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Rachel E. Smith


The task of finding a new therapist can be so difficult! Thank you for taking the time to consider me for the honor of walking with you in your journey toward growth, hope, and healing. My style is relational and dynamic, meaning that I hold the past and present together as we work through your story to examine the places you feel stuck or want to make a change. I also pay particular attention to ensuring that you feel safe and cared for in the therapeutic relationship in order to facilitate the exploration of what can at times be painful thoughts, feelings, and memories. I integrate evidence-based techniques, cultural humility, and a non-judgmental perspective to help you find your own strengths with which you can meet your life goals.

Many struggles we experience within ourselves may be the result of exposure to violence and interpersonal traumas, including experiences of marginalization and social injustice. I will work with you to identify the impact of these and other experiences, while also helping you to find your own power to create the change you want in your life. Some of the topics I frequently address with clients in treatment include relationships and relational patterns, life transitions, family dynamics, grief and loss, chronic stress, trauma, identity development, depression, anxiety, mood difficulties, spirituality, the impact of society and systems, culture and cultural identity, struggles in school or work, addictions, and court-involvement.

I have had the privilege to work with people diverse in culture, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, spirituality, and social capital. I treat children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am also trained in ARC, EMDR, and TF-CBT.