Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (pending)
Are you or your child going through a difficult transition in life or feel that you are hitting a roadblock? Are you are unsure of what to do next and searching for answers? Do you feel unlike yourself or maybe feel like you don’t know who “yourself” is? Regardless of what brought you here today, you are not alone, and I am here for support.
As a therapist I view you, as the client, to be the expert on your life. I am not here to provide judgment on what is right or what is wrong, I am simply present to help you navigate your journey and discover what path is best for you. I aim to create a space of authenticity and grace that allows my client to explore their experiences, emotions, and identity safely. The journey of therapy is not always easy, but I promise to be with you every step of the way.
Through art therapy, I invite my clients to utilize both speaking and artmaking for communication in session. Perhaps you need to visually display a feeling or memory through an artistic medium. Maybe you want to learn grounding techniques created through different materials. Or, you might just need to let emotions out by making a mess in a safe space. There is no wrong way to do art therapy, there’s only what feels right for you!
I believe anyone of any age can benefit from therapy and am passionate about welcoming even the youngest of clients into the therapeutic environment. I will work to create a warm and safe space for your toddler, child, teenager, or even yourself, to feel accepted. It is never too early or too late to begin this journey of therapy.
Rachel received her Bachelors degree in Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design and recently graduated from the George Washington University with a Masters degree in Art Therapy. Through her practicum internships she has experience working in a range of mental health environments, including hospitals (pediatric hematology/oncology), elementary schools, and private practices (group/couple/family/individual). She is dedicated to working with toddlers, children, and adolescents because she believes early intervention can be a key component to a child’s development. Her therapeutic approach utilizes a combination of person-centered, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Rachel is pending approval for her Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern License and her ATR-P credential for art therapy.