Rachel is a queer, biracial cisgender woman of Indian and Western European descent. She believes that experiences of marginalization can have an immense impact on well-being and invites those experiences into session. Rachel strives for a collaborative therapeutic relationship, recognizing her clients as the experts in their own experiences. Rachel sees clients located in Delaware both in person and via telehealth.
Rachel has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families and sees clients ages 12 and older in the state of Delaware. Rachel uses a person-centered, integrative approach to therapy to best meet the needs of the client. She often pulls from trauma-informed, culturally responsive cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and humanistic approaches. Rachel has experience working with clients with a range of mental health needs including struggles with anxiety, depression, body image and low self-esteem, life transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, and self-injury/suicidal ideation.
Rachel is passionate about working with LGBTQ+ clients and families; including but not limited to assisting clients in their ongoing journey of identity exploration, helping parents support LGBTQ+ adolescents, and increasing familial communication.
Rachel has utilized her training in dialectical behavioral therapy when working with individuals wanting to work on the therapeutic goals of decreasing self-threatening behaviors such as self-harm and suicidal ideation, increasing emotion regulation, and helping the client create a life worth living.
Rachel works with clients to create a warm, accepting, authentic therapeutic relationship to help facilitate growth, mental well-being, and self-discovery.