“It is hard to be happy in your life when you are unhappy in your relationship. Couples therapy brings you closer to your partner but it is also an investment in your own happiness.”
Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate/ She believes healing doesn’t happen alone and considers it a privilege to walk along side others in their journey to peace and wholeness. Over the years, her work with children and adolescents in various settings has developed a passion to help them move through difficult times and create solutions to a variety of challenges they face today. Rachel’s desire as a counselor is to meet clients where they are with love and empathy, and to help them achieve personal goals.
Rachel’s counseling experience includes: child, adolescent, family and young adult therapy; parenting education; and trainings. As a therapist at a non-profit organization she provided therapy services for many individuals and families from various socio-economic backgrounds. She has successfully treated a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, attachment disturbances, behavioral issues, self-harm, relational issues, and trauma.
Rachel is dedicated to giving the highest quality care and offers a personalized approach to best serve each client’s needs to help them achieve their goals. She believes there is nothing more powerful then being truly seen and heard, and strives to provide a safe/comforting environment for transformation to happen. Rachel is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Rachel Focuses on:
Child & Adolescent Counseling
Rachel wholeheartedly believes that by using play, art, and other creative activities children and teens can be allowed to explore and express feelings they may not have consciously known existed. In providing a safe environment they can call their own, children and teens can comfortably express themselves and communicate their needs. It is in these times of discovery healing can begin to take place.
When working with children and adolescents, parents play a crucial part in their child’s healing process. Rachel offers Parent and Child Counseling to provide an environment for them to effectively communicate and strengthen their relationship with one another. She believes in working alongside parents, offering support and psycho-education to give them the knowledge and tools they need to ensure that the therapeutic progress is being generalized in the home.
Young Adult Counseling
During this time in life many transitions take place. Starting college, moving, getting a job, the beginning and ending of relationships, and the ever increasing level of responsibility. Although these transitions can be exciting, they can also bring about stress and anxiety. Rachel provides an environment where clients can feel heard, understood, and develop the tools they need to help them navigate through this challenging time.