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Rachel McGowan, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello, I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts with over 10 years of experience working as a clinician and school social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, social skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, OCD and ADHD. I have also worked in a residential setting for 4 years where I met with individuals who have experienced physical, sexual, and emotional trauma.

My special interests are with children and adolescents where I can help them identify triggers, develop and practice coping strategies, practice mindfulness and implement this into their daily life, improve self-esteem and confidence, and improve communication skills. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental and comfortable space to help guide clients to work through their challenges. It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship formed between the client and therapist is the most essential part of the therapeutic process.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I strongly believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines various modalities that are tailored towards your current needs. We will work together to discuss a treatment plan and strive towards achieving your unique goals. I also have a certified therapy dog, Bauer, who is a 2 year old Goldendoodle. He is a wonderful co-clinician as he often helps clients feel more comfortable during sessions.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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License information

MA LICSW 117126

Reviews

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Rachel is amazing! Cannot recommend her enough.

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Rachel for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes