Rachel is a great therapist! Before diving into my issue, she took the time to understand my family tree, which included understanding my parents' upbringing and myself. I found this insightful because she took the time to understand where some of my current behaviors come from and how we can approach the root of the problem instead of giving generic advice to solve the surface level issue. Due to this, I have a stronger insight into who I am and how I can resolve issues in my daily life in a constructive manner. She is also kind, practical, and takes the time to respond thoughtfully. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone who is looking to truly understand their past and how they can live a better life for themselves and their own family."
Rachel Saenger, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Owner, Georgetown Counseling and Wellness
I am a licensed professional counselor/supervisor and a licensed marriage and family therapist/supervisor, specializing in couples counseling and counseling for depression, anxiety and trauma resolution.
As a counselor I create a warm, supportive, and safe environment in which my clients can move from feeling stuck, isolated or conflicted in some area of life to feeling more connected, joyful and successful. I specialize in relational and mindfulness/somatic therapies, and help my clients learn skills to improve relationships and achieve life goals. I offer counseling sessions for children and teens, adults, couples, and families.
When your vision of how you want your life to be doesn't match with your reality, we can work together to help you find new insight, hope and the tools to make positive changes in your life.
Some areas I specialize in working with clients on include:
Marriage and Couples Counseling
Counseling for Highly Sensitive People
Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Grief, loss and trauma. I am EMDR-trained.
Depression and Sadness
Court-related counseling services, including social studies, adoption studies and guardian ad litem work.
In my work with clients of all ages, I believe in giving my clients a range of tools to help create positive change in their lives and relationships. We set goals and then working toward these goals through deepening understanding of feelings in oneself and others, exploring new ways of thinking about yourself, understanding others' realities and learning better coping strategies.
My approach is uniquely tailored to each client or family; I provide support, acceptance, and encouragement to my clients, and teach mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. My goal is to help my clients feel more confident, encouraged and connected to the people who matter most in their lives.
I have been in private-practice in Georgetown, TX since August 2008, and founded Georgetown Counseling and Wellness, a group counseling practice, in 2019. I work as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I also hold a Supervisor's license, to supervise LPC-Interns and LMFT-Associates working toward full-licensure. For the past fifteen years I have had the wonderful experience of counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Since 2008, I have also worked as a guardian ad litem, and have done adoption studies in affiliation with the Williamson County and Travis County courts.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, playing the harp with the Williamson County Orchestra and spending time in nature exploring the Georgetown hiking trails as well as the TX State Parks.