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Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
License: AMFT104380

Clinical Supervisor:
Janelle Novell, LMFT, RPT-S
License: LMFT32101

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” -Albert Einstein

Hi, my name is Rachael Gelgand and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe it takes great courage for a person to reach out and ask for help. It’s not easy to change. Change is possible when we get out of our own way. Sometimes it takes another person to help with that. That’s where therapy comes in.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Counseling Psychology for Marriage and Family Therapy from California Baptist University. I completed my training hours at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Perris, where I worked with individuals, groups, families, and couples who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, sex addiction, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, self-esteem issues, anger management, grief, parenting, and abuse issues.

I originally started in the medical field working primarily in family practice as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for 15 years. I have always been interested in psychology and helping people not only physically, but emotionally too. I became a State and Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and have worked in the field for a decade educating and counseling people and their families. It was during that time that I continued to build on my education to become a therapist. My goal is to help people on a deeper level. It is important to me to meet my client where they are emotionally and work together in the healing process to achieve my client’s goals. I truly want to help those who are struggling, develop the coping skills needed for them to be successful in their own lives.

This website contains information about Novell and Novell’s mental health services, our therapists, how to access our services as well as general mental health information. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for the advice of a mental health professional, diagnosis or treatment. Additionally, this website does not contain or represent a complete listing of all mental health services available or appropriate. Users of this website are strongly encouraged to call or see a mental health professional with any related questions.