Rachael MacKnight, LMHC
Supporting mental wellness, growth, and vitality.
“The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.”― Carl R Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy
I believe therapy is a process of elevating oneself to the fullest potential. Yet, it is an endeavor that takes immense courage as we often engage with difficult or painful emotions along the way. My hope is to provide you with support and guidance in this process as you seek to better understand and manage the challenges you face.
My Therapeutic Style and Approach to Counseling
I have extensive experience working with clients to manage stress, improve relationships, and reduce worry and concern. I am also specialized in eating disorders, disordered eating, and issues of body image and low self worth.
I believe in the power of education to help people understand their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Therefore, I draw on aspects of neurology and physiology to inform a better understanding of how the brain and body work and why we make the choices we do.
I am currently an Eating Disorder Specialist & psychotherapist at a local University where I counsel students on issues such as disordered eating, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal difficulty. I have also worked as an assistant clinical director of an eating disorder Residential Treatment Center and Intensive Outpatient eating disorder Program. In addition to these experiences, I have provided trauma sensitive care, addiction treatment, vocational counseling, and mindfulness coaching to a variety of clients in individual care.
In this work, I aim to have a collaborative approach where your goals are central to the process of obtaining clear, effective outcomes. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of long term behavioral change, and positive emotional development. Therefore, I utilize a relational approach that emphasizes shame resilience, vulnerability, and trust as catalysts for lasting change.