Rachel Shoemaker, practicum student

  • Supervised by Ly Tran, LPC-Supervisor
  • Specialties: Children & Kids, Teens & Adolescents, Depression, Anxiety, Abuse & Trauma, Grief & Loss
  • Education
    • Masters in Biblical Counseling (Currently Enrolled Dallas Seminary)
    • Bachelors in Psychology (Stephen F. Austin University)
  • Experience: 1 Year
  • Rate: $30 per 50 minute session

Getting to know rachel

Rachel enjoys working with family and relationship issues, body image and eating disorders, adjustment issues, anxiety and depression issues, children with disruptive behaviors, and identity and self-esteem issues. She has a passion for walking alongside others in order to find healing and provide a safe space for each person to grow and be able to experience fullness of life and hope.

Rachel was born and raised in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. In 2014, she graduated with a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University. During her time at SFA, she was able to perform research in the areas of body image as well as neuropsychology. In addition, she spent time leading small groups at church and volunteering in collegiate organizations, which confirmed her passion for working with people and the counseling relationship. Thus, her time there fueled her passion for helping others via the realm of counseling. Currently, Rachel is pursuing her Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary, approaching graduation in December of 2018!

When Rachel is not counseling or in class, you may find her tackling fun and creative crafting projects, baking a new recipe, or staying active with at-home workouts! She has also worked as a flight attendant for the past two years. This has allowed her to travel all over the world with her husband, making one of her favorite pastimes exploring new cultures and cities with him around the globe.


style & Approach

Rachel’s approach to counseling is aimed at holistic healing. Through counseling, Rachel will help you understand what it is you believe about your world and how that impacts your interactions with the people in your world around you. By providing a safe space for each person to process emotions, behaviors, and core beliefs, clients may begin to better understand themselves as well as their relationships. Rachel’s goal is to create an environment where others can feel safe, be authentic, and grow in trust, promoting an atmosphere of healing. By listening to both the joys and heartaches that one will inevitably experience daily, her goal is to be edifying and provide practical tools that one can use in daily life outside of the office for opportunity of fuller, better life and relationships with others.