Rachel Clifton, LCPC
Rachel moved to Chicago from Ohio to complete her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She now calls Chicago home and enjoys spending time exploring the diverse neighborhoods of the city, sampling new restaurants, walking her dog, and engaging with friends. Friends, co-workers, and guests describe her as being genuine, honest, thoughtful, smart, and passionate about her work.
Rachel has enjoyed her experience in higher level of care such as inpatient psychiatric units and Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs. Her background has afforded her the opportunity to teach others about taking effective action through intentional skill use to cope with daily challenges. Rachel appreciates the chance to provide options for guests to choose a course of action based on their goals and values.
Rachel utilizes strategies from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention to address mood and anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, and adjustment with changes in life circumstances in adolescents, families, and adults. She has a newfound interest in providing behavior coaching to parents looking to improve communication and desired behaviors with their children. Her guests work on developing a life worth living through goal setting, personal growth, and connection with others.
She recognizes that some people may start therapy motivated to change while others initiate the treatment process feeling ambivalent about the direction they want to take. She welcomes all levels of readiness and provides a nonjudgmental space to support decision-making.
As a part of WillisCC, Rachel is invested in helping to integrate new innovations for our guests. She is passionate about connecting guests with resources for self-advocacy, empowerment, and life satisfaction to overcome barriers from past experiences.
At this time she is accepting new guest appointments in the Wicker Park studio.