While Rachael was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma, she now calls Texas her home. As the youngest of five children, Rachael clung to the label of shy most of her life. When she moved to Texas for her husband to attend chiropractic school, she was forced outside her shell as she found herself in a big city with no community. As a mom to three young kids, Rachael began to teach group fitness. She discovered she loved working with women and decided to further her education and returned to graduate school after being a stay at home mom for a decade. Rachael has overcome her own battles with anxiety, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia, and she loves to help other women in their journey to freedom. She also specializes in marriage counseling, specifically communication skills.
Rachael received her Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science from The University of Oklahoma and will graduate from The King’s University with her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in Spring 2021.
In therapy, Rachael believes the root thoughts affect our mood, and our mood, or feeling, affects our behavior. Rachael takes an eclectic approach to therapy as no two clients are created equal. Some of these theories include Family Systems Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Rachael considers it a great honor to be part of a client’s therapy process and does not take that responsibility lightly. She creates a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment and commits to walk alongside her clients each step of the way.
Rachael loves to get outdoors with her husband and kids whenever possible. They love to hike, cycle, run, and explore. Their greatest adventure to date was hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim in one day! She has been married for more than 15 years and raising tweens and teens. As parents of girls and a boy, they love to support True Girl, Born to be Brave, and Marriage Today. Rachael’s favorite quote comes from John Wayne: “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”