The world is a noisy, busy place, and I believe that therapy can create a space to slow down and allow for you to be heard and supported. People are fascinating and everyone is dealing with some level of struggle and discomfort. I’m not afraid to dig into the uncomfortable through patience, empathy, acceptance, and thoughtfulness with a side of tough love, laid back attitude, humor, and out-of-the-box approaches.
My specializations include trauma, crisis, anger management, anxiety, depression, survivor’s guilt, everyday life stressors, and self-image/perception issues. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults from diverse populations and backgrounds. In addition to being a Veteran myself, I am also the spouse of a retired disabled Army Veteran. These lived life experiences give me a different perspective and understanding when it comes to unconventional relationships and their stressors as well as adjusting to constant change and evolution.
Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. Rachel is currently completing clinical hours toward her independent licensure under the supervision of Chaz Franke, LCSW. Rachel completed her advance practicum as a crisis intervention specialist on the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Rachel worked in community health with Veteran and at risk youth populations.
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