Rachel Cutler MSW, LCSW-C is a therapist in Rockville, Maryland, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders, survivors of trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Rachel has experience working in a variety of settings including residential programs for adolescents, a school, an adoption agency, and a foster care program.
Rachel has completed trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. She has a certificate in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, she has completed trainings in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.
She has experience working with trauma survivors, including victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and those struggling with grief and loss. She is a certified Child Welfare Trauma Trainer and has a certificate in Mental Health First Aid.
Rachel is an active member of various organizations including, The National Eating Disorder Association, The International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals, and The Greater Washington Society For Clinical Social Work.
She has been interviewed as an eating disorder expert in media including Psych Central and Psychology Today.
I tailor my approach for each individual client, however I particularly enjoy using elements of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. I also find it beneficial to incorporate the latest research on neuroscience.
I use a Health At Every Size Approach and believe that this is a crucial element to helping people make peace with food and their bodies. I believe that this approach needs to be adapted by everyone, not just those in the eating disorder field.
In my work with trauma survivors, I create a warm, safe environment for clients to heal from their pasts and learn to create more meaningful futures. I believe in a holistic approach and encourage collaboration with loved ones and other providers.
Being a therapist is my passion. There is truly nothing better than helping clients transform their lives. Full freedom is so possible.
*I am taking on a limited number of new therapy clients. If spots are full, I am happy to refer you to another clinician or put you on a wait-list.
"Anyone would be lucky enough to receive therapy from Rachel Cutler. She truly meets each client where they are and provides excellent therapy. Her approach is warm and compassionate. She has the ability to make her clients feel safe, supported, and cared for. She has a very comprehensive background as a therapist but is always staying on top of learning and growing as a clinician. As someone that has worked with Rachel first hand I can attest to her excellent clinical skills and warm personality."