Rachel Garrison, LLMSW, CAADC-DP, Therapist
Rachel has been with Milford Counseling since 2018 and takes a holistic, integrative approach toward healing. She currently provides individual therapy to adults seeking support in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other spiritual, psychological, and interpersonal stressors common to the human experience. She also facilitates group therapy for those recovering from substance use disorders.
Rachel draws from a variety of evidence-based modalities including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and other mindfulness-based programs. She sees therapy as a collaborative process wherein each client is the expert of his or her own experience, while her role is to hold space for healing and change, offering guidance, validation, insight, and support to this end.
Prior to joining the Milford Counseling team, Rachel worked at a domestic violence shelter providing individual and group services to men and women affected by interpersonal violence and sexual trauma. She remains passionate about gender and identity issues as a result. She earned her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Michigan State University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She holds an LLMSW and is also currently practicing under a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor development plan (CAADC-DP) as she channels her passion for addiction recovery into professional practice.
Outside the office, Rachel is an avid reader, having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She also enjoys birdwatching, traveling, deep conversation over a good cup of coffee, and any opportunity to spend time with her canine companions.