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About Rachel Needle

Dr. Rachel Needle received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Dr. Needle is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist in private practice at the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida. She is also the founder of the Whole Health Psychological Center a comprehensive psychological practice with therapists with a broad range of specialty areas. Dr. Needle has been a clinical consultant for centers specializing in treatment for substance use disorder since 2006. She is the Clinical Director at Seacrest Recovery Center, and the Vice President of Transformations Treatment Center.

Dr. Needle is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in in the Department of Behavioral Sciences, in the Masters in Forensic Psychology, and in the Doctorate in Criminal Justice programs at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the founder and CEO of the Advanced Mental Health Training Institute and Co-Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, which provide continuing education to Florida mental health professionals and Psychologists, and Sex Therapists around the world.

Dr. Needle’s clinical and research interests include sexual function, relationship concerns, sexual compulsivity, trauma, and alcohol and substance abuse. Dr. Needle has presented her work at national and international conferences. She has been quoted in many newspapers and popular magazines such as Details, Glamour, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Girl, and Shape, and has written several articles for Glamour Magazine’s online Blog: Smitten.

Dr. Needle has specialized training in the area of substance abuse. She is a professional consultant to facilities specializing in treatment of substance use disorders and assists them in expanding and enhancing clinical programming. Dr. Needle also does expert trainings for staff members at residential and outpatient facilities that specialize in alcohol and substance abuse.


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