Rachel Parker, LMHCA

Rachel Parker

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It is my philosophy that the way people view themselves impacts their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. When people are able to love and accept themselves, they are able to make better decisions and have healthier relationships. Rejecting oneself is often the core of many negative mental health symptoms. Heartbreakingly, there are many facets to why people cannot love and accept themselves, many having to do with past mistakes, trauma, rejection, and societal expectations to name a few.

Your choice in pursuing therapy and self-improvement is a brave and honorable choice. I am deeply honored and privileged to join you on your journey. I am here to encourage you, challenge you, and empower you to become the best version of yourself and help you build a happier life with healthier relationships.

I believe that every client is capable of growth. Our therapeutic relationship is to be a safe and non-judgmental space for you to openly and honestly explore your reasons for coming to counseling. You can expect to be treated with empathy, honesty, and acceptance during our time together.

My therapeutic approach is influenced by person-centered theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. I have received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate.

My passions are my family, helping people love themselves, food and traveling around the world. In my free time I have been known to be walking the beach, testing out a new recipe with my family, sipping coffee with friends, writing, planning my wardrobe for my next vacation, and practicing Spanish.

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Self-esteem
  • Women
  • Relationship issues
  • Family
  • Anxiety
  • Teens
  • Depression

Q&A with Rachel

1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?

I tend to focus on the deeper issue, because often the immediate issues will continue to pile until the deeper issue can be addressed. It’s like trying to frost a sugar cookie before making the dough.

2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?

I have my clients lead the session, so that we use the session the way they want to use it. However, at times I will guide the conversation to dig deeper and foster growth.

3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?

My strengths as a therapist are that I truly value my clients as individuals. I feel deeply honored to be a part of their journey and to be hearing their stories. Feedback I have heard from past clients are that they were challenged and encouraged during our time together, which allowed them to grow. Clients have highlighted in their feedback that they felt accepted and empowered.

4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?

It would be to teleport to anywhere in the world. I would take my lunch in Rome or see my parents anytime I could.

5.) What makes you laugh?

I love to watch standup comedy. Watching my husband dance always makes me laugh.

6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?

I would have dinner with Jesus. There would be much to talk about.