Rachel Epley

LPC, MT-BC

Rachel Epley

LPC, MT-BC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 178017177
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • First Health
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Chicago, Illinois 60613

My Approach to Helping

There is no right or wrong way to live your life. You are the best judge of your own life decisions and goals, and I am here to support you with that. There may be certain techniques, habits, or knowledge that could contribute to your sense of wellbeing or help you cope with difficult emotions, and we can explore those together. If you are feeling stuck, alone in your struggles, worn down by depression, overcome by anxiety, or just want to appreciate and enjoy your life more, I would love to walk alongside you on your journey. I am here to help you make sense of your challenges and find a way to move forward.

I am a straight, white, cisgender female therapist, and am continually expanding awareness of my own sociocultural privileges and how they influence my work with clients. I strive to be gender affirming, sex positive, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive in my therapeutic approach. I am committed to resisting discrimination and oppression in any form. I celebrate body size diversity, LGBTQIA+ identities, disability inclusivity, and cultural humility. I advocate for the research and development of alternative treatments for chronic depression, anxiety, and PTSD, including psychedelic assisted therapy. I have particular interest in working with individuals undergoing ketamine therapy for mental health issues.

If you are looking for a creative approach to therapy, want to get to know yourself on a deeper level, or are seeking to honor your unique strengths and intuitive voice, I would love to work with you. Please reach out to connect with me!

More Info About My Practice

My practice is exclusively telehealth. I occasionally offer in-person sessions in my Chicago office, but not on a regular basis.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

individuals impacted by recurring or treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, chronic medical conditions, cognitive decline and dementia, personal loss, and end-of-life issues. I have special interest in working with people who are undergoing ketamine therapy for mental health issues.

My Therapy Focus

I focus on what is going well in your life, in addition to areas where you would like to experience change or growth. I help you identify, acknowledge, and work with challenging feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships, and identify strengths you can use to support yourself. As a music therapist, I can also use music as a tool for personal insight.

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Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have experience working with individuals impacted by recurring or treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, chronic medical conditions, cognitive decline and dementia, personal loss, and end-of-life issues.

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Self-Compassion
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Music Therapy
  • Positive Psychology

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