Rachel (she/her/hers) works with children, adolescents, and adults, specializing in anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, relationship distress, stress management, family conflict, life transitions, identity exploration, grief, trauma, and loss. She provides a safe space to feel supported, empowered, and authentically self-connected through a culturally informed, LGBTQIA+ affirmative practice, and inclusive environment.
Rachel emphasizes therapeutic connection and collaboration and recognizes the courage it takes to come to therapy. She incorporates a holistic approach by providing support that looks at the whole person, focusing on intersectionality. Rachel utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy with a focus on trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and strengths-based tools to support clients.
Rachel graduated with distinction from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Education Specialist degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Rachel has worked in private practice, psychiatric hospital settings and community-based mental health organizations, providing individual, group, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience facilitating process groups and LGBTQIA+ youth psychodrama groups related to discrimination and social justice. Rachel is also passionately engaged in community outreach, diversity and inclusion, mental health awareness, and suicide prevention education.
Rachel embraces mental health
it’s okay not to be okay