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Rachel Williamson(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
South CarolinaMissouri
Addiction- Anxiety - Depression- Existential crisis & challenges- Relationship issues- Trauma-

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Professional statement

Rachel Williamson is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in St. Louis, MO. Rachel works with Individuals 13 and older and specializes in treating anxiety, depression, substance use, and PTSD. She provides both in person and virtual sessions.

Rachel has a flexible approach to therapy as she understands that each person may need something a little different. Rachel practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to help clients differentiate between negative self-talk and positive thinking patterns. By changing how they think, clients can avoid harsh emotional reactions or self-judgments, which can boost their self-esteem and help build motivation

Rachel earned a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. She strives to create a safe and inclusive space in her practice so all clients can feel comfortable in therapy and in their conversations. Clients feel supported as they take the next step in their lives, making decisions to improve their well-being.


Message to clients

My therapeutic approach is focused on each individual. I believe that every person has the potential for personal growth and the ability to make positive changes in their lives. Through my experience as a therapist, I have realized that some individuals may require assistance in this process. Being a person-centered therapist means recognizing that each person who seeks my help has unique set needs. To cater to these needs, I have received training in diverse therapeutic modalities such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing.

When you visit my office (or attend a session online), you can feel comfortable and be yourself. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where you can let go of any pretense and openly share your true feelings. However, I understand that building this level of trust takes time and effort. Therefore, my initial objective is to help you feel secure and supported so that expressing yourself becomes easier.

My therapeutic approach is aimed to assist you in determining the goals you wish to achieve, reducing any symptoms you may be experiencing, and acquiring new skills to improve coping. I will provide education, guidance, and the support necessary for you to accomplish these objectives.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Concordance, Therapist
Gateway Corrections, Program Supervisor

Avila Universty, Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology, 2018
University of Central Missouri, B.S. Psychology, 2015
University of Central Missouri, B.S. Criminal Justice, 2015

Licensure

Missouri: 2018036473 - South Carolina: TLC 905 PC

Languages

English

Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in MO)
  • Cigna (in-network in MO)
  • GEHA (in-network in MO)
  • Optum (in-network in MO)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in MO)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in MO)
  • UMR (in-network in MO)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in MO)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in MO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

I have some reduced fee slots available.


Publications

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