Rachel Leipow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rachel Leipow, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is an associate licensed psychologist (Washington, D.C.) and postdoctoral fellow at The George Washington University’s Professional Psychology Program. Her research has focused on the intersection of Buddhist theory and healing processes, and recently has focused on the role of mindfulness and insight in healing from trauma. She holds a B.A. from Hampshire College, earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Albany Consortium. Dr. Leipow’s clinical work integrates psychodynamic, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral theories, with a particular focus on working with adults who have had traumatic life experiences. Dr. Leipow’s role in the Professional Psychology Program involves providing individual psychotherapy, supervising clinicians in therapy and assessment, co-teaching an assessment practicum and therapy techniques course, and working in an administrative capacity at the Center Clinic community mental health center.