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Rachel Gardner, LPC

I am skilled in resourcing families in tough situations, ranging anywhere from withdrawn or rebellious teens to anxious children; from parental conflict to just feeling plain stuck as a family. My main specialty is family therapy for teens and parents, emphasizing coaching with the parents as a priority. Having ten years of experience in the mental health field, I also provide treatment for grief and intense forms of anxiety and depression.


My counseling approach is Bowen Family Systems, which means that whether you are seeking individual or family treatment, we may explore how family of origin dynamics contribute to the current issue at hand. Bowen Theory has proven itself to be an incredibly efficient “road map” for getting unstuck - I have witnessed countless families discover new options in facing old problems.


And if you're interested in Christian spirituality, I can incorporate that into treatment upon request.


Please feel free to email or call with any questions, and I’d be honored to walk with you on your journey. Taking clients at our Southwest Locations only.

For more information about Bowen Family Systems Theory, see here:


Education: Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St Mary’s University | Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology | Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Bowen Theory Trainer at New Life Counseling Center since November 2016

EMDR Trained

Professional Memberships: Catholic Psychotherapy Association

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