EDUCATION & TRAINING:
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, National Certified
Counselor, and a Certified Trauma Professional. I am a member of the American
Counseling Association, the North Carolina Counseling Association, and the
National Career Development Association. I completed Master’s and Specialist’s
degrees in Counseling and Human Systems in 2008 and I am currently a doctoral
student working towards my PhD in counseling.
My doctoral research and practice concentration centers around trauma recovery, specifically interpersonal and gender violence.
While my therapeutic approaches and modalities are integrative and largely determined by the needs of the individual, I gravitate towards holistic, person-centered therapies. This includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), humanistic psychology, relational-cultural therapy, and somatic psychology. All approaches I employ are grounded in being trauma-informed and social justice minded.
I view therapy as a partnership, where the individual is the expert in their own life and the counselor supports them on their path to optimal well-being. I believe each person has strengths and the capability to change their lives for the better. I look forward to empowering those I work with in their unique journeys!
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:
I am best suited to provide therapy to individual adolescent and adult clients working through the following challenges:
Grief and Loss
Rachel operates her own private practice, Dreaming Tree Counseling, and is a member of Trinitas Services.
MS/EdS, LCMHCA, NCC, CTP