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I'm Dr. Rachel Needle, Licensed Psychologist & Certified Sex Therapist. I've been featured in many articles and interviews, including Cosmopolitan magazine, Men's Health magazine, and CBS News, just to name a few.
If you'd like to work with me, please contact my group practice, Whole Health Psychological Center. We offer therapy for adolescents, adults, couples, and families at our West Palm Beach, Florida office.
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Discussing sexuality, asking questions about sex and getting accurate information, managing sexual concerns, and developing healthy sexuality is not always easy. These topics can be uncomfortable and scary to talk about. But the truth is, they don’t have to be! I am excited to provide sex positive information, thoughts, answers, and honest feedback to you.
As a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified Sex Therapist, I am committed to promoting healthy sexuality and sexual wellness.
From Dr. Rachel's Blog
As a therapist dealing daily with relationships, I am struck today by how the coronavirus has significantly challenged the sort of laissez faire attitude we may have had in the past about how we dealt with relationship conflicts. This pandemic has challenged all relationships, whether familial, friendships, or romantic in a significant way. For instance, […]
I came home to meet the exterminator at my house yesterday afternoon and while I usually continue working when I run home, instead I turned on the television and went in to the kitchen to make lunch. The television was on CBS and The Talk was on. I have never watched this show before. They […]
We all have the need to protect ourselves from emotional harm. Our natural defenses kick in to safeguard our inner psyche. When we are hurt, we reach and do whatever we can to minimize our pain. For some, that might mean feeling overwhelmed and then shutting off and retreating inwardly, closing off from ourselves and […]
Lap-top or lap-dance, today’s pornography looks very different from the Playboy Magazine your father stuffed under his mattress. Pornography is ubiquitous; it’s everywhere and quickly flowing into every nook and cranny of our culture. The Internet allows pornography to be readily available and easily accessible. Because it is anonymous, immediate, and so […]
Planning a romantic evening with your partner can be difficult enough, as it’s hard to strike a romantic note without resorting to clichéd ideas. But planning a seductive date can be even harder. Even with a partner, maybe you don’t always feel comfortable being too forward in suggesting sex, but at the same time it […]
The G spot has been a topic of debate for over 50 years! Just yesterday, media outlets made a big to do about a new study (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/323660) by Dr. Adam Ostrzenski who claims he is “close to putting the controversy to rest completely”. His study was based on an examination of ONE woman…yes ONE…she also […]
I was recently at a conference and was listening to a talk on cosmetic gynecologic procedures. The talk sparked a great deal of emotion in the audience, which was made up primarily of Gynecologists, Urologists, and Psychologists. The controversy began to be illuminated during the question and answer session following the talk. The number of […]
Strip clubs are a popular form of adult entertainment in the United States. But how might strip clubs effect a relationship? I started thinking about this after a conversation with a friend the other day. My friend recently began dating a new man. She thinks he is a great guy, has a blast spending time […]
A friend of mine came to me the other day and was upset. Her long-term boyfriend was concerned when he realized that she had a number of sex toys in the drawer next to her bed. Although they had previously used toys during their relationship, he became intimidated by the new toys and other accessories, […]
I have never blogged before and I am not exactly sure where to start, so I decided to start with an explanation and discussion of my current tagline—“sexual health from the head to the bed”. Several people have asked about my tagline and I think the importance of the concept begins with the fact that […]
Welcome! Thank you for coming to DrRachel.com! I am so excited to welcome you to my new Web site. With a blog, links to articles I have written, ways for us to connect from across the world, and so much more, I just can’t wait to see how this community will grow. Discussing sexuality, asking […]