She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Counseling, MC Master of Arts, MA Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Rachel Shubert is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who works with individuals ages 10 and up both in person and online. She is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher, an award-winning storyteller, and an expert on transforming envy into joy, as described in the New York Times best seller Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression–and the Unexpected Solutions.
Whether a client is coming to therapy because of a new crisis or a long-standing problem, Rachel loves working alongside the individual to uncover the truth. This includes the truth of who they really are, what they are really facing, what they really want, and how to proceed with authenticity and integrity.
Rachel uses a variety of approaches and typically blends deep psychodynamic work with practical skill-building and lifestyle change. In session, clients may encounter Jungian, mindfulness, CBT, somatic, and narrative techniques. Individuals are asked to work from their existing strengths and within the seeming paradox of radical self-acceptance vs. growth and change.
The foundation of Rachel’s practice is love of humanity and of the human experience. Her practice is welcoming to all races and ethnicities, all genders and sexualities, all body sizes and aesthetic presentations, all philosophical, political, spiritual, and religious affiliations, and all socioeconomic and professional backgrounds. Many creative, empathic, neurodiverse, and highly sensitive clients seem to find their way to Rachel.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating.
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you