Rachel C. Efron

Dr. Rachel Efron joined Columbia Health in 1992. Prior to Columbia, Rachel was the director of a drop-in center for homeless people with psychiatric disabilities and substance abuse issues in New York City. She was also staff psychologist at the Vernon Center for Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy.

Rachel completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Lawrenceberg Community Mental Health Center. Her professional interests include trauma, with a specialty in sexual assault, sexual abuse, and partner violence, as well as sexuality, Jewish identity, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. In addition to her work at Counseling and Psychological Services, she is an advisor to the Barnard Columbia Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center.


  • PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, Hampshire College

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York

Professional Experience:

  • Vernon Center for Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy


  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Women in Psychology
  • International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress