You are courageous for taking this step to better your mental health. I have been serving our community as a Licensed Professional Counselor for 18 years. I enjoy helping people overcome depression, anxiety, grief, and life changes through my eclectic approach including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Rational Emotive, Person Centered and Brief Focused Therapist. Through developing skills to process grief, increase mood, or navigate life changes, I find happiness as you reach your mental health goals.
Outside of the office, my passions include nature walks, hiking, snorkeling, exploring new cultures, playing the piano and flute, singing, dancing, and game nights. I am best friends with my twin sister and her family. My cats, Bob and Precious, are so loved, they have their own room with a view.
My undergraduate studies at Missouri Western State University included playing in the marching band as a first year music major. As part of my courses, I developed a love for other cultures and how they celebrate life through music. My second year, I took time to explore other studies and fell in love with psychology. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. I went on to the University of Central Missouri were I completed my Master's of Science in Psychology.
My first position as a Counselor was working with urban youth in the area of Substance Abuse. With this role, I gained a wealth of knowledge in Substance Abuse, which I applied to helping adults overcome their addictions. I went on to work in this field for 13 years. In Hawaii, I developed skills in Behavior Modification working with troubled youth , their families, and school staff. At Metropolitan Community College, I helped displaced workers develop workplace skills to re-enter the work force in a new career. I have had a private practice for 6 years helping individuals like you with grief, anxiety, and life changes. When you are ready, I am here to assist you in your journey for better mental health.
Please note, the one area I am not trained in is trauma. As I am not trained in this area, my licenses prevent me from working with anyone who has had a traumatic experience, even if it is not the reason you are currently seeking therapy. Thank you for your understanding in this.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Coaching, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2005026029
WA LMHC LH 61366217
NV LCPC CP5517-R
I am so thankful to be working with Rachel. She has helped with my mental health so much that it has improved my relationships with family and friends. I am looking forward to learning more from here.
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
I feel comfortable in discussing my issues with Rachel. She helps me tremendously.
Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Caring, compassionate, listens; has constructive advice
Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Rachel has been a God send.
She has great patience and empathy.
Grateful for her support.
Highly recommend her to anyone who needs counseling.
Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
She’s a wonderful listener, has good advice and techniques to work through anxiety. Knowledgeable in Christian faith!
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She was great
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd