Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Through her formal training, she learned multiple theoretical and practical approaches to facilitate change working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), License Number 79293. She has received certification in evidence-based approaches to treating trauma including Trauma-Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and training in Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR). She utilizes multiple techniques to meet your needs and goals for treatment. She is also certified as a Certified Victim Advocate which assists victims during Forensic SANE Exams at the hospital.
Rachel worked for Roy Maas Youth Alternatives in San Antonio from 2017-2018 serving children and their families of low socio-economic status in a counseling center setting. She also provided crisis counseling to sex trafficked victims and children living in a short-term residential program. She also worked in Trenton, New Jersey from 2019-2020 as the primary therapist in an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program. She began working for the Regional Victim Crisis Center in May of 2020 and provided crisis counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families who were victims of crime. Rachel believes when individuals are given a safe and supportive environment, most individuals embrace opportunities and insight to work toward changing negative patterns in their lives to find hope and healing. She wants to provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where she and her clients can partner together to create lasting, sustainable change.