About Me

Secular Therapist in Cincinnati Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and Massachusetts. DBT Counselor

Rachael Lastoff, MA, LPC, LMHC, LPCC

Pronouns: She/her/hers


I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts (LMHC), North Carolina (LPC), Kentucky (LPCC),  and Ohio (LPCC). I am a therapist in Cincinnati and offer in person sessions in downtown Newport, KY and online sessions to all residents of NC, OH, KY, and MA. I have been in the mental health industry for over 10 years working with individuals, couples, and families.  Over the course of my career  I have found my passion to be working with those who are looking for direction and support after experiencing trauma, a major life transition or are just tired of living a life that is not true to themselves. 

You will find my approach to be empathetic, reflective, and direct. I also use humor in my sessions to help my clients take a step back from their current situation.  

I come from a secular and humanistic background and I am intensively trained in DBT. DBT is used to help clients get away from black and white thinking, regulate their emotions, and tolerate distress when talking about difficult parts of their life.  I also utilize the 8 Keys to Recovery for my clients with a history of disordered eating. 

Education

Graduated with High Distinction 

Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Masters of  Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2010

Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

State of Massachusetts

#8691


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

State of Kentucky

#244830


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

State of Ohio

#1800724


Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

State of North Carolina

#11682


Trainings/Conferences

Southern Trans Health and Wellness Conference, 2019

Safe and Supported, LGBTQ Youth Training, 2019 

IAEDP Symposium, 2016, 2017

Heal Conference, 2017, 2019

National Conference on Addiction Disorders, 2017

WV Conference on Eating Disorder Treatment, 2016

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond:Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan and In Diverse Populations, 2016

QPR Institute, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Training, Certified  

Bridges, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Advocate, Certified  

Behavioral Tech, Intensive Dialectal Behavioral Therapy Training

Army Family Team Building Training

Hallmark Health, Suicide Prevention

YWCA, Teenage Sexuality (LGBTQ)

Department of Health and Human Services, Positive Youth Development

Respond Inc, Domestic Violence Intervention