Prior to joining Emmaus in 2014, Rachel provided counseling services to a diverse population of children, families, and adults during her career with Childhaven, Ryther Child Center, Sound Mental Health, and Center for Human Services. Rachel’s expertise is working with children, adolescents, and specializes in teaching her clients the skills to learn to identify their feelings, understand personal boundaries, and develop trusting relationships.
Rachel works with families to develop clear communication techniques, enhanced interaction skills, and identify the roles each family member contributes to the family system.
For more than four years, Rachel worked as a Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Prevention/Intervention Specialist, where she provided individual and group mental health counseling to Junior High School students and their families including mental health and substance abuse prevention and intervention services. She worked closely with families, school staff, and treatment agencies to develop a whole-person approach so that students were able to receive care on multiple levels and thrive in their environment.
In addition, Rachel has volunteered her time with Teen Hope, working with homeless teens ages 13-17 helping them to resolve past issues and move forward with their lives.
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