I am a professional counselor, licensed in the state of Idaho and has been in the mental health field for the past 10 years, starting as a community based specialist, working my way up to counselor. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in trauma in 2019. I identify as a cognitive behavioral therapist, but I utilize other techniques such as mindfulness, acceptance theory, solution focused, person centered, and motivational interviewing.
I am a mother of two boys that have mental health diagnosis and there are many people in my life that struggle with mental health. It is through my personal experiences and relationships that has helped me to develop my approach to therapy. It begins with acceptance of the individual and their personal beliefs and backgrounds that make them who they are. Through compassion, and empathy, I strive to go at the speed and pace of my clients, to help them achieve their personal goals.
Making the choice to seek therapy is not easy. Together, we can develop a plan that targets your desired outcome. I am here to help you on your journey to become a better you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ID LPC LPC-7682
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Attentive to issues that arise big or small. Has helped guide me through previous and current life experiences. She has a good grasp on how the brain can manifest things that are both rational and or irrational. Highly recommend.
Written on Aug 07, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Rachel has been kind patient and understanding with my issues. She has always went a step above to help me get through problems even if it's not a scheduled session. 100 percent recommend her to anyone I know!
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Rachel is a great mix of knowledgeable and understanding. She hears me and respects me, but she also knows when to joke with me and when to get serious with me. She makes therapy feel like talking to a friend.
Thank you, Rachel!
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Rachel is the betterhelp therapist I had been looking for. She helped me work through my concerns, find a path for healing, and helped me have the tools to recognize when my behavior is leading me down the wrong path. Rachel doesn't push worksheets and focuses on understanding you as a person.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd
She’s really helped me realize a lot of things that I never would’ve considered on my own. I’m so grateful that she not only listens to me but she shows me another side to the situation. She has helped me tremendously with understanding my own emotions. I can’t thank her enough.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts