“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”– Dr. Seuss
Rachel has been with Emmaus since 2014 and works with clients ages 3+, adults, and families via Virtual Therapy. She is both a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) in the state of Washington and holds a Masters of Education in Community Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University, Seattle, WA.
Rachel has 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 and adolescents, and she specializes in teaching her clients the skills to learn to identify their feelings, understand their behaviors, set up healthy boundaries and develop trusting relationships. Rachel works with families to develop clear communication techniques, enhanced interaction skills, and identifying the roles each family member contributes to the family system.
For more than 4 years, Rachel worked as a Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) Prevention/Intervention Specialist, where she provided individual and group mental health counseling and substance abuse prevention and intervention services to Junior High School students and their families. 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.
Areas of Focus
- Adjustment Disorder
- Child Abuse
- Conduct Disorder
- Co-occurring Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse