Meet Rachel

I’m so glad you are here! I first want to say welcome to one of the hardest parts of therapy…finding the right therapist for you! I hope you are proud of yourself for making it here.

At the heart of my practice, I embody warmth, encouragement, gentleness, and honesty. These values form the foundation of the therapeutic relationships I build, prioritizing openness, trust, and connection. I firmly believe that a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is crucial for a successful journey toward healing and growth.

My passion for therapy stems from a very personal place. Remembering my own experiences in therapy as a teenager—feeling understood for the very first time—I recognize the profound impact of feeling seen and heard.

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Educational Background

I hold a Bachelor’s of Science from Florida State University, with a double major in Psychology and Family/Child Sciences. Building on this foundation, I earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. My educational journey has been instrumental in shaping my therapeutic approach, emphasizing evidence-based practices and a profound comprehension of the counseling process.

My hands-on experience blossomed during a transformative internship at Decatur High School Counseling Center. There, I assisted adolescents facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma, and issues related to self-esteem and body image. This experience reinforced the significance of offering empathetic, customized support to young individuals as they navigate pivotal developmental stages.

After graduating, I extended my practice to an outpatient group facility in Alpharetta, GA, My dedication to ongoing learning and professional growth has motivated me to pursue specialized training in multiple therapeutic approaches.

Specialized Training and Certifications

I hold a deep-seated belief that everyone deserves to feel seen, heard, and accepted. Creating a therapeutic environment that fosters these feelings is my primary goal. In our sessions, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery, identifying and examining the patterns and beliefs that shape our lives. Together, we'll distinguish between those that serve us and those that don't, empowering you to reshape your life with intention, calm, and freedom.

Trauma Treatment Specializations:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Suicide Prevention:

  • Certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), the world’s leading suicide intervention training program

Anxiety Disorders, including OCD:

  • Specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Training Modalities

Strengths Based

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention)

IFS (Internal Family Systems)

Mindfulness-Based