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Rachel Keay-McVay

Rachel’s dedication to her practice shines through the connection she makes with her clients. She invests time and care while guiding her clients towards finding the pathway that provides a renewed energy to overcome the obstacles they face. Rachel strives to be helpful and transparent with her clients, offering reflective feedback, trauma-informed sensitivity, genuine respect, and acceptance. These strengths are always at the center of her approach to building a therapeutic relationship. 

Rachel’s clinical experience includes working with adults both in residential treatment settings and in out-patient settings, working with children with autism spectrum disorder in a residential setting, and working with families and couples. Her therapeutic practice is an eclectic mix of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered Approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Bibliotherapy, and Play Therapy. Her interventions are enhanced by the unique therapeutic environment and relationship she creates with each individual client. 

Rachel earned her Master’s in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Akron, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Psychology, Occupational Therapy Assisting, and Information Technology Management 

from Keiser University in Tampa, Florida. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She continued her trauma education through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness (ICM), where she is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and certified in Dancing Mindfulness Facilitation. She is also working toward completing certification in Expressive Arts Therapy through ICM and becoming a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT). Rachel has also been a freelance photographer since 2004 and infuses those creative perspectives into her treatment style. 

With a gentle and warm smile, Rachel invites her clients to take the brave first steps towards focusing on their own needs and well-being, and by working together, make meaningful change in their lives. 

Rachel works under the supervision of Dani Casterline-Proffitt