Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. Rachel grew up in Missouri, and has lived in Texas since she was a teenager.
Rachel has been working in the mental health field for the past five years in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient hospitals and community non profit agencies. These experiences have afforded her the opportunity to hone her clinical skills of diagnostic assessment, facilitating process groups, and of course, seeing individual clients, couples, and families for therapy. Rachel has a passion for working with the LGBT+ Community. She is an advocate for this minority and takes great pride in being a sounding board through evidenced based therapeutic approaches for this population. Rachel works with adults, families, and teens. She is very equipped to help young adults navigate life by establishing realistic goals and challenging them in session. She works well with families who are struggling to maneuver life and everything that goes with it.
Rachel is experienced in treating depression, crisis counseling (including self-harm and suicidal ideation), anxiety-related disorders, personality disorders, addiction, bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, family issues, anger management, grief & loss, navigating gender identity, life transitions, and more. Rachel is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She incorporates expressive arts and creative approaches in her therapy sessions. She is a person centered therapist and values establishing a healthy rapport with each of her clients.
Rachel finds walking with her clients through their healing journey to be powerful and advantageous. She will challenge clients while meeting them where they are in life. Rachel believes trust and transparency from both the therapist and the client are crucial in a successful counseling experience. She also tends to use humor in therapy sessions when appropriate–laughing is an authentic part of connection. Rachel is empathetic and has the ability to make one feel comfortable and accepted during sessions. The decision to open up and be vulnerable is not easy, but she is glad you have taken the first step.
In Rachel’s free time, she enjoys traveling, listening to music (especially live), and artistic creation.