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Rachel Shook, LCSW

Rachel Shook, LCSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples​, Teens, Parenting

Rachel’s work is rooted in honoring the innate strength and resiliency of people at their core. She collaborates with each client to allow them to determine their own therapeutic path and takes turns leading and following to help them navigate each session. She brings an authentic presence, humor, and a deep desire to listen and understand to her work. Rachel has a passion for working with individuals, couples, parents, families, and teens from all walks of life. She focuses on issues related to family of origin, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting, anxiety/stress, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions/changes, self-esteem, and self-exploration. Her approach incorporates relational and systems frameworks, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), the Nurturing Parent Program, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), mindfulness skills, and psychodrama techniques. She utilizes a blend of talk therapy and creative strategies to effect change in the people she works with and to help them get unstuck and find a new perspective. Rachel’s hope is to create a safe space for people to explore the things that hinder their ability to foster fulfilling relationships and to discover the joyful life they deserve.

Areas of Specialty

Educational Background

Bachelor of Social Work & Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas Austin

Why Therapy?

As a deeply empathic person who faced challenging experiences from a young age, I began my own therapeutic, self-searching journey early in life, which has played a crucial role in my decision to become a therapist. The insight I have gained through continued personal work along with my experiences in my clinical practice with clients have changed my life and my relationships in a powerful way. It is my hope to guide others as they courageously take on the challenges life brings and choose to face them head on.

Professional Motivation

It truly brings me joy to walk alongside others as they access their innate potential and capacity to transform their life and relationships. The people I work with both inspire and humble me.

Hobbies

Dancing, singing, learning piano, reading, podcasts, playing board games, and spending time with my loved ones!

Previous Occupations

I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including substance use treatment centers, a grief and loss agency, mental health nonprofits, and schools. I also worked as a waitress previous to working in this field.

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