Rachael has been a community mental health counselor for over three and a half years. Her education and training were done at the University of Rochester, Warner School of Education’s Community Mental Health Counseling program. During graduate school, Rachael completed her internship with the Monroe County Correctional Facility while working full-time at Strong Memorial Hospital assisting individuals in need of one-on-one care.
Currently, Rachael works in a local mental health agency, where she specializes in working with adults who have sexually offended and adolescents who have engaged in problematic sexual behaviors; some of which have developmental disabilities. Rachael’s weekly duties consist of: mental health evaluations, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, utilizing crisis interventions, and supervising other staff members as she is a program supervisor.
Areas of focus:sexual issues of concern, stress, adjustment, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and self-regulation.
Treatment approach: Person-centered, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, emotion-focused, and solution-focused therapies.
Rachael primarily provides services from her office that is located in a building on University Avenue in Rochester, NY.