Works with ages: 18+ Professional Highlights: Rachel is receiving her PhD in Counseling Psychology from BYU. Her research focuses on Polynesian psychology, and her dissertation looked at what mental health providers need to know to serve Native Hawaiians who identify as third gender, or mahu. She is completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arkansas’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Rachel has also worked at BYU-Hawaii in the counseling center as a clinician and as a teacher in the psychology department.
Specialties: Rachel has an affirming approach to therapy, focused on meeting the client where they are. She works from a compassion-focused lens, striving to create a safe and warm environment for clients. Her interpersonal and relational approach to treatment help establish a collaborative therapeutic experience aimed at helping clients live a more empathic and empowered life. Rachel has a special interest in helping LGBTQ+ clients and clients experiencing faith difficulties. She works primarily with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, sexual concerns, women’s issues, and diversity-related concerns.