Rachel Wagner is a psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience. It is Rachel’s belief that seeking out counseling services is a brave and proactive way to improve one’s quality of life.
Rachel strives to tailor all of her clients’ therapeutic journeys to their respective individual hopes, goals and needs in an effort to leave them feeling more complete, joyful, and with a greater understanding of themselves. Rachel offers a warm, kind, inclusive and safe therapeutic space that is free of judgment and open to what her clients bring to session.
Rachel specializes in working with adolescent and adult women who are going through transitional periods in their life. She helps process shifts that are taking place and how to find roots and grounding in next steps, whether it be a developmental or lifestyle transition, a vocational change, starting a parenting journey, the empty nest phase, divorce, or recovering from a loss.
Rachel uses a client-centered and strength-based approach to treatment. She will join you where you’re at, and aims to meet your therapeutic needs whether that be processing and healing from past challenges or traumas, or working towards positive change.
Rachel strives to reduce emotional pain and work towards joy and fulfillment.
Rachel received a BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee during which time she focused on elements of health psychology as well as working with neurodivergent populations.
Rachel went on to receive her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University with a focus on factors that contribute to and create traits of resilience. She holds licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, in the state of Wisconsin and maintains regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance the quality of her work.
Prior to practicing at Hillary Counseling, Rachel worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic for 13 years. She worked with children, adolescents and adults spanning from young adulthood to late life. Rachel’s focus was clients struggling with a wide variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, grief and loss, ADHD, perfectionism and low self-esteem.
Rachel has also spent time consulting in schools and organizing groups to help improve self-esteem and reduce bullying behavior. She has facilitated the Kids in the Middle® groups as well as grief groups. Rachel was recognized with the Ann Agulnick Young Professional Award in 2019 from the Women’s philanthropy board at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Rachel Wagner, LPC, MA
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Life transitions
- Grief and loss
- Women’s issues
- Parenting challenges
- The impact of high conflict divorce
- Holistic therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:
- Find grounding during times of uncertainty
- Process feelings of grief and loss including of a loved one, a pet, a vocation, an identity, a marriage
- Work through understanding more about yourself and behaviors and how that connects with your past
- Process challenges associated with parenting
- Reduce anxious thoughts and feelings and establish positive coping methods to use in times of increased stress
- Improve the quality of your relationships
- Find joy within yourself and increase self love
- Find a space of acceptance and confidence when entering new stages of life