Rachel George, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned a BA in Psychology from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. She earned her PsyD from Wheaton College Graduate School in 2014. Rachel wrote her dissertation on protective factors to depression in adolescence and is interested in identifying what protective factors clients have in their lives.
Rachel provides counseling for children, adolescents and adults within individual, family and marital sessions. She integrates and draws from several different approaches to meet the needs of her clients. These include family systems, relational psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and developmental systems.
Some treatment areas that Rachel frequently works with include: ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Conflict Resolution, Eating Disorders, Depression, Family Issues, Hopelessness, Identity Concerns, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Marital Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Low Self-Esteem, Self-Injury, and Spiritual Issues. As well as therapy, Rachel provides psychological testing and feedback.
I grew up in the church and in a Christian household. I received Christ as my Savior in childhood. As I got older, my faith became more meaningful and central to my identity and calling. I became passionate about helping others on their journey to finding worthiness and healing in Christ. I have had training in graduate school as well as in Christian private practices on integrating faith and psychology in order to help others find meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging in their lives. Integrating faith into therapy sessions is something that can have a profound impact when implemented at the client’s comfort level.
I believe that every problem we face has psychological, biological, social and spiritual components. Progress in therapy often involves identifying strengths and areas of growth within these components to gain insight into what changes will be helpful for clients. Gaining self-awareness and improving self-esteem are also areas I focus on in therapy. Finding hope and identifying goals can be helpful in promoting change. I would be honored to sit with you and hear your story as well as help you make the changes you want to make in your life.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Family, Parent, and Child Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
- Psychological Assessments
- Spiritual / Religious Issues
- Older Adult
- Pella Clinic
2611 Washington Street Westport Medical Plaza
Pella IA, 50219