Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a certified Co-Occurring Specialist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University.
Rachel has extensive experience working with adults, families, couples, children, and adolescents. She helps individuals who are seeking self awareness to gain further balance and well being in their lives and relationships. Rachel provides services in the following ways: individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Areas of expertise include substance use, co-occurring issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues, trauma, family counseling, relationship and life changes. Rachel’s therapeutic approach to meeting clients’ needs include; Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Choice Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is grounded in the philosophies of Positive Psychology, System Theories and Existentialism. In addition to loving her work as a therapist, Rachel also enjoys educating others on stress reduction, mindfulness practices, self-care, social class issues, and co-occurring topics.
Rachel is originally from Prince Edward Island Canada and has been residing in Pennsylvania for over 13 years. She became a proud naturalized American citizen in June 2013. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, eating out at new restaurants and mindfulness practices.
“I believe the therapeutic relationship is a journey in which you and I work together to explore your desire for balance and wellbeing. Therapy can be effective if it happens in a non-judgmental environment where you can share openly and at your own pace. Starting the self exploration process can be scary and overwhelming however you can use the therapeutic relationship to discover your strengths and learn to use your understanding of self to increase joy and balance in your life. I believe the therapeutic relationship can inspire insight and self-reflection. The therapy process can be full of exciting realizations that can empower you to make positive changes in your life. I believe that your story is important and you can learn and grow from all lived experiences.