I am an LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and an LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana. I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Community Counseling and a Post Master’s in Play Therapy at John’s Hopkins University. I received a second Post Master’s Degree from University of Denver in Animal-Assisted Therapy. My work has been primarily spent focusing on family counseling, including all members of the family unit. I have been actively practicing as a therapist for 11 years.
My expertise includes working with young adults transitioning to new stages in life as well as adults managing women’s and general life issues. My clinical expertise includes dealing with anxiety, depression, oppositional youth, at-risk adolescents, women’s issues, family counseling, parent training, adoption-related issues, and other trauma disorders and adjustments.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and existential counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
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!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 8179
MD LCPC LC4789
Wonderful and lovely person!
Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Rachel was a wonderful and very supportive counselor. She helped me make plans on how to work through the issues that I wanted to work on as well as helped me through unexpected family issues. She was always caring and kind.
Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and adhd
Attentive and understanding
Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is very compassionate and knows the right questions to ask to get me thinking about things in a different way and is very encouraging . I appreciate her help and always look forward to our sessions.
Written on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have only been with Rachel a short time but in that time she has really been amazing. She's more so what I was looking for in a counselor compared to others I've met prior. She listens and provides a relaxing atmosphere while still providing feed back and the structure that I need to get the most from my therapy. I have never once felt judged by her. Or that she wasn't listening. She really seems to understand me. Excited to continue our sessions.
Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
Rachel is simply AMAZINGGGG! I am so grateful for our weekly sessions. If you're looking for a therapist that won't break your bank account, she's the whole package!
Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd