Rachel has 15 years of counseling experience with clients from ages 5 to 105. In addition to person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, she has advanced training in art therapy. Art therapy offers a unique way to access and unite all parts of the mind and help clients break free where other techniques might have fallen short. Rachel is willing to provide a safe and welcoming space for anyone interested in using these powerful techniques.
Rachel graduated magma cum laude from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she earned a B.S. in Art Therapy. She earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She has clinically supervised other mental health staff in a residential care facility.
With the recent increased awareness and value of recognizing autism, Rachel has become adept at recognizing and broaching possible autism spectrum traits. She enjoys exploring this diagnostic category and assisting clients in accepting and embracing their true and genuine nature.
As a therapist, Rachel has been described as gentle, genuine and calming, and has been known to use humor at appropriate times. She is an avid artist and reader and goes out of her way to experience live music. The musician closest to her heart is “Weird Al” Yankovic.