Dr. Rachel Reinders is a licensed psychologist who believes that all people possess an inner strength, and that therapy helps by accessing this natural resource.
Rachel is passionate about empowering her clients to find and use their strengths to reach their goals. She believes that we all have positive attributes that we can build upon, but we often don’t recognize them or know how we can use them in different situations.
The decision to reach out for support can be difficult. Rachel creates a supportive, nonjudgmental space for her clients to feel safe and for their stories to be heard.
Rachel enjoys working with individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, identity clarification, relationship conflict, parenting challenges, substance abuse disorders and foster/adoption related issues.
Rachel is also fluent in Spanish and works with Spanish-speaking clients.
Rachel’s clinical style incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) principles. She firmly believes that you know yourself best—and takes a collaborative approach when working with you. Rachel will work to grow your self awareness, challenge your inner critic, deviate from self-destructive thoughts, and improve the quality of your relationships.
Rachel completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in Psychology and Spanish.
She completed her Masters degree in Community Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and continued on there to complete a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. She is licensed as a Psychologist and as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin.
Alongside her work at Hillary Counseling, Rachel is an assistant professor of Psychology at Alverno College where she teaches graduate students in the Community Psychology program. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Mendota Mental Health Institute conducting forensic evaluations and engaging in outpatient therapy.
In her clinical experience, Rachel has worked with numerous populations including adolescents in the juvenile corrections system, individuals struggling with substance abuse, home-bound older adults, pregnant teens, kids whose parents are divorcing, and adolescents in the foster care system.
She has given numerous presentations on stress management, navigating the healthcare system, diversity competence in the workplace, and working with medical interpreters, in addition to spending several years working as a medical interpreter herself.
Rachel has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2017 and a Licensed Psychologist since 2019. Her most recent experience has been conducting psychological evaluations, helping clients and families to gain understanding about diagnoses and areas of strength.
Dr. Rachel Reinders, Ph.D
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Attention/concentration concerns
- Executive function
- Identity issues
- Relationship issues
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Substance abuse
- Foster or adoption concerns
- Bilingual counseling, Spanish
- Psychological assessments
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:
- Improve mood and emotional coping skills
- Find meaning and purpose in your life
- Improve your relationships and decrease isolation
- Develop new strategies for improving attention and executive function
- Work through the emotional difficulties of fostering children or being a foster family
- Discuss adoption stress
- Receive support and strategies for dealing with difficult family members