Rachel (she/her) connects with clients from a place of acceptance using humor and warmth to make the therapeutic process collaborative and comfortable. Rachel takes a systemic perspective striving to understand how an individual’s difficulties and symptoms arise from their life experiences and relationships. She views the therapeutic process as a way to come alongside clients in an effort to improve their satisfaction with life and relationships.
Rachel specializes in helping individuals make transformational change through body based trauma therapy techniques. Rachel uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma-focused Internal Family Systems, and Somatic Experiencing to help clients quickly dive into past experiences that continue to interfere with present functioning. This is often intense work for a short period and leads to meaningful and lasting change. Rachel does this type of trauma work with children, adolescents, and adults. She has a special interest in using these techniques to help those who have experienced perinatal trauma.
Rachel is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional – Child & Adolescent (CCATP-CA) and has powerful tools to assist clients in rising above anxiety. She believes that one of the most effective ways to help reduce child anxiety is by working with caregivers to respond to their children in ways that reduce rather than reinforce anxiety. She uses a program called SPACE to support caregivers both individually and in groups.
Rachel has 15+ years of experience working with adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-harming behaviors. When working with adolescents, Rachel spends time supporting parents and making them a part of the healing process.
Rachel also offers opportunities for individual and group supervision for those pursuing LPCC or LPC licensure. Click here for more information.