Location: Saint Paul
Rachel joins MidWest Center with over 30 years of experience in the Mental Health field. She brings experience from outpatient, managed care and hospital settings. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from University of Michigan as well as her Bachelor’s in Anthropology. From 1998-2019 Rachel worked for Northeast Youth and Family Services as a therapist and manager. Rachel specializes in relationships, anxiety/depression, transitions and caregiver issues. She works with adults of all ages, individuals, couples and families.
Rachel’s Therapy Approach: “I offer strength-based, systems, and solution-focused perspectives. I listen carefully to clients’ concerns. I do a thorough assessment which includes looking at strengths and resources as well as cultural and spiritual values. I understand that clients may have mixed feelings about change; I see therapy as a collaborative process, moving at the client’s own pace. When appropriate, I use humor during our conversations! I am a photographer as well as a therapist and so the concepts of re-framing, looking through a different lens and shifting focus are themes in my work. Besides helping clients to create new visions, I offer practical suggestions for change.”
Areas of Special Interest:
- Grief & Loss
- Caregiver Issues
Licenses + Memberships:
- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker