R a c h e l  N a g e l b e r g



Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Spiritual & Depth Psychology Specialization

Antioch University Los Angeles

July 2022 - Present

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 

University of San Francisco 

Aug 2009 - Aug 2012

Bachelor of Arts in English Writing

University of Pittsburgh 

Dec 2006 - Dec 2009

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Rachel is a writer turned somatic practitioner. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco, and has integrative certifications in Somatic Release (SRT), The Points Holding Process & Psychoneuroenergetic (PNE) therapeutic modalities from the Somatic Institute in Los Angeles. Her debut novel, The Fifth Wall, was published by Black Sparrow Books in 2017 and was deemed by Chris Kraus in i-D Magazine as “falling within a new and exciting tradition of female philosophical fiction.” 

Rachel incorporates her continued studies and exploration of consciousness and non-dualism (specifically the teachings of A.H. Almaas and her spiritual mentor Nico Sutra) as well as the mindfulness practices of Tibetan Buddhism into her facilitation approach, alongside polyvagal regulation techniques taught by Dr. Stanley Rosenberg and his protege, Thor Philipsen, DO & the somatic-based practices of Dr. Peter A. Levine, offering a deeper dual spiritual + scientific component to the work. She most recently completed a 100-hour certification to teach Mindfulness Meditation with renown Buddhist scholar David Nictern via Dharma Moon & Tibet House, and is currently enrolled at Antioch University in the M.A. in Clinical Psychology program to become a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

A devoted dreamworker, Rachel studies Jungian Dream Analysis and is in development of a Somatic Dreamwork practice that also involves creative writing. 

It is her honor to be in a position to hold space for others on their journeys to realignment and Self-discovery.


PsychoNeuroEnergetics Teacher Training

Somatic Institute, Los Angeles

Aug 2021 - Present

Somatic Release Technique, Points Holding Process & PsychoNeuroEnergetics Certifications

Somatic Institute, Los Angeles

Jan 2020-Aug 2021

100-Hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification

Dharma Moon & Tibet House

Nov 2021 - Feb 2022

Polyvagal Theory: Neural Exercises for Safety & Connection

w/ Stephen Porges

Oct 2021 - Nov 2021 

This Jungian Life Dream School

Oct 2020 - Feb 2022

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Course

Mindfulness & Trauma Course

Mindfulness Care Center, San Francisco