Rachel Brown, LCSW
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
When you hear the word “self,” what thoughts and emotions are stirred up for you? Numbness, stress, discouragement, guilt? Maybe you hear an echo of someone you used to know, with whom you seem to have lost touch. Whatever has been left unvoiced or unheard in your life, I want to hear you. Whether you are overwhelmed with chaos, changes, expectations and pressure, experiencing distress surrounding shifting beliefs, relationships, disappointment or anxiety in your sexual experience, feeling alienated within your cultural milieu (or all of that and more!) I believe the path to healing is within and that the gateway to that path is found through learning to listen to and honor yourself.
As a trauma-informed, intuitive therapist, I see my role as a witness to and supporter of your sacred healing journey as you explore the meaning you’ve given your lived experience and develop insight about your unique strengths and abilities. I utilize a client-centered, attachment based approach drawing from psychoeducation, CBT, DBT, solution-focused, expressive and experiential therapies as indicated by your individual needs. Whether our focus is short-term symptom management or long-term personal work, my hope is that after our time together you will feel that the path forward has been illuminated, have a sense of clarity about your life, and an understanding of how to utilize mindfulness and self compassion to cope with challenges. You’re on your way! Even browsing provider profiles on the internet and contemplating this next step takes courage. I hope we see you at The Healing Group soon!
- Bachelors of Social Work, 2008
- Masters of Social Work, 2011
- Postpartum Support Group Facilitator, 2012-2017
- Women’s Healing Circle Facilitator, 2012-present
- Postpartum Doula Training, 2013 (Kristy Huebner)
- Birth Story Listening Training, 2013 (Pam England)
- Birth Doula Training, 2014 (Melissa Chappell)
- Essayist for “Fresh Courage Take: New Directions by Mormon Women” (2015)
- Presenter for the Utah County Positive Birth Group, “Seeds of Birth Trauma” (2014) and
- “How to Plan a Mother’s Circle” (Blessingway or Mother’s Blessing) (2015)
- Presenter, Sacred Sisters of the Full Moon Women’s group: “Healing the Mother Wound” (2017)