Rachel was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and settled in Northwest Arkansas after completing a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services from John Brown University and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Arkansas. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arkansas.
Rachel uses a client-centered, attachment-oriented approach and focuses on what is going on in the room between her and her client. She works hard to develop a therapeutic alliance with her clients as she regards this to be one of the most important factors in client growth and success. She seeks to be warm, genuine, and immediate. She is a firm believer that therapy is not only for “broken” or “sick” people and that everyone can benefit from a safe, confidential space to process emotions, grow in self-awareness, and receive feedback as they navigate life’s challenges.
Rachel has worked with adult clients in all walks of life, assisting them in dealing with a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, mood instability, trauma reaction, disordered personality, and psychosis. She has acquired supplemental training and consultation in serving clients struggling with substance use. She has received continuing education in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and is pursuing provider status in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Lastly, Rachel has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically-validated treatment seeking to create new patterns of bonding and emotion regulation in couples experiencing distress. She finds relational work to be both powerful and rewarding.
Rachel enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, watching documentaries, caring for her numerous houseplants, and listening to podcasts. She likes to spend time with friends traveling and exploring local restaurants. She and her Australian Shepherd, Tucker, live in Johnson.