Rachel Gatts, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor


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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.


Specialty Areas:

Anger 
Anxiety 
Assertiveness Training 
Attachment Issues 
Bitterness and Resentment 
Boundaries 
Codependency 
Communication 
Confidence-Building 
Conflict Resolution
 

Control Issues 
Depression 
Eating Disorders 
Family Therapy 
Forgiveness 
Grief and Loss 
Guilt and Shame 
Identity Questions 
Infidelity/Affairs 
Life Coaching
 

 

Life Transitions 
Marriage Counseling 
Perfectionism 
Relationship Struggles 
Spiritual Needs 
Stress Management 
Substance Abuse 
Teen Issues 
Trauma Recovery