Rachel is a licensed as a marriage and family therapist (since 2001) and is an AAMFT approved supervisor. Over the past 16 years, she has provided therapy to adolescents and grief, loss, and trauma counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families in a non-profit community mental health center setting. She uses therapy skills to address issues of the nervous system and limbic system (the part of the brain related to emotions and survival) to teach clients the skills to regulate themselves and to provide them with self-leadership – being in charge of their own bodies and minds. A task in most therapy sessions is to achieve the ability to maintain calmness and feel safe in any situation. In addition to supporting traditional therapy goals of feeling more mentally and emotionally stable, this approach can bring clients increased immunity and overall health and well-being.
Rachel has studied and practiced yoga for more than 15 years, and is a registered yoga teacher at the 200-hour level as well as a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Her yoga training, including breathwork and meditation, is from the Himalayan Traditions and ParaYoga. She also has extensive training and experience working with traumatic stress and grief and loss, and is certified in hypnosis through the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. All of these skills aid in her work with individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
Rachel currently works with adolescents, adults, and groups. She is especially interested in supporting the LGBTQ community through both her work and her volunteer efforts.
Rachel currently offers Psychotherapy and Yoga/Ayurveda coaching. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.moonbridgewellness.com for more information.
All Credentials: MA, LMFT, RYT, AYS