About Me

I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor working with children, teens, adults, and families. Having worked with adults with disabilities for much of my life, I am no stranger to human services. I have a significant background in behavioral interventions, and have found that changing behavior requires investigation of the function of behavior.

Within families of all makeups, I believe one person contributes to the whole; in order to heal one member of the family, we enlist the help of its members. Communication is critical, and often times we need to state the obvious. I treat couples and families as teams, all of the members helping build each other up and working toward the same goal. One of my passions is nontraditional and blended families.

I am trained in EMDR therapy and am working toward certification. Some of my target areas of treatment include a trauma focus, anxiety, couple and family healing, stress management, and behavior modification. Treatment is always specific to the client, and I often explore unfamiliar modalities, if I feel something my better help my client.

I love working with children and families involved in kinship and foster care. Blended families require a unique level of understanding, which is a skill I bring to the table. Compassion and understanding make healing possible, and I aim to teach those skills to my clients. Remarkable things can happen in relationships when simple but uncomfortable conversations happen.


Rachelle Bowden, CMHC


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #10220605-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Rachelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rachelle and I connected immediately. She is nonjudgmental, supportive, validating, and offers great ideas and suggestions to guide me in my journey toward health and happiness. Rachelle is extremely personable and also very trustworthy, thoughtful and vulnerable. Her willingness to share personal experiences has built a strong foundation of trust for me to lean into her support and expertise.
I never imagined I could have such a strong, loving, supportive connection with my therapist. I know she is in my corner, has my back, and also providing me the highest level of expertise possible.

Written by J.E. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Love her! She’s so personable!

Written by M.A. on Nov 21, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rachelle is an absolutely spectacular therapist. During a very vulnerable and challenging time of my life, she was steadfastly sensitive to my needs and helped me make progress towards every single one of my goals, big and small. Her methods are flexible and honest. I always felt like she listened to me really well, and easily adapted to my requests. Her honesty and openness about herself and her perspective helped me to feel comfortable sharing every aspect of my position in life. She communicates very clearly and sets clear expectations for herself and others. The way that she's honest about what she's capable of and what she'd like to learn more about, and how she's going to take her learning seriously, makes her really stand out as a mental health professional. She genuinely cares so much for her clients, and her follow-through proves that. I am so grateful for the ways that Rachelle has touched my life.

Written by S.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Love the convenience of BetterHelp. My counselor responds in a timely manner and is a great help for me. Love the experiences and suggestions to help me be a better me.

Written by L.E. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rachelle has been so very helpful through some very rough times. She listens, makes me laugh, and gives me perspective. I would not have made it through the last weeks and months without her. We have lots of work still to do and I am counting on her to guide me through.

Written by B.R. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She's amazing! She should get a raise, or a certificate or something. She's helped me so much. I can honestly say that she's even saving my life.

Written by T.R. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rachelle has been a great counselor. She listens and has really focused on how to help me through several life experiences that are all going on at once. She has a unique background with someone similar to my ex and that has proven to be very beneficial in that she does truly understand a lot of the challenges I'm facing right nowZ

Written by A.B. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rachelle is amazing! She is such a good listener and she always empathizes with me and makes my concerns and struggles feel valid. She has good advice and she really cares about people. She checks in often and she always responds to messages. She’s awesome!

Written by A.B. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Rachelle has been great. She has been supportive and helpful and I appreciate her helping me through some very difficult times. She helped me see other perspectives and become more understanding. I would and have recommended her to others.

Written by S.H. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is a very compassionate and down to earth person. She is understanding and prepared to listen and help you overcome life's obstical. She is honestly just good to talk to and I appreciate how she helped me. I can tell she really cared about me, and wants what is best for ME. In our last session she said she loves it when people "fire" her because it means they dont need help anymore and they are ready to be independent again. It tells me that her goals for me are totally in my best interest. If I need therapy again I want her!

Written by C.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Rachelle is amazing! She is very patient and asks a lot of good questions to make sure she understands where you are coming from and what your needs are. She makes me feel validated and always offers insight on solutions or tools that can help me overcome obstacles. She’s helped me find my voice and understand that my feelings matter too. She is very knowledgeable and presents the information in a way that’s very relatable and easy to understand. I would recommend her to my closest friends and family!

Written by J.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Rachelle is engaging. She doesn't hold your hand but rather nudges you in the right direction. She isn't there to give you answers but rather the tools needed for you to discover them on your own.

Written by J.E. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Rachelle for 3 weeks

Rachelle is not only exceptionally competent, but she is immediately caring and genuine. She has a great sense of humor and demeanor. I loved working with her from the very beginning and would want to work with her again!