

Rachel's training is primarily rooted in systems work; evaluating family, societal, religious, work, community, and cultural systems, and the role that a person has in each. Early in her career, she worked in community mental health and higher education.

Outside of time with her clients, Rachel enjoys adventuring in nature, laughing and sharing a meal with family and friends, and watching a good movie.


Message to clients

I strongly believe in feeling comfortable with the therapist you choose and generally feeling hopeful about therapy. Therapy with me looks different with each person that I work with. I enjoy learning about what makes you unique and how those strengths may help you overcome any challenges that you may be facing. As we build a therapeutic relationship, I strive for genuine connection and consider it a great privilege to sit with you and hear your story. I offer warmth, sincerity, humor, and compassion regardless of circumstances. My style is dynamic and collaborative. I want the space and the process to be helpful for you.

Seeking support is a courageous step. I invite you to continue to press into this journey by setting up a an initial appointment today.


Specialties

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rachel McKay is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Noon-7:30
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am- 3:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-Noon
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Community Wellness Clinic, Intern, 2015 - 2017
Community College Health Center, Mental Health Intern, 2015 - 2017

Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 2, 2017
Intergroup Dialogue & Cultural Competency Training, Level 1, 2017
Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 1, 2016
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Level 1, 2016


Licensure

Washington: LF61036744


Languages

English