Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a certified Co-Occurring Specialist. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. Rachel has extensive clinical experience working with adults, families, couples, children, and adolescents. She helps individuals who are seeking self awareness to gain further balance and well being in their lives and relationships. Areas of expertise include substance use, co-occurring issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues, trauma, family counseling, relationship and life changes. Rachel’s therapeutic approach to meeting clients’ needs include; Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Choice Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is grounded in the philosophies of Positive Psychology, System Theories and Existentialism. She has worked in the following environments, Substance use and Mental Health outpatient, Substance use Intensive Outpatient, Bureau of Juvenile Justice/Secure Treatment residential facility, Family Based Mental Health Services, Family Preservation Services, and Behavioral Health Managed Care. Rachel’s other professional passions include; educating others on stress reduction, mindfulness practices, self-care, social class issues, and co-occurring topics. Rachel also has experience working with behavioral and physical health managed care organizations and was employed as a Clinical Care Manager for five years in the behavioral health field. Rachel is originally from Prince Edward Island Canada and has been residing in Pennsylvania since 2003 . She became a proud American citizen in June 2013. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, running, eating out at new restaurants and mindfulness practices. Rachel and her husband own a race car team and during the summer months they are busy with Super Late Model dirt track racing. She is also involved with the community organization, Girls on The Run during the spring and fall months.