Hi! My name is Rachelle ("Chelle") Pean and I am an LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) who lives in Troy, NY. I strongly believe that EVERYONE has a purpose and a higher self, and if we work together I will help you focus on your strengths and build on them. 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 to help others find stillness and peace within themselves. I found the practice of yoga while I was trying to learn how to manage my own stress in a healthy way, and NEEDED to get this training so that I could share it with others, because of how life changing yoga has been for me.
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 specialize in helping women build up their sense of self worth and self esteem, heal from trauma, and work through anxiety. In my work with you, we'll focus alot on learning self care tools so that you can treat you the way you deserve to be treated!
I teach a weekly "Namaslay Sunday" class at Schenectady's Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. (a Vinyasa Yoga class with a hip hop soundtrack), and a biweekly trauma informed yoga class to the women who are living at the YWCA in Troy. 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).
Sometimes life gets so busy we forget to slow down and take care of ourselves. Something brought you to this page; don't ignore it! If you're looking to take better care of yourself, build up your confidence and self love, and let go of the past so you can thrive in the present, contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.