Rachel A Richards, LCSW

(she, her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Rachel specializes in working with women, children/youth of all ages, and individuals recovering from trauma. In addition to offering EMDR, she takes a strength-based approach and is able to pull from a variety of modalities for a custom-fit therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy. Rachel is trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Rape/Crisis Response. Additionally, she has had training in yoga, play therapy, and therapeutic expressive arts because she recognizes that trauma healing is a whole-body experience.

Education & Experience

Master's of Social Work from Simmons University

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Coventry
  • HCSC
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth
  • WellPoint