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Rachel Martin, MPH, MSW, LICSW
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PCIT

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence based practice used to improve the parent-child relationship while decreasing problematic behaviors in littles. PCIT has been proven to decrease parenting stress and increase parenting confidence.

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EMDR

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.

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Play Therapy

Play Therapy provides littles with additional ways of communicating and processing thoughts and feelings. Littles can choose from drawing, imaginative play, storytelling, and more.

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Art Therapy

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.

Therapy Sessions

Parenting Support

Parenting is arguably the most difficult and important job any of us will experience. There are so many different styles and approaches and, quite frankly, it can be incredibly overwhelming. That's where I come in. Every little is different and that why a one-size-fits-all approach likely won't work. Through my years of experience I have helped parents combine aspects from various parenting approaches into a custom method of parenting that works for their family. This frequently blends tenants of gentle parenting with aspects of parent-child interaction therapy. I am here to help parents feel more confident in their parenting and littles feel nurtured and secure. 

My Approach

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.

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About me

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 independent clinical social worker in the state of Washington (LW61500440). 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. 

Approach and me
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Psychiatric Service Dog

Meet Theodore Barkington III. He's known as Teddy to his friends, which is everyone. Teddy is a 2 year old Labrador mix and he is learning how to be the best and most supportive canine around. Teddy has completed training for service dogs and can provide Deep Pressure Therapy during sessions. He's a VGB (very good boy). 

Getting Started

Interested in scheduling an appointment for your little? I see littles (and bigs) ages 3-18. I would love to discuss your concerns and my availability. Currently, I am contracted with Aetna and Cigna. I am working on contracting with other major insurance companies. My out of pocket rate is $130 per 50 minute session and $150 for PCIT sessions. I am available for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly appointments. Please reach out by phone or email for additional information.

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