Rachel Van Dyk

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Life can be so hard. I know that it takes great courage to ask for help. One of the aspects of Jesus that I love the most is that He sees our struggles and wants to enter into our pain with us. I consider it one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to walk alongside people in the midst of their struggles through the field of counseling. I recognize that I myself am a work in progress. I long to sojourn well through this life in the midst of my own imperfections, sin, and struggles. Most importantly, I know that she needs the grace of Jesus day by day.
I received my Bachelor's in Psychology and Master's in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. I spent 5 years counseling female and male college students surrounding numerous struggles. I then counseled in a private practice setting for 2 years and saw adolescents through senior adults. I have nearly 3000 clinical face-to-face hours counseling people in need. I have helped clients with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Spiritual Concerns, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Conflict, and Family Issues.
I typically include a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and/or Emotion Focused Therapy to enter into a client’s story. I assess the depth of pain and impact the client’s history has had on one's current affect, thought processes, and relationships. I will honor the client's desire and readiness to incorporate Christian and Biblical beliefs into sessions. My goal is never to use Scripture or faith to shame someone, but for grace and truth to be woven together to help move the client towards deeper healing and restoration.
I utilize various tools to help clients continue to move forward in forming healthier behaviors, emotional responses, self-talk, and relationships. My goal is to empower the client to make decisions that lead to a hope filled future.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC0000004596 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 months

Rachel is fantastic. There are not enough positive adjectives for me to use to describe how much she has helped me in the few months we've been meeting. She is extremely smart/knowledgable, professional and eager to help. She asks all the right questions and provides a very comfortable space for us to explore the topics we need to. I appreciate her more than I can say.