Rachael has been practicing as a licensed social worker for over 5 years. For the first 3 years of her career, Rachael worked in numerous hospital settings, where she worked as a social worker in various services of the hospital, including the Emergency Department, General Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, Oncology, and Liver Transplant. Rachael has since transitioned to private practice and specializes in anxiety and stress management, racial identity, and relationship issues.
With her experience, Rachael feels very passionate about mental health education and awareness. Understanding the misconceptions that continue to hold about mental health and the barriers to accessing mental health, it is really important for Rachael to be involved in providing mental health education and fostering the discussion of the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
Rachael attended graduate school at the University of Southern California where she received a master’s degree in both Social Work and Public Administration. Rachael graduated with honors on the Dean’s List for maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
“My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness”
Positive mental health is an integral part of a person’s overall well-being. Being able to openly talk about things that we are struggling with, reading about new research and findings, and reading another person’s experiences or perspective is such a great way to open the discussion and see that you are not alone in what you are feeling. Mental health progression is very important to me, and breaking through stigmas, creating more content, sharing research and sharing information about mental health more is something that is very important to me, and something that I am happy to be a part of.