Recently graduating with her PhD in Counseling Psychology from UMass Boston, Rachel is excited to remain in the New England area. What drew her to Antioch is the sense of community and emphasis on merging passion and purpose. Her research interests primarily focus on LGBTQ+ and in particular bi+ communities and reducing stigma to improve health outcomes. She also has an interest in ways that psychologists can promote social justice and organizational change to foster trauma-informed practice in early childhood education. Clinically, she pulls from Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) while also integrating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral methods.
Rachel is originally from outside Columbus, Ohio and is happy to discuss the superiority of Midwest ice cream. While once a competitive swimmer, she now prefers to “dabble” in various hobbies at any given time. Currently, these seem to include reading, watching ample television, playing Settlers of Catan, rollerblading, water coloring, and pie making.