My name is Dr. Rachel Kinison. You can call me Rachel or Dr. Rach, as my friends lovingly call me. I have my doctorate degree in Pastoral Community Counseling. I have a masters degree in Counseling. I have been counseling for almost 15 years. I have a few disabilities that I don't let get me down. I have Cerebral Palsy (mild), Dystonia (a movement disorder that is related to Parkinson's), and I suffer from migraines. All of this is managed well with Botox treatments every three months. I live in Illinois and I plan of moving to Florida, where the winters are a lot more milder for me. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I am also just recently licensed in the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I am very excited about that. I am a fan of classic rock. I love to spend time with my friends. I also enjoy a nice quiet evening at home with my Basset Hound and Beagle. I also like to travel, cook, and enjoy a great rock concert.
As I've mentioned earlier, I have been a counselor for almost 15 years. I have worked with children and adults at a community counseling agent. I have also worked in a behavioral health unit at a local hospital. I also have experience in being a counselor in adult probation programs. I have done individual therapy, group therapy, and have training in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and I usually use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but not everyone fits just one mold. So, I am a fan of an eclectic form of therapy techniques. I am well rehearsed in relaxation techniques that I am excited about.
I am excited to be a part of ReGain. I think that I can bring a lot of functioning skills to the table. I believe that how we think, behave, and feel can be improved by just changing one thing to the positive. The rest tends to fall in line. You are the problem solver. I am your compass.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression Read more...
LCPC #180.007037 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
LMHC #MH16436 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
We had a good experience working with her. She understood our needs and our points of view and provided great feedback. She provided constructive recommendations for change.
Dr. Kinison’s been great. She made my first adult attempt at therapy feel natural and comfortable. I was very nervous and she immediately put those nerves to rest. Our first conversation was liberating and empowering.
Super helpful, fast, and kind! Enjoyed working with her!