Email about Rachel Clifton
Rachel moved to Chicago from Ohio to complete her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She now calls Chicago home and enjoys spending time exploring the diverse neighborhoods of the city, sampling new restaurants, walking her dog, and engaging with friends. Friends, co-workers, and guests describe her as being genuine, honest, thoughtful, smart, and passionate about her work.
Rachel has enjoyed her experience in higher level of care such as inpatient psychiatric units and Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Her background has afforded her the opportunity to teach others about taking effective action through intentional skill use to cope with daily challenges. Rachel appreciates the chance to provide options for guests to choose a course of action based on their goals and values.
Rachel utilizes strategies from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention to address mood and anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, and adjustment with changes in life circumstances in adolescents, families, and adults. She has a newfound interest in providing behavior coaching to parents looking to improve communication and desired behaviors with their children. Her guests work on developing a life worth living through goal setting, personal growth, and connection with others.