I am so happy that you are here! I have been serving children and families for over a decade and I find myself more passionate about finding innovative ways to help families reach their therapeutic goals every single year.
Long Version: Over the span of my career, I have provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy. I have worked with young infants up to geriatric seniors. I have experience working in Preschool Day Treatment, Outpatient Settings, Group Parenting Courses, Case Management, and School-Linked Therapy for grades K-12 in settings including Public Schools, Alternative Learning Centers and Level III and IV Schools. I have presented to educators, daycare staff, parents, public health workers, guardian ad litem, and staff at Child Protection Services. I have experience in assisting with interventions for 504 plans and IEP's. I am a verified provider of birth-to-five (better known as DC:0-5) diagnostic assessments. I am a Registered Play Therapist and am credentialed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E® III) and recently completed a Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the University of Minnesota. I am also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). As well as being identified on MNAdopt as an adoption competent therapist. My professional interests include attachment, trauma (including generational trauma) and epigenetics.
Cliff Notes Version: I have taken many higher education courses and evidence-based intervention workshops and pursued additional professional credentials to ensure that I am confident in my ability to help.
I offer compassion, creativity, humor, approachability, and authenticity. I consider myself to be open-minded, accepting, and curious. I treat caregivers as I would want to be treated and children with the highest level of respect.
In addition to providing therapeutic services and being a life-time learner, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, trying to keep her houseplants alive, gardening, drawing, writing, baking, collecting stacks of books that will someday (hopefully) be read, going on adventures, and learning random trivia facts . Rachel can best be described as "Spirited yet laid-back". Oh, and she firmly believes Batman is the coolest of the superheroes-especially when played by Michael Keaton.