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Certified Cuddlist

Session Rate: Standard Session: $150/hr; VIP Experience: $100-$200/hr (4 hour minimum)

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens (NY) + Virtual (Zoom)

About Rachael

ATTENTION, ATTENTION!! I’m excited to offer a NEW, VIP EXPERIENCE!! (See Below)

Remember when Joey and Ross on FRIENDS had the “best nap ever” when they fell asleep cuddling?? That’s because the benefits of cuddling go well beyond romantic intimacy! Think of a time when you might have felt stressed after a long day. You come home at the end of the day exhausted (and if you’re like me, a bit grumpy!) and your parent/sibling/roommate/significant other gave you a giant bear hug that allowed you to melt into their embrace. How did you feel during and after that hug? It’s very likely that you felt supported, loved, nurtured, confident, relaxed, and more connected to that person; that whatever you were going through, it wasn’t alone.

Human connection is a basic need, and is surprisingly not that easy to find in a city of 8 million people. Combine a city that never slows down with this age of rapid technological advancement, our political climate, and a global pandemic, and you’ll agree that we are rapidly losing that connection with others. We text in shorthand and send emojis to relay our most intimate thoughts. We’re plugged in to our devices on the street, in the subway, at the gym and even at the grocery store. Where does one find human connection in the 21st Century?? Welcome to Cuddlist! We MUST regain human connection, and the simplest way to do that is through platonic touch.

I’ve been a certified Cuddlist since November 2017 and have cuddled over 300 hours. My practice is inclusive: I welcome men, women and GNC individuals from all ethnic backgrounds, religions, political parties, and members of the LGBTQIAPK community. If you have mobility issues, I am happy to discuss your needs and accommodate them as best as I can. There is so much power in something as basic as a hug (and I’ve often been told that my hugs are medicinal!). Whether you’re here for warmth and compassion or to discover and learn how to communicate your intimacy boundaries, I am excited to go on this journey with you! Feel free to reach out; I cannot wait to meet you!! <3

**VIP Connection Experience**

Perhaps spending an hour or two (or more!) of dedicated cuddle time is juuuust right for having your connection needs met… But then again, maybe it’s not. Consider this: would you describe yourself as living in NYC, or existing in NYC?

NYC is an exciting city to live in, with seemingly endless opportunities for exploration and entertainment. However, NYC is also a city of transplants and single people, who may be hesitant to experience these amazing opportunities on their own. Without a network of friends/loved ones to enjoy these opportunities, this big city can cause a person to feel even smaller. For this reason, I’m super excited to invite you to participate in my new, VIP Connection Experience!


* 30 minute, complimentary consultation to chat about the experience you’re looking for, the tone you’d like, and expectations and boundaries for the session.

* 4+ hours of platonic companionship. Possible activities in addition to cuddling include (but are not limited to):

  • Day trips to parks, museums, zoos, beaches, hiking, neighborhood exploration, etc.
  • Plus 1 for events such as concerts, sporting events, theatre, weddings, etc.
  • Culinary adventures (whether cooking together or enjoying an epic food tour)
  • Netflix and cuddle (or Prime, Hulu, HBO Max and cuddle)
  • Picnic
  • Board/card games

Got other ideas? Let’s talk about ‘em!

Choose the tone of your session to customize your experience and gain the most from it. With either tone, you receive the same safe and non-judgmental presence as in the standard cuddle sessions. PLEASE NOTE: While the VIP Experience may feel similar to GFE, it is still a platonic service.

  • Indulgence is for those looking for an escape from their day-to-day stressors. You want to have a good time experiencing the city, doing things that you enjoy, and sharing as much or as little about what’s going on in your world as you’re comfortable, without fear of judgment or unsolicited advice. RATE: $100/hr + expenses, 4 hr minimum
  • Expansion is for those wanting to explore connection techniques in a dating dynamic. Perhaps you’re interested in forming a romantic relationship with a partner, but aren’t a confident dater due to past experiences. Or maybe you’re newly out of a relationship and wanting to date again, but unsure how to navigate a tech-heavy, post-MeToo, dating climate. Through this experiential coaching session, I can answer your dating questions as we go through the session, as well as provide feedback so that you may enter the dating scene confident and excited! RATE: $200/hr + expenses, 4 hr minimum


Hear what a few of my clients are saying!

“I am feeling wonderful; I woke up feeling relaxed and energized for my seminar. Yesterday, I would only answer questions that I felt obliged to answer and was uninterested in speaking with the other attendees outside of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ responses. However TODAY, I’ve been engaging with other people at the seminar and actually INITIATING conversations with a light-heartedness that was not there before our session.”

“Thanks for renewing my belief in humanity.”

“That did not feel like a first session. I’m still in shock about how fast time flew and how good that felt. Thank you for a life-affirming experience. You made me feel very at home and for that I appreciate you. Still happily surprised to feel so organically connected with you.”

“I feel like I landed in an ocean of pure love, compassion and heart.”

Session information from Rachael

After requesting a session and reading through the Code of Conduct, we will exchange emails to ensure we’re a good match. I want us both to have the most comfortable and pleasant experience, therefore I require meeting in person before agreeing to a session. This is a complimentary consultation so that any hesitations or questions can be addressed beforehand. We will also disclose our exposure to COVID and go over necessary precautions. Due to this requirement, same-day or next-day requests are NOT available for new clients.

*Please be very mindful of your health leading up to the session, and I will do the same.* It’s important that you receive the support you need, and it’s critical that I provide that support responsibly.

I live very close to several subway lines. I recommend that you allow enough time for potential travel delays. The session begins at your designated appointment time, though you may arrive up to 5 minutes early to change into a fresh change of cuddle clothes and freshen up if necessary. I do provide baby wipes, but please arrive recently showered as I will be for you. I play music of your choice, or a mix of instrumental meditation music. The space is lit with candles and incense. *Please let me know if you have sensitivity to scents.* We will begin the session by creating a consensual agreement together and going through a couple of brief exercises to promote our ongoing, open communication. Learning how to hone your communication skills when it comes to what you desire (or don’t) is one of the most exciting aspects of Platonic Touch Therapy for me, and I want to make sure you get the most out of your time!


Payment is due at the time of booking, through Venmo, PayPal or Square. If you have to cancel, please give me 24 hours notice for a full refund. If you cancel within 24 hours or simply do not show up, you are ineligible for a refund. Thank you for understanding!

Skills & Specialties

connection coaching certified Reiki practitioner active listening empathy non-judgement love energy transference meditation/manifestation HUGS!


Request a session for availability. Longer sessions offered for return clients upon request. *I am not available for same-day or next-day requests without prior meeting.*

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