I am a skilled Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
With years of personal experience and recovery behind me, I specialize in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, trauma and LGBTQ+ issues. Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness.
My first priority is to create a safe and affirming environment that will foster personal growth and allow clients to achieve their identified goals. I aim to work collaboratively with clients to empower them to step into their stories and live authentically.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180012929
Very nice and understanding
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Rachel, really made the first experience with therapy as smooth and welcoming. I feel seen.
Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life c
I am so thankful for Rachel for all of her expertise and honesty. Not only is she a great listener, she has helped and supported me through my major life changes. I highly recommend her!
Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coaching