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Rachel Bridgewater, MA, LPC, NCC


  • Licensed Professional Counselor; National Certified Counselor, 8 years
  • Wellness Educator, 10 years
  • Qualitative Writing, 20 years
  • Multicultural Advocacy, 25 years




Rachel provides creative counseling services for families and individuals of all ages. Some common treatment areas include grief and loss, life purpose, existential concerns, life transitions, and trauma recovery.

Moreover, she helps clients take ownership of their lives by cultivating self-care and nurture, mindfulness, healthy coping and communication skills. Another facet to Rachel’s integrative approach touches upon relationship dynamics in all areas of life, including healthy attachment and boundaries, family and cultural patterns, codependency and equality.

Rachel believes that wellness ripples out to all relationships from the health of the individual and is a natural part of each person’s growth. This is what most inspires her to support others as they grow to improve their own wellbeing.




  • Master of Arts – Human Development Counseling (CACREP Accredited) 2010 – Bradley University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Linguistic Anthropology 1999 – Southern Illinois University




  • Licensed Professional Counselor Trainings/Research, 2010-2018
  • Neurological effects of trauma and stress
  • Trauma resiliency
  • Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Sandtray and Sandplay Therapy
  • Mood disorder spectrums, personality disorders
  • Mindfulness-based yoga and stress reduction for children and adults
  • Family Systems approach to healthy relationships
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault recovery
  • Workshops and retreats for cancer patients – 2010-2013
  • Caregiver Preventive Support – Spring 2010
  • Telling Your Grief Story: Bereavement Interventions that Heal the Loss – American Counseling Association Conference and Exposition, March 2009
  • Adult Bereavement Support Group: A Healing Journey – Spring 2008
  • Language Use and Abuse, Geo-Historical Perspectives – Spring 1997