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Graduate Counseling Intern

Rachel can be reached at 571-310-7759 or

Client Population
Adults, Adolescents, Families
Falls Church
Primary Approaches/Treatment Specialties
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered Therapy
Weekday, Evening, Early morning

Have you ever wondered where your anxiety stems from or how you can fight off that negative voice in your head? Are you currently feeling stuck and wish to find healthy ways to cope? Difficulties in life are inevitable, but we all have the power to control our reactions to life’s circumstances. I believe that in order to overcome any issue, we must first address it head on by processing through our emotions and feelings. My goal in therapy is to provide a safe space for you to do this, judgement free.

I am passionate about helping adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self esteem issues, stress, interpersonal issues such as family and relationship conflict, and more. In therapy, I primarily utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, while also incorporating mindfulness, person centered, and existential therapeutic techniques in order to tailor my counseling to each individual, because no two people are exactly the same. In addition to this, I am open to including spirituality into counseling if requested. I personally practice Christianity, but I work with clients of all faith backgrounds.

Education, Credentials & Memberships:

  • Graduate Counseling Intern Practicing under the supervision of Emily Goff Trkula, M. Ed, LPC
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from James Madison University
  • Student member of the American Counseling Association


More about me:

  • I grew up in a military family, so I moved around about 7 times before settling in the Northern Virginia area.
  • I have current experience working in the Neuropsychology field administering neuropsychological and psycho-educational tests to individuals of all ages.
  • In my free time I enjoy exploring and traveling to new places, and spending time with my friends, family and fiancé.

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation or would like more information, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.