Rachel is on maternity leave, taking time to welcome a new arrival. Please expect a delayed response to any inquiries. She is expected to return in September 2024.

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Rachel Zidaru - Houston Therapist - Inner Light Psychotherapy, Houston, TX

Rachel Zidaru, LPC Associate*

*Supervised by Brittany Whallen, LPC-S


Holistic therapy for millennials who want to finally understand the root of their pain and anxiety, get out of their own way, and truly thrive.

You want more in life,
but instead you’re feeling…

  • That sinking pit of anxiety
  • Berated by your own cruel inner critic
  • That underlying sense of insecurity
  • Frozen to move forward or change
  • A crushing sense of hurt and anger
  • Tired, stressed, and numb
  • Hopeless about your relationships
  • Trapped in reliving past trauma
I so get it.

I so get it.

And all of those things,
all of those parts of you, are welcome here.

You don’t have to stay stuck

While life is rarely without trials, with the right support, tools and guidance, I wholeheartedly believe we can tap into our inner resources, excavate the lessons from our deepest wounds, and craft a life brimming with purpose and meaning.

Together, I embark with my clients on an exploration of their “hard”, whatever that is, unveiling insights, providing practical tools, and fanning the bright inner light that resides within them.

I am an “in the trenches” with you type of therapist, walking beside you, embracing the challenges you face as catalysts for growth, uncovering your untapped potential, and ultimately basking in the brilliance of your own inner light.

I can’t wait to meet you.

  • Dating &
  • Anxiety &
  • Low Self
  • Childhood or
    Complex Trauma
  • Stress &
  • Religious
  • First Time
    Therapy Seekers
  • Grief & Loss

Frequently asked questions

Are you accepting new clients?

Yes I am accepting new clients and have flexible scheduling to meet your needs.

Are sessions online or in person?

Both! While the majority of my clients prefer to do therapy in the comfort of their own home, some like the option of coming in person. I see clients in person on Mondays and Wednesdays, and am conveniently located in central Houston off Allen Parkway.

Do you accept insurance?

I am currently out of network with insurance companies. Many health insurance companies have out of network benefits that you may choose to inquire about by calling the number on the back of your insurance card and asking, “what are my out of network benefits?” I can offer you a “superbill” to send to insurance for reimbursement.

Paying privately as opposed to using insurance allows you the freedom of a truly personalized approach to treatment, meaning you are able to avoid limitations on number of sessions and duration of care. Because you are not using insurance, you will also not need a formal diagnosis, which can impact life insurance and employment.

What are your fees?

My fees are $140 for a 50 minute session.

I believe therapeutic work is most effective when you find the right fit. If you think we would work well together, please do not let finances stand in your way of reaching out. I offer a handful of sliding scale spots and would be happy to discuss this option with you in our initial consult if need be.


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AuthorRachel ZidaruSeptember 8, 2023

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness, will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

– Brene Brown