Rachel "Coco" Caron-Delas, BA
Advanced Clinical Intern (she/her/hers)
Coco Caron-Delas is an Advanced Clinical Intern at Insight & Action Therapy. She provides counseling to adolescents, adults, and groups. A former journalist, Coco is aware that reality is constructed through language. Together with her clients she works to construct new narratives that inspire change and growth.
Coco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a particular emphasis on how social media impacts interpersonal connectedness. She also has a Master’s degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal and is completing a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College, CUNY.
She has previously worked with individuals in recovery from substance abuse and alcoholism, assisting them through therapeutic and vocational counseling. Her current focus is on eating disorders, and as a registered yoga teacher, Coco incorporates her knowledge of the mind-body connection into her work.
Coco prizes the therapeutic alliance and is attentive to what motivates clients. Her aim is to create a comfortable environment in which clients feel seen, heard, and free to express themselves in the ways that feel most natural to them. Having grown up in an international environment as a member of a United Nations family and a student of an international school, she draws heavily on this multifaceted background and education to provide culturally sensitive, multicultural counseling.
Coco does not subscribe to one particular theory or modality. In the belief that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, she aims to integrate a variety of influences, including person-centered, solution-focused, narrative, and psychodynamic therapies. She also draws upon Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to reframe thoughts.
Coco believes therapy to be a collaborative process during which issues can be addressed with mindfulness and compassion. In this way, problematic or intrusive thoughts can be better understood and replaced with resources to boost mood, gain insight, and better one’s relationship with oneself and others.