Rachel Kepes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Have you noticed a change in your child’s attitude, mood, or personality?

I am especially passionate to help parents find out what is behind a shift in behavior. Children’s behavior can be a symptom of emotional, attention, or attachment and relational difficulties. My desire is to help parents and children find perspective and solutions to be able to make progress towards a happier and more connected existence.

Has your adolescent become secretive, depressed, or anxious?

Adolescence is an exciting, but often challenging time for both teens and their parents. I enjoy helping parents reconnect with their teen while giving the teen a safe space to explore challenges around balancing family, school, and friends during a frustrating transitional time.

Are you an adult under the age of 35 that feels stuck in a career, relationship, in dependence mode, or personal goals?

The challenges of transitioning from adolescence into young adulthood can be a very thrilling but terrifying experience. I have great interest in working with young adults who want to explore their fears, desires, goals, and struggles in a safe place so that they can begin heading down a path towards their dreams.

My goal is to help children, adolescents, and their families feel more connected and powerful. I also enjoy helping young adults set and pursue their dreams. Even though I am not a certified play therapist I enjoy using some art and play techniques to connect with children and adolescence. I also have extensive training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and bring an experiential perspective to my sessions.

As a client-centered therapist, I give clients an individualized approach that relies on your strengths and goals while utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, solution-focused practices, and experiential methods. Past clients have described me as non-judgmental, transparent, creative, and compassionate. Ultimately, I am a relational therapist who believes in the power of relationships and connection.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • ADHD
  • ODD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Family Relationships

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.