Rachel has her master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services and is a Licensed Clinical Counselor who has over ten years in the counseling and mental health field. She provides a range of mental health services including diagnostic assessments, dyadic psychotherapy, treatment planning and mental health consultation. She has experience in completing diagnostic assessments in children utilizing the DC: 0-5 for diagnosing children birth to five years of age. She has experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children and their caregivers who are suffering high stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, social and emotional difficulties, and grief and loss. She utilizes a holistic approach based on attachment, dyadic, and relationally based theories. She has an emphasis in developmentally based, trauma informed interventions that focuses on enhancing the caregiver and child relationship to repair/restore social and emotional development.
Rachel is certified in the evidence-based practices of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is rostered as a Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) provider. She is endorsed as an Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E®). She is also a Board Approved Supervisor for the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Additional areas of interest include mental health consultation with preschools, in-home childcare providers, and childcare centers to provide consultation and/or presentations on infant and early childhood development and mental health.