Hello! My name is Rachel. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whom specializes in gender & sexuality, trauma healing utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), as well as addiction recovery, working with adolescents and adults. Coming out, transitioning, and discovering who you are may be a difficult process on its own. On top of having fear of or experiencing discrimination, harassment, prejudice, denial of rights, or family rejection. Maybe you’ve lost your friends/family, been turned away from using a restroom, refused services, physically assaulted, or maybe you just can’t shake the words people have said out of your head. Whatever the situation YOU are left cleaning up the aftermath. This can be scary especially if you don't have anyone to help you through the healing process. Let an unbiased expert walk with you every step of the way. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and living life as my authentic self. I found passion in providing support and guidance to others with in the population, including family, friends, and allies. I help individuals to discover their true identities and assist in overcoming obstacles that may come across their path on the journey.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
During our intake session, you can look forward to a collaborative and nurturing environment where you'll have the chance to openly share your thoughts, emotions, and the challenges you're currently facing. I will engage in a dialogue with you, asking pertinent questions to foster a strong therapeutic connection and customize the therapeutic process to suit your individual needs.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I follow evidence-based technique including Person-Centered, allowing you to actively take the reins during each session, providing guidance and a source of support. Strengths-Based, focusing on identifying and utilizing your existing resources, resilience, and positive qualities to improve your quality of life. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, bringing awareness to your internal thoughts, feelings, and emotions, as well as external surroundings and situations, aimed to reduce automatic responses. As well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy, a self-healing practice designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strength is creating a safe environment for clients to exactly come as is. To feel seen, accepted, and respected. Establishing an atmosphere where you can open up to be vulnerable and work through challenges or over come obstacles. You have the strength to do so, let me help guide and support you during your healing journey.