Rachel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#120746) with 10 years of experience in the behavioral and mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She received her Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a minor in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2011 and then received a Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from Western Seminary in 2017. She is passionate about working with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumas, hyperactive and impulsive behaviors, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship dynamics, and utilization of healthy coping skills.
Rachel approaches the therapeutic process as a collaborative one and appreciates the ways that theology and psychology often align. In the therapy office she seeks to provide a space that is trauma informed and free of judgment, while also providing you with the opportunity to explore mindfulness strategies, self-compassion, the impact of thoughts and feelings on behaviors, somatic body-based approaches, and strength-based strategies.
For fun, Rachel prefers adventures with loved ones, especially when it leads to time spent on a beach with a beautiful sunset.