Rachel is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who delights in helping others grow and evolve while managing life’s inevitable challenges. Welcoming the opportunity to engage with people of all cultures and identities, Rachel utilizes warmth, compassion, and humor in providing individual and family therapy to children, pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Initially trained as a public health researcher, Rachel worked in psychiatric drug development for over a decade, focusing on treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. As a clinical social worker, Rachel has experience in private practice, outpatient community mental health, and medical settings, providing support to clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma, and grief and loss (including suicide survivorship and overdose survivorship). Her interests include early
attachment, life transitions (divorce, young adults leaving home, adapting to parenthood, empty nesting, aging), and dynamics of families with parents struggling with mental health issues.
Focusing on the client’s unique needs and recognizing their inherent strengths, Rachel utilizes an eclectic mix of evidence-based treatment modalities to help clients reach their goals. Open and curious about the client’s concerns, her sessions provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where individuals can explore their authentic selves, work through challenges, and reach for their inherent potential for well-being.
Rachel received a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Maryland Baltimore. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor’s degree in political science and pre-medical sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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