Dr. Rachel Kinison


About Me

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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone


LCPC #180.007037 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LMHC #MH16436 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


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.