Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Baylor University. She then completed graduate level work at Dallas Theological Seminary where she received a Masters degree in Counseling.
Rachel offers individual counseling for adolescent & college age girls, and women in their mid to late 20’s. She specializes in:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Eating disorders and body image issues
- Self-harm and other self-injurious behaviors
- Unhealthy relationship dynamics and boundary issues
- Performance and identity
- Spiritual issues
Before beginning graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, Rachel served as a summer intern at Park Cities Presbyterian Church for the high school youth group. She had the opportunity to mentor high-school age girls, and walk with them through relationship issues, body image insecurities, and performance oriented thinking. It was through this experience that Rachel became passionate about female-specific issues, and this compelled her to pursue a M.A. in counseling in order to gain more experience and skill.
In addition to her time at Nikao, Rachel has served as a crisis counselor at a pregnancy resource center where she counseled women who were experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. She has also worked at a psychiatrist’s office where she provided therapy in conjunction with the doctor’s medication management of patients.
Rachel has experienced tremendous healing through the therapeutic relationship and she seeks to provide the same experience for all of her clients; a safe and supportive counseling environment where she can meet them “right where they are.”
Rachel married her high-school sweetheart, Lawson, in 2011. They attend The Village Church and are members of a home group there. Rachel enjoys playing tennis, cooking, world travels, and spending time with her friends and family.