MEET OUR CHARIS STAFF
Rachel Achatz, MA LPC NCC
President/Behavioral Health Therapist
Rachel has been supporting individuals, couples, and families in the northeast Michigan area for over 16 years. In 2015, Rachel felt led to start a counseling practice that integrated her faith with her professional education and the result was Charis!
Rachel has spent much of her professional career working with children and their families who were struggling with behavioral difficulties, mood disorders, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. At this time, her focus is on assisting families in supporting their children who may have some difficulties functioning within the home, school, and/or community settings. She has specialized education in Parent Management Training - a model of therapy specifically for parents of children and adolescents who may be displaying defiant, oppositional, and aggressive behavior along with emotion regulation issues.
Rachel also enjoys working with couples to strengthen their relationship utilizing Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. When she is not managing the Charis practice, she appreciates assisting teens and adults who may be struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, and childhood trauma. She is particularly fond of utilizing her previous training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy to assist clients on their journey.