Genuine. Discerning. No Nonsense.
Hi, I’m Rachel. I help womxn of all backgrounds realize their full potential through my practical therapeutic sensibility. I am sick of the status quo. I look for meaning where others do not. I love the delicate art of depth oriented work that is so hard to find in our current self help climate and continue to pursue myself. Counseling was not my first career (or even my second), but as I grew to accept my own gifts and talents instead of trying to squeeze into the box I thought I should be in, I finally found where I belong.
By now you’ve seen all of the letters that come after my name. Those are hard-won, but not the most important piece of our potential journey together. I have over a decade of experience in mental health and have a fondness for working with the complexities women bring to my office. My true passion is seeing my clients grow to not need me anymore. And maybe dismantling the patriarchy while we’re at it.
I received my bachelor’s degree in journalism from Seattle University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Washington School of Professional Psychology. My work and training with organizations like Planned Parenthood and the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study has fundamentally informed my practice, as has my clinical experience working with university counseling centers, in-patient therapy for disordered eating, and community mental health facilities. With over a decade of mental health experience, I also coach new therapists with their businesses. I am constantly seeking out new skills and have most recently completed training in walking therapy and Discernment Counseling for couples on the brink.
A proud Seattleite, my writing has appeared in publications like The Stranger and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. As a child, I was nicknamed "The Candy Queen" for my discerning opinions about all things sweet and eventually had my own monthly dessert column! Out of office, you can find me nursing my back pain from crouching in my garden, catching up on reality tv with my pups, Jefferson and Franklin.Let's Work Together