Counseling & Therapeutic Yoga
Rachel Sherron MA, LCPC, RYT
Sessions with Rachel involve a collaborative approach to help you improve relationships, ease your racing mind, relax physical tension, and live a more fulfilling and balanced life. Whether you are struggling with work stress, trauma, food/body image issues, challenging relationships or addictive behaviors, she will help you explore the issues you are facing and to better cope through crisis.
Individual yoga sessions with Rachel include gentle movements, breathing practices, and meditation. Yoga sequences are tailored to target the need of each client and can focus on increasing body awareness while recovering from trauma or eating disorders, improving mental/emotional balance during bouts of depression or anxiety, and engaging in deeper spiritual connection with Self.
Rachel is here to hold space for the tears and the worry and also the joy, the love and the awe that life provides.
She truly believes the client is the expert of their own life which leads Rachel to act as a gentle guide and an affirming coach through a strengths based and trauma informed approach. She is here to meet you in your pain and to hold the appropriate boundaries needed to build trust and security within yourself and your relationships.
Sessions with Rachel involve traditional talk therapy combined with body-centered experiential interventions to help clients build curiosity and resilience to emotional experiences. As a clinician, Rachel is deeply rooted in the tradition and practice of yoga and meditation and she uses all of these modalities, partnered with a little humor and sass to encourage clients to gain deeper awareness of present moment experience.
Rachel’s style of therapy is rooted in the principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Collaboration & Unity, Non-violence, Mind/Body/Spirit Holism and Organicity.
Rachel uses her passion for helping others to unlock the highest potential in all of her clients. She has spent nearly a decade studying and practicing a wide range of mind/body approaches for mental health and physical wellness. She is a lifelong learner who stays at the forefront of cutting edge treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress which led her to complete Sensorimotor Psychotherapy level 2 training on Trauma and Attachment in 2018.
Along with her previous role as the Coordinator of Trauma Awareness and Clinical Yoga Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Rachel has traveled nationally training clinicians how to incorporate yoga and the body into trauma treatment. Currently, Rachel is part of a research team studying the impact of Yoga Therapy for people recovering from opioid addiction.
Rachel is effective in treating:
Anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and grief/loss and is currently accepting BCBS PPO or sliding scale clients.
Rachel is currently only seeing clients virtually.
Virtual therapy is available for any client located within the state of Illinois.