Rachel graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 with a Master's degree in Social Work, with a focus in interpersonal studies. She has a history of working with all age groups in such settings as inpatient hospitals, residential treatment, intensive in-home therapy, in the school system, as well as in an outpatient setting. Rachel takes a strengths-based approach to an individualized therapy model, and she believes in meeting each individual where they are at in terms of each individual person's struggle and journey towards recovery, as well as in healing, towards successful outcomes.
Hello! I help women, professionals, entertainers, veterans, and their families. Do you check one of these boxes? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Have you experienced trauma, family discord, or a major life change? Do you lack self-confidence? Do you struggle to communicate in relationships? Are you experiencing career concerns? Have you been neglecting your activities of daily living? Do you feel unheard or unseen? Do you feel present but alone? I know you may be struggling but you do not have to suffer alone. I am here to journey alongside you! I will help you navigate a plan to enhance your quality of life.
Perhaps you’ve tried a few therapists and weren't able to connect. Maybe you never saw yourself represented, or that therapy felt too manualized. You’ve pushed off therapy for a while now, not because you're too prideful to get the support you need, but because the help you are looking for hasn’t centered your beliefs, identity(ies) and understanding of well-being. You want support that centers all of who you are, and you are looking for authentic, experienced care that can help you gain clarity, confidence, and contentment.
I believe that difficulties, hurts and pains do not have to immobilize my clients but can serve to transform their lives into deeper meaning and fulfillment. I understand that talking about deep hurts, struggles, fears and secrets can sometimes place people in a vulnerable and uncomfortable place, so I seek to provide the safest environment to help my clients feel open and safe. My areas of interest lie with counseling adolescents, young adults, women, families, and couples who are facing a variety of issues including: relationship concerns, life transitions, personal and spiritual growth, grief/loss issues, depression and anxiety.
Safety. Honesty. Freedom. Come as you are. I believe in creating a safe atmosphere without judgment, allowing you to freely come for the help you want and deserve. In this safety, we will journey together honestly to the root of these burdens facing you, seeking healing and insight in order to create true and lasting freedom in your life. Every person is different and therefore the process for each will be unique. Knowing this, I enjoy helping each person by adapting to his or her personality and comfort zone in order to make the process the most effective and fulfilling.
Are you wanting to grow closer to God, but always feel distant from Him? Are you struggling with feeling hurt by someone, stuck in a habit, or torn about a decision? Are you unable to break free from turning to things like pornography, alcohol, drugs, or even food to escape and find comfort? Do you struggle to find purpose at work or home? Is it difficult for you to connect well with other people? Do you believe you can’t be yourself around others? If you can identify with any of these questions, then it would be an honor to journey with you to find some resolution and healing.
Because children do not come with a handbook, parents are often wondering if they are parenting correctly. Sometimes your house and your relationships can feel strained due to the challenges of parenting. Parents can feel as if the child is in charge of the emotional barometer of the house. Most parents at some point experience feelings of being overwhelmed and not knowing how to be effective and supportive at the same time. Therapy is a way of taking those first steps toward making positive changes for yourself and your family. By making small changes, you will be able to enjoy a more fulfilling parenting experience.
Feeling uncomfortably anxious or sad? Trouble sleeping or just not feeling yourself? Are you going through a stressful time such as coping with a medical illness or the illness of a loved one? Maybe even grieving the loss of a loved one? Maybe you are going through a stressful move or relationship problems. In this difficult time, it is important to have support around you. It may be hard to imagine that you can cope with this, or that things can get better.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CHT, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20+ years of experience in counseling for individuals (children, teenagers and adults), couples, and families. I have worked with diverse ethnic populations providing therapy for variety of psychological symptoms, illnesses and conditions such as depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting concerns, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, stress management and other issues. As a Counselor, my goal is to fully understand the client’s experience and provide specific interventions to help in overcoming concerning life challenges.
It is not a coincidence that our paths have crossed. Every human being wants to know their "purpose" the path that has already been prepared ahead of time and waiting to be discovered; however, life happens. Well, you are definitely not on this journey alone. Nevertheless, there is good news! Every individual can learn to live life on purpose from young to old filled with joy everlasting! My mission is to "walk you through" discovering your own inner strengths and power and eliminating those destructive thinking patterns that cause distress, unhappiness, and anxiety, and be able to conquer any challenge that comes your way!
I am here to help others heal and see their full potential. Wake up each day looking forward to what the day and the future holds. Helping those that have experienced rejection, abandonment, and other life struggles find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.
Hello and welcome to Zen Counseling & Consulting Services. I’m Courtney. Have you been to other supposed “LGBT friendly” therapists and felt like they could not relate? Are you stuck in a perpetual cycle of depression and anxiety? Or maybe you are using drugs and/or alcohol to cope with life’s many stressors? Whatever the reason, I’m here to help. You may be asking, “is therapy right for me?” Absolutely! Therapy is a great self-care tool.
Lately, have your problems seem too large to handle on your own? Has your faith taken a beating, and you’ve felt like your relationships are strained or difficult to maintain? Well, you are not alone; I am here to help you. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over six years of experience in mental health, I provide a safe, open, warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for you to heal, identify problem areas, process unresolved issues, and develop a new perspective/effective skills to allow you to cope with life stressors.
Whatever your life circumstance, therapy can help you face challenges, set goals, and work through personal and professional issues. Whether you want support dealing with the normal stress of life or help resolving past wounds and trauma rooted in childhood, my approach is to provide you with the highest quality of care and professionalism. We will work together in an open and accepting environment, where I offer you a calm and nurturing space to process old coping methods that no longer serve you. A place where you can begin to heal and create a more authentic life.
Relationships are a tremendous part of our lives. When they are going well, they are a great source of joy and comfort. When they are not, they can be painful and consuming. I specialize in helping people with all kinds of relationship challenges- affairs, divorce, friendships, work relationships, break-ups, step-family transitions, parent's divorce, dating, remarriage, parenting, anxiety, depression, coming out, feeling distant, feeling stuck, feeling insecure. In our relationships we have some unique, and powerful opportunities for healing, growth, and joy.
Providing therapy for individuals, adolescents, couples, and families, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Life can take us places we never planned on going. We may find ourselves feeling hurt, confused and isolated from self and others. It is my privilege to walk alongside people who are suffering from relational dysfunction. I am confident that there is freedom from chaotic cycles of brokenness, disconnection and pain. My therapeutic focus centers on severe relational trauma stemming from narcissistic abuse and substance abuse, codependency, and hostile communication patterns. The heart of my practice focuses on healing relational trauma, high-conflict partnerships, and coparenting/divorce coaching.
In the course of your life, you may have internalized negative beliefs or thoughts about yourself. You may be exhausted of having to live a façade in front of others. You might be wanting to get rid of some of the unhealthy patterns you've been repeating, and you feel ready now for a change. As a compassionate, empathic, and depth-oriented counselor, I will work alongside you to bring about wellness and wholehearted living into your life.