Rachel Kauffman is a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced in treating those struggling with: mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, difficulties with adjustments or transitions, and LGBTQIA+ issues. Rachel has worked with adolescence to adulthood in a variety of settings. Her diverse experience includes providing individual, family and group therapy in a substance abuse treatment center, residential treatment facility, and outpatient mental health settings. When working with her clients, particularly adolescents, Rachel believes that positive therapeutic rapport and a non-judgmental space is key to change.
Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. While she has extensive experience in cognitive behavioral Therapy, she believes it is important to adapt her approach to therapy to best fit the needs of her clients. To ensure the best outcome in treatment, Rachel often adopts an eclectic approach that draws from a variety of theoretical orientations including the stages of change, CBT, psychodynamic, family systems, and narrative therapy. She also believes that building a therapeutic relationship with her clients based on mutual trust and diminished power differential is important to invoke client change.