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Rachel Dahlgren(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions-Self-esteem- Stress management- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Rachel Dahlgren is a psychotherapist licensed in Michigan and Illinois. Rachel started her career as a social worker in Chicago, where she served a variety of populations in various capacities including seeing children, adolescents, families, and adults for therapy, providing case management and therapeutic support to clients with chronic health issues, assessing and recommending services for families within the child welfare system, and providing outpatient individual therapy.

Rachel opened her practice, Valley Branch Counseling & Therapy, in 2021 where she provides individual therapy exclusively via telehealth. Rachel's primary focus in supporting women struggling with low self-esteem to improve their relationships with themselves. Rachel integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches/techniques depending on the individual needs of the client, including CBT, DBT, and EMDR.

In addition to being a trained mental health professional, Rachel is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and a Reiki Master.

Message to clients

Hi there! I help women struggling with low self-esteem improve their relationships with themselves so that they can live a life more at peace with themselves.

Many of us struggle with a harsh inner critic that tells us that we are not good enough (or not smart enough, pretty enough, you name it!). Oftentimes, our life experiences shape how we talk to ourselves. Depending on our life experiences, we may have been living with this negative voice for a long time. This negative inner voice can significantly impact our self-esteem, our confidence in ourselves, increase our anxiety, and/or leave us feeling really down.

How do we quiet that harsh voice so that we can live a life more at peace with ourselves? In therapy sessions, I strive to provide an emotionally safe space for us to work towards your goals of having more peace, love, and acceptance for yourself. My hope for you is that you are able to grow your self-esteem, acceptance, and love for yourself so that you can live a life full of peace.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Dominican University, Master of Social Work (MSW), 2011
Valparaiso University, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), 2010


Michigan: 6801108246 - Illinois: 149015966


English, Spanish


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in MI)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO (in-network in MI, IL)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (54min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week