Noah and Rachael
About Noah & Rachael
When life presents us with obstacles and challenges, it is important to have emotional and physical supports in place. By healing ourselves, we can align with our purpose while cultivating stronger partnerships, families, friendships and communities.
DR. NOAH GOLDSTEIN
Noah struggled with depression as a teen and young adult. As a result he spent much time trying to understand the human condition and find effective ways of achieving a deep and lasting sense of wellbeing. Amidst years of exploring philosophy and religion, reading self-help and psychology books, and trying to understand how the human body works, he met an acupuncturist. This person led Noah on a transformative journey - using acupuncture, he opened him up to new and old facets of himself, exposed to him different ways of understanding reality and life, and helped rekindle the fire in his heart.
Later in life while in graduate school, Noah confronted severe anxiety and overwhelm. There he had first hand experience and appreciation for the tools available to me through Chinese medicine, herbs, and acupuncture. These experiences helped shape his path as a practitioner and led him to specialize in mental help, particularly supporting people struggling with anxiety and depression.
In addition to Noah’s experiences with anxiety and depression, he discovered that Chinese medicine offers incredibly useful paradigms for personal cultivation and development. Acupuncture can be a uniquely potent tool to facilitate personal growth, offering access to inner wisdom while navigating life transitions.
Over the course of the past decade, Noah continued to hone his skills and knowledge. Connecting intimately with people and supporting shifts towards a fuller range of experience and personal freedom is his life’s calling and he’s honored to be a resource for the community.
When not practicing medicine, Noah love to run, hike, garden, cook, make music, dance, and spend time with his wife Rachael, children Hazel and Zephyr, and dog, Maple.
Rachael is a Somatic Psychotherapist with a MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology form Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She is a registered dance/movement therapist through the American Dance Therapy Association with extensive trainings in body-centered psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, trauma and trauma recovery, neuroscience, meditation and mindfulness, authentic movement, group facilitation, basic PACT psychobiological approach to couples counseling, and rites of passage and ritual exploration through the 5 Rhythms and Somasource® map.
Rachael was raised on a rural mountaintop in western Virginia where she was blessed with the opportunity from an early age to connect to her senses and bodily experience as it related to the natural world. By living more or less aligned with the cycles of the earth and the seasons, she developed an awareness of how much life (and thus aliveness) is teeming all around when time is taken to explore and discover. Additionally she learned a great deal about death/decay, resilience, transformation, and rebirth by observing her natural environment. These ideas and philosophies have become a foundational component to her work as a psychotherapist.
Following her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Rachael worked for an environmental non-profit in New York City, connecting communities throughout the five boroughs to the earth and their bodies through gardening and urban open space restoration.
While the work was incredibly meaningful and where she happened to meet her beloved partner (that guy over there <--), Rachael recognized a need and desire to incorporate psycho-emotional support into this body and earth based community work.
She and Noah moved to Boulder, Colorado where she completed her studies in somatic counseling psychology with a concentration in dance-movement therapy at Naropa University. She then completed her internship year working for Boulder Emotional Wellness, an affordable counseling clinic with a focus on PACT informed couples and family counseling and trauma recovery. She has studied authentic movement with pioneer dance therapist, Zoe Avstreih and has completed an extensive 170 hour training and mentorship in somatically informed trauma work with Thresholds Healing, Bridging Soma and Soul, all of which help inform her work with clients.
Rachael believes that somatic psychotherapy can support individuals and communities in coming into closer contact with our humanness- tolerating discomfort, building resilience, integrating the lost, stolen, or fragmented parts so that we can honor and own our wholeness, inner wisdom, and innate health.
In addition to her work as a psychotherapist, Rachael is a dedicated partner and mother, thoroughly transformed by the immeasurable joys and challenges of parenthood. She loves beautiful cookbooks and cooking, growing food, taking photographs, playing in the woods with her family, and dancing to any and all kinds of music or none at all.