Rachel Epley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois

Rachel Epley, LPC

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I am a therapist and music therapist, eager to help people tap into their personal strengths and resilience.

There is no right or wrong way to live your life. You are the best judge of your own life decisions and goals, and I am here to support you with that. There may be certain techniques, habits, or knowledge that could contribute to your sense of wellbeing or help you cope with difficult emotions, and we can explore those together. If you are feeling stuck, alone in your struggles, worn down by depression, overcome by anxiety, or just want to appreciate and enjoy your life more, I would love to walk alongside you on your journey. I am here to help you make sense of your challenges and find a way to move forward.

I focus on what is going well in your life, in addition to areas where you would like to experience change or growth. I help you identify, acknowledge, and work with challenging feelings, thoughts, memories, and relationships, and identify strengths you can use to support yourself. As a music therapist, I can also use music as a tool for personal insight.

I am a straight, white, cisgender female therapist, and am continually expanding awareness of my own sociocultural privileges and how they influence my work with clients. I strive to be gender affirming, sex positive, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive in my therapeutic approach. I am committed to resisting discrimination and oppression in any form. I celebrate body size diversity, LGBTQIA+ identities, disability inclusivity, and cultural humility. I advocate for the research and development of alternative treatments for chronic depression, anxiety, and PTSD, including psychedelic assisted therapy. I have particular interest in working with individuals undergoing ketamine therapy for mental health issues.

If you are looking for a creative approach to therapy, want to get to know yourself on a deeper level, or are seeking to honor your unique strengths and intuitive voice, I would love to work with you. Please reach out to connect with me!

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$50.00 - $165.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Campus Care
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Cigna
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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
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First Health
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
1
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
178017177
Illinois
Board Certification(s)
Board-Certified Music Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Master of Counseling Psychology
2021