Rachel Lathrop


About Me

Hi! My name is Rachel Lathrop and I love working with all ages to find their life's passion. I have a passion for assisting others remove anything blocking them from becoming their greatest self and living a life they dream of living. Helping others express their feelings, validating them, or challenging some of that negative thinking, is really an amazing experience.
I practice therapy in my home office located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Social Work in 2014 and Master's in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families in 2016. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for the past 8 years in an adolescent residential treatment facility and in a, adult psychiatric hospital, along with doing private practice at home. I currently work full-time at Alabama's Forensic Psychiatric Hospital as the Social Work Supervisor; working with the population for those receiving psychiatric evaluations to deem competency to stand trial. I have experience working with a variety of ages and backgrounds who are struggling with a variety of challenges. I have experience successfully treating anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, self-esteem, bipolar disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), children’s issues, teen issues, life changes/adjustments, grief and loss, life transitions, family issues, parenting skills, and anger management.
I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing out self-awareness. Sometimes when another person, who is not in our immediate circle, can offer a perspective or additional support that provides us clarity on a difficult or challenging situation when we feel stuck. It would be my greatest honor to be that person for you. My approach to working with my clients is that I consider them as an expert in their own life, and I help them in finding strengths within their life and themselves. I also provide a safe and peaceful environment where one can share without fear of being judged.
I can interact with you in whatever manner you feel most comfortable, whether that be video, phone, or text sessions. Most of my availability is on the evenings and on weekends, but I check my messages throughout each weekday. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, toddler, and our cat and dog. I love to read, travel, and explore new things. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #4975C (Expires: 2024-02-28)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rachel Lathrop. 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.R. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very helpful and great for personal timing

Written by C.H. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Rachel has been wonderful to work with. She’s so relatable.

Written by E.M. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and eating disorders

Rachel is a wonderful listener, and she strives to keep sessions focused on what you need to be your best, happiest self.

Written by D.E. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Rachel had been very kind and patient with me. I've never done this before and the bettehelp team has been so helpful also. It's a slow process with me because of scheduling but when I need her she's there

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