Since graduating with her master’s in social work from Saint Louis University, Rachel Rifkin has been providing individual, family, and group therapy to clients in a variety of settings. She joins Cary Behavioral Health after spending several years in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked as a community-based therapist. Rachel has experience supporting clients struggling with a variety of social emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Rachel feels that group therapy can play a powerful role in the healing process and has seen how those with shared experiences can connect with and support one another, while those from different backgrounds can share new perspectives and promote empathy. As a group therapist, Rachel integrates components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, while always looking for creative ways to engage participants, often gravitating toward art, music, and other structured activities.