Walking alone in our most challenging times can be a scary and overwhelming experience. As a therapist, Rachel’s priority is to provide a safe and open space to process the challenging experiences of life and better understand our emotional responses. With education and life experience, Rachel aims to help guide clients through the life circumstances and traumas impacting one’s thoughts, feelings, and relationship dynamics. In entering the counselling space, Rachel hopes for each individual to feel the relief in knowing that you are not alone in your journey, gaining the tools and strategies to better manage life when it is the most difficult. Rachel does this through the evidence based practice of Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally, Rachel provides EMDR therapy for trauma related processing.
A session with Rachel may involve exploring childhood/family history, current attachment/relationship dynamics, discovering restricting thought patterns, exploring relationships to various emotions, and practicing mindfulness activities for emotion regulation. Rachel uses a dynamic approach in helping clients work through issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, OCD, PTSD, anger, parenting, boundaries, self-esteem/inner critic work, and disordered eating. Rachel’s primary areas of focus include trauma processing, self-esteem development, intimate partner violence recovery, and relationship conflict. Through her experience working as a clinical counselor in British Columbia since 2021, Rachel has helped children and youth aged 7 to 18, adult individuals, and couples. Rachel looks forward to meeting with you and beginning your journey towards healing! To ensure that Rachel is a good fit for you, she offers free 20-minute video or over the phone consultations.
Rachel is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She can provide receipts that can be claimed through one’s employee benefits plan.