“Working with addiction and people in recovery forces me to learn, challenge myself, and grow every day. I have found addicts and partners in recovery to be some of the most spiritual and connected people I have had the privilege of meeting.”
Rachel is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT®) Supervisor, having received certification from Dr. Patrick Carnes International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). She specializes in addiction, trauma, and Somatic Experiencing. After achieving her Masters in Clinical Social Work, she treated adolescents at a few New York-based inpatient and outpatient programs—offering help to trauma victims who were self-medicating with substances, food, and acting out sexually.
Rachel trained in the phase-based trauma treatment of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and has successfully treated adolescent trauma survivors, running a trauma and drug addiction program. Rachel also embraces and implements The Stair Model for adult trauma victims.
Rachel moved and brought her practice, Searching for Change, to Chicago and continues her work with sex addiction and trauma.
The founding of Off The Crooked Path came out of a realization that partners and children dealing with the trauma of sex addiction were often feeling abandoned or less important than the treatment of the addict and that the resources for the entire family are severely lacking. Rachel is dedicated to the healing and support of the entire family system and wanted to be able to provide that support to families regardless of location.
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