LAC, MS, EdS, CYT
Rachel founded ActiveLife Counseling to integrate mental health services at ActiveLife Acupuncture & Wellness Center, where she serves as COO and co-owner. Rachel’s therapeutic philosophy is built around embracing individual strengths and discovering ways to help individuals live meaningful and authentic lives. Rachel works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and symptoms related to Autism and ADHD. As a licensed counselor under the supervision of William Symes, LPC, Rachel is equipped to help you work toward your self-determined goals and objectives throughout counseling. Her in-depth supervision provides invaluable insight from William's 45+ years of clinical expertise in the field, allowing for each of her clients' specific needs to be met during counseling. Rachel holds Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Harding University, where she served as the assistant editor-in-chief at the Journal of Graduate Education Research and was a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society. She received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. Rachel has research experience in social psychology, neuroscience, and the intersection of mental health and diet, in which she has published original research. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time outside or cooking with her family, rock climbing, and oil painting.
Kelsi is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and Therapist. She is passionate about working with adults who struggle with daily stressors, grief, life transitions, depression, anxiety, self-worth, physical illness, end of life matters, relational issues, and more. It is Kelsi's desire to help her clients create avenues for change and process meaningful feelings. She strives to maintain a non-judgmental and holistic therapeutic environment that is rooted in empathy and focused on strengths. She follows the NASW Code of Ethics in her practice and utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and solution-focused techniques. Her experience is focused in grief/loss and helping clients navigate the difficulties that accompany it. Kelsi believes a strong client-therapist relationship is crucial to challenge old patterns of living while working to create flexibility. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work at the University of Arkansas. In her spare time, Kelsi enjoys baking, spending time with her husband, and being active with her rescue dogs.