About Rachel Kelts

Rachel Keltex, Newport Beach, LMFT Rachel Kelts, M.A. is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses individual and couples therapy to help people deal with depression, anxiety, and unresolved problems. Rachel is a grounded and mindful practitioner who takes a direct, empathic approach that fosters personal responsibility and growth. She uses a Bowenian model and incorporates cognitive behavioral interventions to help clients think clearly and make healthy decisions in the midst of emotional turmoil.

Since 2001, Rachel has worked in both hospital and outpatient settings. She has helped individuals, couples, and families deal with: suicidal behavior, depression, chemical dependency, stress, anger, family discord, couples conflict, and troubled adolescents. She also led psycho-educational support groups for an array of people including post-polio sufferers, children of divorce, and “at risk” middle school teens. Rachel currently facilitates an ongoing group which challenges members to let go of anger and open their hearts to experience new levels of intimacy, joy, and inner comfort.

Rachel had a successful career in retail management in the Bay Area before returning to graduate school in Orange County. Rachel, a native New Yorker, holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she graduated with honors and received her Masters degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family therapy from Chapman University.

Rachel is an experienced Ashtanga yoga practitioner who studied with Sri K Pattabi Jois in Mysore, India. She runs regularly and recently finished her first marathon. She is health oriented and understands the value of a life in balance. Rachel is warm and compassionate but will challenge you to make choices that elevate you to become your best self. She displays her sense of humor (on most days) and believes that working hard can also be fun and rewarding.

Rachel Kelts, MA, LMFT
1100 Quail Street, Suite 111
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 981-9717
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