About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12+ years of clinical experience. I am a native Illinoian, currently residing in Texas. I received my Bachelor's of Social Work degree from Western Illinois University and my Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MI/MET), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have an extensive background working adults in several areas to include military/combat trauma, civilian trauma, PTSD, inpatient psychiatric care, anxiety, codependency, anger management, and addiction. My approach to therapy is based on support, compassion, honesty, and respect for the autonomy of all. My goal is to assist individuals in exploring ways to feel better and live the best life possible. Thank you for taking the time to read about my services. I look forward to working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149015129 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rachael Young. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by B.E. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rachael is awesome. So affirming and gives great advice on real solutions. Love that she sent me some peer reviewed evidence for some stuff we talked about. I recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Racheal has helped me tremendously in a few short sessions . I love how she uses resources to help me when not in live sessions. She is very insightful and helps me to understand and appreciate who I am and how I can be a better me.

Written by D.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Rachel always here no matter easy to talk to.

Written by A.L. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Rachael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Rachael Young is awesome. Super nice, super good listener, and made a time change on her end to better fit my needs

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