“The work of restoration cannot begin until a problem is fully faced."
― Dan Allender
Henri Nouwen says “real care means the willingness to help each other in making our
brokenness into the gateway to joy.” My mission is to do just that – to care enough to enter into the places of brokenness and find healing, new life, and deep joy that cannot help but be shared with the world. I believe counseling is about discovering self on the way to discovering God, that God can and does reveal himself to us as we courageously face ourselves, both in our woundedness and in our belovedness. I strive to make the therapy room a safe place to do the challenging work of self-discovery, where we can tell and re-tell our stories in the light of God’s love.
I employ a robust, integrated Christian psychology approach which combines evidenced-based practices with sound Christian wisdom. I counsel with attention to the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. I strive to find healing for both past wounds and present concerns, meeting clients where they are in their struggles, and helping them towards achieving their counseling goals.
Methods and approach include: trauma-informed, emotionally focused techniques, as well as mindfulness-based and interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) awareness.
Although I am transparent about my Christian perspective, I will be respectful of all faiths or no faith.
Rachel was educated and trained in Philadelphia. While she was completing her training, she served in several settings, including recruiting foster parents and writing home studies at a foster care and adoption agency in southwest Philadelphia. She also offered bilingual Spanish language counseling at a faith-based, multi-cultural counseling center in North Philadelphia. She learned more about a family systems approach as well as partnering with pastoral care through her time at Redeemer Counseling Services in New York City, and has been able to apply this wide range of skills in private practice at Christian Counseling center in Dallas.
Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. She graduated in 2006 from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religion,
Counseling Emphasis. She also holds a Certificate in Advanced Professional Counseling from Biblical Seminary. She completed her undergraduate work at Texas A&M University. She has been licensed in Texas since 2013, TX License #71304.
Rachel works with adult men and women, couples, and families, as well as older youth (age 15+). She sees a wide range of counseling needs, including some of the most common issues, such as depression and anxiety. She specializes in three areas: recovery from sexual abuse, grief/loss, and marriage therapy/enrichment. She has received specialized training on OCD and ERP through the organization NOCD. She also does pre-marital counseling and marriage wellness using the Prepare/Enrich program.
Phone: (682) 628-9547