Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Practices in: Chicago Loop – Adams
Accepted Insurances: BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Magellan and Self pay
Rachel provides individual, couple, and family therapy to adolescents and adults. Her primary clinical interest is working with young adults dealing with a range of issues related to the transition to adulthood, including identity development, sexual and gender identity development, relationship satisfaction, transition to marriage and parenthood, work-life balance, anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma, and family dynamic problems. Rachel specializes in working with young women in the workforce dealing with the unique challenges of balancing personal and professional roles. Rachel works with LGBTQ clients, both in individual and couple/family modalities, on identity and relationship issues. In addition to individual therapy, Rachel provides couple therapy for those seeking help addressing issues related to conflict, communication problems, and intimacy concerns. Rachel also provides premarital counseling.
Rachel utilizes an integrative approach in her work with all clients. She is able to flexibly tailor therapy sessions to meet the unique needs of each client system, drawing on multiple treatment methodologies as needed to assist clients in changing to meet their goals. By attending to both interpersonal and intrapsychic dynamics, Rachel helps clients to both build insight and enact change in ways that can lead to more authentic, preferred ways of being in relationship to self and others. Rachel is also sensitive to the biological, social, cultural, and spiritual components of clients’ lives and attempts to empower clients to identify areas of strength and constraints within these domains as it pertains to facilitating lasting change.
Rachel received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University where she trained at the Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic located within The Family Institute. Rachel also received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Miami University where she received extensive clinical training in a variety of therapy modalities and studied treatment outcomes for people with severe mental illness.