We believe that healing and growth is a both/and process of acceptance and change. We are passionate about the freedom found when living a life that feels in line with one’s core values. However, we know that finding this freedom is often a challenging process and can require reckoning with painful realities, worries of rejection, and letting go of what once served us but now is holding us back from health and peace.
At Mira we trust our clients are the ultimate experts on their life. We seek to be a collaborative guide on the journey of getting to know your true self and building a life that feels congruent to your values.
Rachel is a licensed clinical social worker (LW61070393) in the State of Washington and is passionate about supporting clients in their journey as they develop a deeper understanding of their own identity and build a life that feels true to them. She has worked in a variety of settings with diverse population groups including the non profit sector with newly arriving refugees and homeless families, outpatient and residential mental health providing DBT skills groups to adolescents, and hospital and clinic based medical settings providing psychosocial support to families with a child or teen with a medical condition. While working in the Diabetes clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital Rachel developed a love for working with teens and young adults diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and their parents.
MEET RACHEL (She/Her)
Rachel is a strengths based clinician that believes her clients are the true experts of their lives, and therefore takes a collaborative approach to working with clients. She has training and experience in a variety of evidenced based practices (EBPs) including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She enjoys taking a client based approach of utilizing aspects of each of these EBPs in a way that meets the client’s unique needs; however, can offer a more standardized curriculum version of these EBPs if requested.
Outside of work Rachel loves to travel and eat good food with her family and friends. She is the mother to three precious daughters. Her oldest daughter, Mira Azalea, died shortly after birth due to medical complications. Her three daughters invite her to hold the both/and of loss and gratitude, pain and joy, everyday.
If you feel like Rachel would be a good fit for you as your therapist, click below to schedule a 15 minute consultation.
We believe in the dignity and worth of ALL people and that everyone deserves freedom, safety, and access to care that supports their wellbeing.
Here are a few actions we are taking because of these core values:
In recognition of the historical and systematic factors that continue to prevent this goal from being fully realized, 2% of MIRA’s profits are donated to nonprofits working to make mental health care more accessible to historically marginalized communities. Our current featured nonprofit is the The WA Therapy Fund Foundation.
We practice from a Health at Every Size and non-diet approach. Practically this means we believe that all bodies are good and that a person’s size does not directly indicate their health status. While Rachel is happy to support goals of increasing healthy behaviors (example: incorporating joyful movement, remembering to take medication, etc.), she is not the right provider for clients looking for support with changing their bodies or numbers based weight loss goals.
Land Acknowledgement: Mira Counseling and Therapy Services is located on the land of the first people of Seattle, and pays Real Rent to the Duwamish Tribe. Learn about the indigenous tribal roots of the land you occupy and consider paying rent.