Rachel Wright, M.A., L.M.FT.

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Title: Contributor
Education: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, MFT Emphasis, California State University, Long Beach, B.A. in Psychology
Expertise: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Rachel Wright, M.A., L.M.FT., (she/her) is a licensed psychotherapist, sex educator, and relationship expert, who's worked with thousands of humans worldwide. In addition to being a regular contributor to Shape and INSIDER, she's also one of mindbodygreen's article review experts and has a residency at Green Room 42 in New York City called "One Night Stand: A Night for Sexier & Healthier Broadway." With a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Rachel has also been featured widely in the media, including InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, CheddarTV, Huffington Post, and hundreds of other outlets.

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