Hello! I’m Rachel
(She/Her) M.A., LAMFT
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
I believe that we all have seasons in our lives and relationships in which we need some input and perspective in order to heal our pain, renew our hope, and engage in our best story. I have been on “the other side of the couch” in my own life and I work in tandem with my clients to help them renew their perspectives, define their goals, and move forward in a more meaningful, connected, and wholehearted way of living. I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families. I am also trained in EMDR therapy for trauma issues. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-338-2445.
My Approach & Values
I come to my therapy practice as a second career after teaching, raising three kids, and being in a 27 year partnership (and counting). This gives me a myriad of life experiences to reference and draw from in my current work. I have a long standing knack for hearing people’s stories and helping them negotiate the varied difficulties they run into. I have worked with people in outpatient private practice, schools, churches, and mentoring organizations. I have experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, direction/values, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, infidelity, conflict resolution, communication, and intimacy issues. I work with many different modalities including EMDR, IFS, DBT, and EFT along with using neuroscience, mindfulness, and experiential learning in my practice. I am trauma informed and can provide faith-based counseling if desired.
I am currently a Licensed Associate in Marriage and Family Therapy and am in the process of applying for full licensure. I work under the supervision of Melanie Vinton, MA, LMFT and have multiple clinicians that I collaborate with to make sure I am giving my clients the best care possible. I was trained in EMDR in 2019, I am a certified facilitator for Prepare/Enrich, and I am a member of AAMFT and MAMFT.
Enneagram Type 7, ENFP, Ravenclaw, Tea Snob,
Hobbies I love:
Reading books, watching movies, creating art, and spending time with my husband and three adult children. During this odd COVID season, I can often be found puttering around my garden, doing a house project, trying a new recipe, or playing with art & craft supplies.
- 25 years in Mentoring & Spiritual Direction
- 25 years in Educational and Faith Based Systems
- Second Career as Therapist and Corporate Consultant
- MA from Saint Mary’s University in Marriage and Family Therapy
- BA in English and Theater Arts Education Grades 6-12
from UW–Eau Claire
EMDR–Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Internal Family Systems (Parts Work) Overview
Emotionally Focused Therapy (Externship)
Certified facilitator for Prepare/Enrich
Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly & Rising Strong Course
Books that Changed Me:
The Gift of Being Yourself and anything else by David Benner, PhD. (Spirituality, Love, Fear, and real transformation)
Daring Greatly and anything else by Brené Brown PhD. LMSW (Courage, Relationships, Perfectionism, Patterns)
Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski, PhD.
(Great Adult Sex Re-education)
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
(Emotional maturity vs. spiritual bypass)
Burn Out by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
(Dealing with Stress and Nervous System Regulation)
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