The Serious Stuff
Rachel is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for helping clients use their unique strengths to navigate life's challenges. Rachel graduated from Grand View University in Des Moines with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in psychology. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg University and a Master of Arts in Theology from Luther Seminary, both in the Twin Cities. Rachel utilizes family systems and psychodynamic approaches when working with clients and their families. Her professional interests include attachment, trauma, anxiety, gender and sexuality (LGBTQ+) and spirituality.
Rachel sees clients in the Ankeny office.
The Fun Stuff
Rachel teaches piano and voice lessons to students ages 5+ in her spare time. She loves musical theatre, cooking, good coffee, board games, and long walks with her family dog, Swayze.