Rachel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She has worked with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. She is currently a counseling intern working towards obtaining a Graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary.
Rachel has been in various forms of ministerial leadership positions since she was 16 years old, doing everything from taking out the trash to serving on a Board of Directors. She has also participated in multiple ministry internships where she was mentored in leadership and organizational logistics, as well as Bible study and teaching skills. In 2007, she was ordained as a pastor with Assemblies of God and is currently a part of a Messianic Jewish congregation in Vancouver, Washington.
Rachel's approach to therapy incorporates a Christian worldview with an integrative use of theories that include cognitive behavioral methods (exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs), object relations theoretical orientation (exploring links between current and past relationships of significance to clients), as well as strengths-based, short-term therapy, and narrative approaches. Her heart is to custom fit the treatment to the client, and ultimately desires to collaborate with her clients to help them obtain the skills and healing they need to live a great life.
Rachel has provided counseling for people ranging from teens to the elderly community. She has also been trained as a Behavioral Technician where she helped children diagnosed with ASD. She has a deep desire to be able to serve whoever walks through her door, but is very passionate about supporting CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH CHALLENGES such as ISOLATION, SEXUAL ADDICTIONS, DEPRESSION, MARITAL ISSUES, LIFE TRANSITIONS, SPIRITUAL ABUSE, GRIEF, and PERSONAL GROWTH.