Rachel is grounded, dedicated, and perceptive. She enjoys working with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group contexts. Rachel’s practice is rooted in compassion and collaboration with clients and families, and she is experienced in working with adolescents and young adults with anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, and grief and loss related issues. She excels in building a strong therapeutic relationship and believes this is the foundation of change and personal growth. Rachel approaches sessions with empathy and creativity, helping her clients as they learn to manage difficult emotions, navigate life’s many challenges, and cultivate healthy relationships.
Prior to her work at The Sibley Group, Rachel has worked both in public mental health, and in private practice, specializing in grief, trauma, and traumatic loss. She has expertise in a myriad of modalities and has received training in multi-level advanced trauma treatment, Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Parent Management Training (PMT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Rachel uses these different approaches to intuitively address her clients’ needs and goals. She is skilled in treating a wide range of mood, depression, anxiety, and trauma related disorders. She started her career in the mental health field during her undergraduate studies, while she obtained her Bachelor of Social Work. During this time, Rachel completed internships both domestically and internationally, working with veterans, survivors of war crimes, and the families of those impacted by trauma.
Rachel is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. She obtained her Masters of Social Service (MSW equivalent) from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She is also licensed in Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts.