Rachel Ellis, MEd, LPC
Rachel was born and raised in Northbrook, attended Glenbrook North High School and is so excited to be back supporting the community she understands & loves!
Before becoming a therapist, Rachel graduated from University of Iowa, then DePaul for her Masters. She worked as a corporate employee at Uber Technologies Inc. in Chicago.
Most recently, Rachel completed her counseling internship at Buffalo Grove High School and loved helping adolescents overcome perfectionism, shame and social pressure. Rachel has a big heart for adolescents struggling with eating disorders as well as their identity. Nothing makes her happier than seeing people break free from oppressive and depleting thoughts and feelings.
A little bit about Rachel, how she works, and who she works with ….
I enjoy supporting adolescent and young adult clients in life transitions. Whether you are attending or completing high school, applying to college, grad school or moving forward in a new career path, change can be intimidating. I help recognize and honor those feelings, at the same time build resilience to face future challenges.
Perfectionism, shame, and social pressure can feel depleting at times. These feelings do not need to be in control of your life. Together we can unlearn arbitrary social standards and uncover the version of yourself that feels most organic to you.
One of my passions is supporting clients through work surrounding gender, sexuality, identity, self expression, and all the ways in which those things intersect to create your beautiful existence! There is liberation in your authenticity.
Another one of my passions is supporting clients experiencing eating disorders, disordered eating, and eating disorder recovery. Oftentimes, there can be so much stigma and misinformation surrounding eating disorders that you may feel like suffering in silence is your only option.
There may be disordered thoughts that tell you that you are not deserving of healing, love, or happiness – you are deserving of all those things and more! There is space here for you to discover new coping strategies if you feel stuck in an unsustainable pattern of thoughts and behaviors. Together we can unlearn these patterns and move forward.
I believe our lived experiences can shape the way in which we take in information moving forward. Maybe it’s a painful childhood memory, instances of abuse, unhealthy relationships & boundaries, or perceived judgement from others seem to be holding you back. Let’s explore these experiences together to see how healing is possible.
In my free time I am an Yoga Instructor at Core Power Yoga, I love to spend time with family and friends. I’m currently attempting to teach myself how to sew so I can explore bold fashion creations at home!