Dr. Rachel Kinison

(Ed.D, LCPC, LMHC)

About Me

Hello!
My name is Dr. Rachel Kinison. You can call me Rachel or Dr. Rach, as my friends lovingly call me. I have my doctorate degree in Pastoral Community Counseling. I have a masters degree in Counseling. I have been counseling for almost 15 years. I have a few disabilities that I don't let get me down. I have Cerebral Palsy (mild), Dystonia (a movement disorder that is related to Parkinson's), and I suffer from migraines. All of this is managed well with Botox treatments every three months. I live in Illinois and I plan of moving to Florida, where the winters are a lot more milder for me. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I am also just recently licensed in the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I am very excited about that. I am a fan of classic rock. I love to spend time with my friends. I also enjoy a nice quiet evening at home with my Basset Hound and Beagle. I also like to travel, cook, and enjoy a great rock concert.
As I've mentioned earlier, I have been a counselor for almost 15 years. I have worked with children and adults at a community counseling agent. I have also worked in a behavioral health unit at a local hospital. I also have experience in being a counselor in adult probation programs. I have done individual therapy, group therapy, and have training in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and I usually use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but not everyone fits just one mold. So, I am a fan of an eclectic form of therapy techniques. I am well rehearsed in relaxation techniques that I am excited about.
I am excited to be a part of BetterHealth. I think that I can bring a lot of functioning skills to the table. I believe that how we think, behave, and feel can be improved by just changing one thing to the positive. The rest tends to fall in line. You are the problem solver. I am your compass.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCPC #180.007037 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMHC #MH16436 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.U. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Rachel for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr. Kinison is so understanding and her responses to issues or concerns are wonderful.

Written by F.E. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Rachel is very human and sensitive. Her advice is very pragmatic and situationally based, which really helps

Written by C.R. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Excellent

Written by S.I. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Rachel for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is the best

Written by L.E. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Dr Rachel Kinison has got me back on form. I haven't talked about my Mum in years, Dr Kinison got it out of me, I was doing all of there talking about happy memories of my Mum she recognised that.

Written by M.I. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

It has been an absolute pleasure and eye opening experience working with Dr Kinison. She is kind, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor that I actually appreciate. She is always available, patient and keeps you engaged

Written by M.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr. Kinison hears my needs and what I need to work on. She offers solutions to my biggest worries as well. I feel hope!

Written by A.L. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kinison asks the right questions and keeps me on track of my goals. I appreciate how she lets me prioritize what I want to talk about while recognizing where we need to spend more time.

Written by N.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

The best counselor I've ever had

Written by N.I. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has been very attentive. She’s always finding ways to help me work through my thoughts. We have a great connection and I appreciate her input and positivity.

Written by S.H. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

So far, Dr Rachel has been so helpful! I’ve done 3 sessions and she’s helped me see different perspectives every time. I like that she gives me worksheets to do throughout the week to keep what we’ve talked about fresh in my head. It’s homework but I love homework and growth. She listens and has some great example stories that relate to what I’m dealing with.

Written by L.A. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I adore Dr. Rach. I’m so glad I connected with her!

Written by K.R. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s been so amazing and so helpful. I know I can count on her to respond any time of the day and her words are so encouraging.

Written by M.I. on Nov 30, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 1 week on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

I am really grateful that I was matched with Rachel. Rachel is incredibly responsive and I am really grateful that in such a short time we developed a connection. She has really helped me in such a short time and I am looking forward to our continued work together.

Written by C.A. on Feb 04, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Kinison is kind, compassionate, and caring. She listens... REALLY listens to me, and gives me advice without overstepping. I feel like she actually understands, as opposed to just being sympathetic to my problems. She gets it. She's amazing.