Rachel Bibee

(LCSW)

About Me

Congratulations on taking the first step of improving your life and supporting your family by seeking support!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been working with children, adolescents, and families in-homes, in the community, and in intensive therapeutic settings. I have extensive knowledge of the challenges of child and adolescent development and family functioning. I can help children and adolescents navigate the challenges of learning how to manage emotions, navigate transitions in life, and process the pressures of society (regarding social media, developing a purpose in a world with a lot of pressure, and contributing to the family in the home). Children, adolescents and teens can learn how to think positively, have problem solving skills, and communicate instead of avoiding or becoming angry or defiant. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide people to identify and change their negative thoughts to take control of their motivation and positive thinking leading to positive behaviors.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, difficulties with identity development, life transitions, family conflict, ineffective patterns of behaviors and thoughts, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors, just to name a few. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to teach grounding exercises, communication skills, and how to enjoy the little things in life. I use Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, Developmental Theory, and Behavioral Management Theory to teach parenting strategies to strengthen the family dynamics.

Parenting is the most difficult job, especially parenting a struggling kid. I can help parents be aware of expectations in different developmental stages, understand the effect of modern culture, and learn new parenting strategies to improve behaviors in their children and adolescents. I want to help parents identify their strengths in their parenting skills and learn new tools and strategies to manage tough situations so can feel more confident. Teenagers may need someone outside of the family to speak with to process their thoughts and learn how to communicate more effectively with their parents and make better choices. Children and teenagers can learn coping skills and develop goals since they genuinely want to be positive people, but may not have the skills. It is 9 times easier to think negatively compared to thinking positively. According to Cognitive Behavioral Theory, negative thoughts create negative behaviors and positive thoughts have the power to create positive changes in behaviors. I have skills to motivate children and teenagers to think positively, change behaviors, and have effective communication skills to navigate the natural conflicts.

My counseling style is built on acceptance and empowerment. You should feel that anything you struggle with is normal and you are not alone. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will explore the value in your experiences and praise you for all your strengths. I will make sure that you feel heard, accepted, and empowered to take charge of your life after we identify your goals.

I am confident with my abilities to help your family, children and adolescents develop goals and steps to take to make life easier and more happy!
I am looking forward to working with you on this journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #009501 (Expires: 2021-01-31)

LCSW #4395 (Expires: 2022-06-01)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Rachel has been great! I was hesitant to start this service as I wasn't sure what my counselor would be able to offer. But Rachel has had great advice and insights on helping me through my situation. It's nice to have someone to be fully present for you during your time of need. She listens and offers constructive feedback. I got more out of my sessions than anticipated and would definitely recommend to others!

Written by M.E. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Rachel for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Rachel has been such an amazing teacher in helping my husband and I come up with new ways to communicate and deal with situations that come up. She helped us talk out issues that came up and gave us amazing information and worksheets to help us navigate through things in a more positive way. Super helpful and patient during the entire process. Exactly what we both needed!

Written by T.I. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Rachel has been respectful, compassionate and most importantly, helpful. I am glad to have been matched with such a valuable counselor.

Written by D.E. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Rachel is experienced, thoughtful and caring in her approach, and I find her flexible in trying to find the right approach to deal with my issues surrounding my PTSD. She is supportive and very responsive, and I feel that I can count on her for sure.

Written by S.T. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 3 weeks

Rachel has done an excellent job understanding our needs and coaching my daughter towards her goals.

Written by M.A. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

So glad I’m trying therapy again thanks to Rachel. She is extremely helpful.