Episode 50: Rachel Gersten-Being Your own Healthcare Advocate

Rachel Gersten joins the show today! Rachel is the co-founder of a mental health practice in New York City, Viva Wellness. She is passionate about helping others live their happiest and healthiest lives whether that be in their job, relationships, family or finding their passions. She describes herself as an “obsessed runner” having run over 150 New York Road Runner’s races. Rachel’s work is founded on the belief that a person’s mental, physical and social health are all very important.

In this episode, Rachel dives deep into how her own journey with chronic pain has lead her to encourage others to be an advocate for their own health. We also talking about how her and Jor-El became business partners and started their own practice, the behind the scenes of Viva Wellness and her passions within the therapy field.

This episode is hosted by Emma Benner.

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