Hi! My name is Rachelle ("Chelle") Pean and I am a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) who lives in Troy, NY. I have had several different trainings in treating people who are still hurting from past traumas (EMDR trainings part 1 & 2, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training), and I received my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2014 so that I could help others find the stillness and peace within themselves that my yoga practice has given me. When I found this practice that helped me slow down the racing thoughts, feel comfortable in my body, and breathe through my emotions, I knew I NEEDED to get this training so that I could share it with others.
I have worked with people ranging from ages 5-75, dealing with all types of issues: difficult relationships with their bodies and food, anxiety, depression, family conflict, breakups, life transitions, early childhood trauma, and issues with drugs and alcohol.
I've enjoyed connecting with so many different clients, but my passion work is helping women build up their sense of self worth and self esteem, heal from trauma, and work through anxiety. In my work, I focus on us creating space for your story to be heard. I also focus on building up self care tools so that you can treat you the way you deserve to be treated!
Aside from seeing my clients for individual therapy, I teach a weekly donation based yoga class at the African American Cultural Center in Albany, NY and travel to facilitate wellness workshops. For fun, I like to cuddle with my cat, spend time with friends and family (when I'm not feeling introverted and hanging out with Netflix), laugh (alot), travel, read, and listen to music (Solange and Kendrick on repeat, forever and ever).
At this time I am not taking any new clients, but please check out the workshops and classes page to see how we can connect!