Rachael’s experience primarily includes working with adolescents/young adults and their families on issues including substance abuse/addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, stress, organizational issues, peer conflict, communication, enhancing self-awareness, and relationship/family dynamics. Rachael works both individually, as well as in family or group settings.
Rachael enjoys bringing a positive psychology approach to her clients and believes that it is critical that the client take an active role in their treatment. Her work is grounded in client-centered techniques along with cognitive behavioral techniques that create an environment where clients feel safe and empowered to work on their area of concern and ultimately, grow.
She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University, as well as a Bachelors Degree from Duquesne University. In addition to working at Outreach, Rachael sees clients at Gateway Rehabilitation providing individual, group, and family support for individuals in early and long-term recovery.