Rachel Gatts, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
He's here!! I am grateful to announce our son Ronen Christopher. Ronen is a Hebrew name meaning joy or song, and he is certainly a joy already. He was born at 7:14 AM on Wednesday, February 7, measuring 20.5 inches long and a hefty 9 lbs. 5 oz. We headed home from the hospital Friday afternoon. Everything is going well, praise God! We are excited for the adventure of raising him and learning to be a family together.
Thank you for considering Diakonos! As a counselor, I desire to help you take steps toward wholeness, fulfillment and peace in whatever circumstances you find yourself. Whether your situation seems hopeless or simply frustrating, I seek ways to help bring relief, hope and light along your path.
I respect each person’s right to choose how to live his or her life. I come from a Christian perspective and am poised to incorporate faith into the counseling journey to the extent that you wish to do so. The counseling room is a place for understanding and assistance, not judgment.
I have always had a passion for people. I enjoy stepping into their world and offering support, a listening ear, feedback, and encouragement. This passion led me to counseling. I earned a Master’s in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and interned at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and Westside Family Church during my program.
My growing area of specialty is trauma recovery. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a leading technique for resolving trauma.
Maybe you are simply curious whether counseling may be a helpful resource for you—feel free to call with any questions you have, and I would be happy to help you explore your options. Whether now or in the future, I welcome the chance to be a part of your journey.
Bitterness and Resentment
Grief and Loss
Guilt and Shame