Licensing & Education:
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- PhD in Counseling, University of North Texas
- M.S. in Counseling, University of North Texas
- B.A. in Psychology, Auburn University
- B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University
Associations & Memberships:
- Postpartum Support International
- Association for Play Therapy
Passions & Specialties:
- Pregnancy, Postpartum, & Perinatal Mental Health
- Parenting Support & Child Parent Relationship Therapy
- Couples & Relationships
- Depression & Mood Disorders
Meet Dr. Rachel McCullough
Rachel McCullough is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Rachel holds a doctoral degree in counseling from the University of North Texas. Rachel has received specialized training in adult counseling, perinatal mental health, couples counseling, play therapy, and filial therapy. Rachel previously worked as the Assistant Clinical Director of a university-based clinic providing supervision and support for masters and doctoral level counseling interns and supported the overall functioning of the clinic. Rachel has worked with individuals and couples across the lifespan in multiple settings, including university-based clinics, public schools, and in private practice.
Rachel specializes in depression and mood disorders, perinatal mental health (pregnancy & postpartum), couples issues, grief and loss, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ and gender concerns. Rachel is also passionate about working with young children in play therapy and helping parents build stronger relationships with their children.
Outside of EmpathyWell, Rachel spends most of her time with her husband and daughter attempting art activities, going to the park or to the zoo, cooking & baking, and watching Bluey. When she gets some time to herself, she enjoys listening to podcasts and watching all of the TV shows and movies she can.
Rachel's Counseling Approach
I practice from an existential-humanistic approach to counseling across the lifespan. I believe that all people at some point in their lives struggle with anxiety, whether it comes from the grief of losing something or someone important to them, feeling unfulfilled, or feeling lonely and isolated from others. Sometimes, people can get weighed down by these anxieties, making it difficult to continue to move throughout their lives. I believe that through the experience of a deep, empathic, accepting therapeutic relationship, in which people can be completely themselves, they can gain better self-awareness, feel more empowered, and learn to face life’s challenges with courage.