About Rachel

This page used to just list my degrees and credentials and was carefully crafted to be distant and warm. It’s ironic because that’s not at all how I work with my clients or how I am in the world.  Warm, yes, but typically the opposite of distant. I want this page to help you decide if we will work well together, not just tell you the things I have done (though I will include those things as well for those interested).

 I love what I do and love helping people achieve what they didn’t think they could. My clients tell me I am tough but they know I care about them.

I work best with people who are so sick of being unhappy that they are willing to make some changes. I can’t change you, you have to change and I am happy to help support you in that.  I AM NOT THE SMILE AND NOD THERAPIST. I roll up my sleeves and get in there with you. I have a great BS detector, I will call you on your stuff. We will laugh (a lot)! I am not afraid to talk to you about anything you need to talk about. After so many years in the field I’m unshockable and can handle anything.


To answer your question: Yes I do know what I am doing!…  Here is my resume-type stuff.

Services Provided

  • Individual Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults and adolescents
  • Prolonged Exposure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Exposure Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Couples Therapy- Level 1 Gottman trained.
  • Clinical Supervision

Certificates/Specialized Training/Affiliations

  • Licensed Psychologist 2009 (LP 5065)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy intensively trained, Behavior Tech, LLC (2010)
  • Certified Prolonged Exposure therapist (2012)
  • LPC/LPCC Board Approved Supervisor, Board of Behavior Health and Therapy (2013)
  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), 2015
  • Intensive workshop in Prolonged Exposure therapy, Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety, (2010)
  • Member of the International OCD Foundation
  • 40 hours of clinical supervision training completed (2013)

Areas of Clinical Interest

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Couples and Family Therapy.


  • Marriage and Family Certificate.  St. Mary’s University (2006)
  • M.A.  St. Mary’s University (2003)
  • B.A.  University of Minnesota (1999)

Insurance Accepted

  • UMR
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Select Care
  • Aetna
  • Medica
  • United Health Care
  • Medical Assistance
  • Ucare
  • Preferred 1
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners

Schedule an appointment and get your life back.

When you’re ready to get started with therapy please call or email me. We will connect for a brief consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!




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"Be curious not judgmental" -Walt Whitman


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