Life does not always look how you expected or hoped that it would, which is often times a difficult adjustment. Sometimes long term counselling is needed to deal with hurtful experiences in the past, while other times a stressful event occurs that might need just a few meetings to address. Rachel’s aim from the start of the counselling journey is to ensure that you feel empowered, hopeful, and that there is a plan in place to help you to start feeling better. She works to create a welcoming, non-judgemental and safe space for all those she meets with. She can offer new skills and different perspectives to combine with your strengths and experience to help you achieve your goals.
Rachel has a Master of Social Work (Clinical Specialization) from the University of Calgary, and has been working with individuals and families in Alberta for over fifteen years. She started her career working with children and families in Southern Alberta and moved to Edmonton in 2011. She has worked with families of all shapes and sizes, including those with multiples.
She has always enjoyed working with families and supporting parents to raise their little ones while also maintaining their own mental health and sense of self. Working with women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum, including those struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety, or couples struggling with infertility or reproductive concerns has also been an area of interest.
Additionally, she is experienced in working with individuals going through life transitions, relationship stress, anxiety and panic, depression, stress, grief and loss, family dynamics, trauma, self-esteem, confidence building, setting boundaries, and chronic health issues or life-altering illness, amongst many other concerns.
Note: Rachel is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters degree (MSW). Similar to Psychologists, MSW’s attend graduate school and are primarily focused on treating psychological issues, and are considered a specialty of general social work practice. They may treat many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, self-esteem, stress, life transitions, pre/postpartum struggles and more.
Most insurance companies cover the services of a MSW similarity to Psychologists however, with all of our practitioners we strongly encourage you to check your individual policy. Most plans from Blue Cross and Greenshields allow us to direct Bill plans and health spending accounts and other insurance plans typically require you to self-submit.”