Rachael enjoys working with adults and young adults who have high aspirations but find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with motivation. Rachael’s calm and non-judgmental nature makes her easy to talk to, even when things get tough. She enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, and stress.
Rachael is a North Carolina native and has lived in southeastern North Carolina for over 18 years. Rachael is a Licensed Psychological Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology - Substance Use Treatment Psychology from UNCW. She worked in community mental health for over four years, providing individual or group mental health and substance use services to adults in an outpatient setting. Rachael genuinely cares about the people she serves.
Rachael loves to walk with others as they overcome adversity, identify goals driven by values, and advance toward their dreams. Rachael enjoys providing space for people to clarify what they want out of life and explore thoughts or behaviors which may be limiting growth or potential. Rachael uses cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral activation, and relapse prevention to support clients with practical skills and tools to address self-limiting thoughts, beliefs, or behaviors and prepare them to navigate future challenges on their own. Rachael provides a safe space for clients to move from the avoidance of what is uncomfortable to the advancement toward what is truly desired.