Rachel is a family therapist, zealous for healing in relationships. She began her career in counselling in 1998. Rachel has provided counselling services to youth in high-risk situations, parents seeking reunification with children in care, adoptive parents seeking support, birth parents with children with emotional challenges, and now foster caregivers and their children.
Rachel has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University and training and experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Her thesis on the relationships of adults who grew up in foster care, can be found here: http://summit.sfu.ca/item/12196.
Rachel’s greatest areas of research and experience encompass attachment security in relationships and trauma. She provides individual, couple, family and group therapy. Rachel also enjoys facilitating groups, workshops and seminars to diverse audiences.
Why I love my job: “I have the honour of journeying with individuals through the most challenging, emotional, intimate and vulnerable parts of themselves. I get to see individuals come from places of brokenness and move toward healing and strength. I get to see relationships move from conflict and hurting toward closeness and nurturing. It is a privilege to come to work at SOS Children’s Village BC.”