Rachel Martin, MPH, MSW, LSWAIC
Mindfulness is a meditation practice that helps littles become more in tune with what they feel in their bodies. Teaching littles mindfulness can have an incredible impact on emotional regulation and can reduce stress and anxiety.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy used to treat symptoms of trauma. It utilizes bilateral stimulation to help littles move through the healing process more quickly.
Play Therapy provides littles with additional ways of communicating and processing thoughts and feelings. Littles can choose from drawing, imaginative play, storytelling, and more.
Art Therapy uses the creative process to help littles explore thoughts and feelings they may not feel safe expressing out loud. Creating fosters the ability to explore emotions, improve self-worth, and build coping skills.
The most important aspect of developing a therapeutic relationship with littles is building trust. I will create a safe and inviting space where littles can be completely themselves. As we get to know each other through play, I will develop a tailored approach utilizing mindfulness, TF-CBT, play and art therapy, and EMDR to help each little live a happier and healthier life. I also offer sessions specifically for parents to discuss ongoing concerns and develop a plan for at-home responses when issues arise.
My name is Rachel and I love working with kids! I have a dual Master's degree in Social Work and Public Health from Washington University in St. Louis. I am a licensed clinical social worker associate under the supervision of LICSW Lori Whittaker. I have over a decade of experience working with littles in various capacities including most recently with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. I offer a tailored approach to all littles I'm working with to address symptoms related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety, and managing big feelings. Littles are amazingly resilient and can thrive with a little love and support.
Interested in scheduling an appointment for your little? I would love to discuss your concerns and my availability. Currently, I do not accept insurance and am out of pocket only. I offer a sliding scale fee that ranges between $90 and $110. I am available for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly appointments. Please reach out by phone or email for additional information.