Rachel Megdal, UGA MSW Candidate She/Her/Hers
Rachel seeks to provide support and healing to individuals navigating many of life’s challenges. She is interested in partnering with adults, children, and adolescents seeking to work through their stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma-related symptoms. Rachel is also interested in working with couples struggling with communication issues. Her motivation to become a therapist grew from working through her own mental health challenges, which allowed her to develop a passion for assisting others and provides her with a unique lens and an ability to connect with others.
Rachel is currently pursuing her Master's in Social Work as well as a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Georgia. She is involved in clinical training and supervision as a component of her degree. She also continues to pursue education and research outside of the classroom that will further her knowledge base and qualifications as a therapist. Rachel's approach to counseling is grounded in compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. She understands that everyone is special, with unique identities, lived experiences, goals, and struggles that make them who they are. She values a therapeutic relationship that collaborates with clients and honors them as the experts of their own lives. As a counselor, Rachel will work with you to help provide insight and information and facilitate self-reflection and self-validation. Her goal is that you come away from counseling with a more loving, understanding relationship with yourself and enhanced coping tools that empower you to overcome obstacles, achieve your goals, and attain positive personal growth.