I am grateful that you have made the decision to begin counseling. I believe that counseling is such an integral part of self-care. I believe faith can be helpful to integrate into mental health counseling. I have worked with clients who have had many different beliefs about their faith. I have worked with clients who have a strong sense of faith and others who have experienced a loss of faith due to traumatic events. My goal is to meet the client where they are at and help them gain skills to live their best life.
I am a compassionate counselor who loves to help my clients feel empowered. I have a Master of Science in Professional Counseling as well as a Masters of Science in Addiction Counseling. I also have two independent licenses which are Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is used to process traumatic events. I also have a certificate as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Trauma and Addiction. I have had the privilege of working in multiple areas such as treatment centers for substance use disorders, community mental health, in-home counseling, and private practice.
I provide client-centered therapy and encourage my clients to set goals and work towards accomplishing these goals. I often introduce two-part system I call “Take action and heal the roots.” This means that I help clients identify root causes of what they might be struggling with as well as identifying skills to practice on a daily basis. I believe for some, processing the past is important, but I also believe it’s important for clients to walk away from the session with an action they can take in real-time.
I know starting something new can be overwhelming at times. However, with support and putting in the work, the healing can begin.
It’s time to stop surviving and start THRIVING!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC-18067 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Rachel has been amazing to work with! It has only been a few weeks and I already feel a difference. The exercises and tools she has given me have been really helpful and I’m feeling really encouraged by the process!