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Rachel Manning, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Rachel Manning and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have been providing counseling for around 20 years.

My approach to helping clients comes from my beliefs on how people should be treated. I take a collaborative approach to help them decide on appropriate and realistic goals for themselves and give them guidance and ideas to help them reach those goals. I challenge faulty thinking patterns and provide positive alternatives. I believe in engaging with my clients and developing a good therapeutic relationship so that their experience of counseling is a positive one. Many people come into counseling expecting me to "fix" them or their problems. I cannot "fix" things. I can help to guide, support, and encourage my clients. It is up to each person to put newly learned skills in place to make changes in their lives. I do give outside homework assignments, use journaling, bibliotherapy, worksheets, etc to help with making changes more quickly. My approach is generally client centered and Cognitive Behavioral.

Over the years, I have worked with many people on a variety of issues. I started out working with children and adolescents in residential and foster care with behavioral or mental health issues. For the last twelve years, I have spent most of my counseling time working with individuals/couples on depression and anxiety, affairs, sex addictions, pornography addictions, marriage issues, etc. I still work quite a bit with children and teens and their families addressing behavioral problems, coparenting, divorce, grief and loss, and much more.

It takes a lot of courage to step forward and seek out counseling. It can be scary to talk to someone unknown about the intimate and sensitive details of your life. I am here to listen, validate, support, and encourage you to meet the goals you want to reach for yourself. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LPC 2166


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rachel Manning. 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.

Rachel is amazing! She is always willing to help out as much that is in her scope of support. I’m a veteran with a lot of issues and she has shown that how empathetic and caring she is no matter what.

Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve really made some breakthroughs in my time working with Rachel, and she is always understanding, validating, and easy to talk to.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Rachel is great. She is understanding, patient, kind and knowledgeable. I am very comfortable and comforted with her as my therapist. I am making progress through this journey with her help and that is the goal. Ultimately, forgiveness will truly set me free and amazingly I believe I will get there through Jesus and the help I was sent in Rachel. Praise God!

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Rachel is so great. There’s no judgements from her and she’s so relatable.

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rachel identifies the root problem and sheds layers of rationalization and emotional experience to help address the problem. Her counsel is less - you should do this and more along the lines of having identified the problem how do you think it's best to handle this? She offers nudges of suggestions along the way. Her insight is appropriate and successfully helps resolve issues. I will continue relying on her assistance.

Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Rachel is amazing!! She has truly helped me understand myself better.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues