Rachael is the Director of Training and Outreach at Learning Solutions. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and offers psychological and neuropsychological assessment, directs the doctoral training program and coordinates professional development and outreach for Learning Solutions.
Rachael approaches clients and training with a multidisciplinary background, sociocultural lens, and developmental frame. She strives to make the testing as informative as possible, while also meeting her clients’ needs. She works collaboratively to provide evaluations that can inform treatment, interventions, accommodations, and assist in self-awareness and provide insight for growth.
Rachael grew up outside of Philadelphia and graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic studies and women’s studies. She has a master’s degree in public health from UMASS Amherst and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England. She trained at Hampshire College, UMASS Amherst, Westfield State University, and Learning Solutions. She previously had a private practice for psychotherapy and psychological and neuropsychological testing with specialties with college students, ADHD, LGBTQ, giftedness/twice exceptionality, gender diversity, eating disorders, trauma, women’s health, infertility, pregnancy, transitioning into motherhood/parenthood, mood disorders and emotion dysregulation, self-harm, and spiritual trauma.
Rachael has given hundreds of presentations on numerous topics related to health, mental health, identity, yoga, sexuality, substance use, sexual violence, stress, gender, trauma, and eating disorders for children, teens, parents, college students, educators, health professionals, and mental health clinicians. She was a visiting assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College and taught abnormal psychology and a seminar on body image and identity. She has led psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic support groups at independent schools, hospital-based programs, college counseling centers, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to her career as a psychologist, Dr. Goren was a Jewish educator, yoga instructor, directed youth and community programs, and coordinated education and outreach for nonprofit organizations.