BA, Florida State University
MS, University of Vermont
Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of South Carolina and has been practicing as a counselor since 2005. She began her career in Sarasota, FL where she was certified as a Parent Educator and worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in a variety of settings including the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program at the Child Protection Center and Manatee Glens, where she worked with youth in the foster care system and their adoptive families. Rachel has experience working with mood disorders and anxiety, and specializes in trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse and assault, ADHD, relationships and codependency, and women's issues, with an interest in working with multicultural and diverse populations. She uses trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy, incorporating resiliency skills, mindfulness, and grounding techniques with her clients.
Rachel attended Salem College in Winston-Salem for her first two years of college, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Florida State University. She received a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont.
Rachel lives in the Upstate with her husband and three children. When not working, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and traveling to visit with family and friends.