Meet Your New Student Behavioral Health Counselor

Rachel Weaver

MCCN would like to welcome the new Student Behavioral Health Counselor, Rachel Weaver, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC. Rachel is located in Angela Hall 104, her phone number is 614.234.4752 and she can be emailed at rweaver@mccn.edu or counselor@mccn.edu. Her office hours for Spring Semester are Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will have four “floating” hours in which she can make herself available on other days by appointment.

Rachel graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Rachel has worked with children, adults, elderly, and groups since 2006. She has been employed as a clinician, supervisor, educator, and clinical director in community mental health agencies, private practices, universities, colleges, and substance abuse agencies. As a social work and chemical dependency supervisor, Rachel provides ongoing guidance and supervision to students, interns, and clinicians; both within and outside of her practice. She engages in continuing education workshops where she presents on topics such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, supervision, ethics, DSM-5, and many more. Rachel is one out of nine therapists in the state of Ohio certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has also completed her basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – currently working towards certification – and is a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator (a mindfulness practice founded by Dr. Jamie Marich). Regarding holistic and healing modalities, Rachel is an ordained minister/reverend through The Church of Radiant Lights and is able to perform marriages within the state of Ohio. She is also a Reiki Master (working toward Master-Teacher Level). Rachel believes that holistic and complementary treatment approaches make for the best client outcomes and sustained recovery.

What Causes People To Seek Counseling?

Individuals/students usually come to the conclusion that they need counseling services when they feel that their life has become unmanageable or overwhelming. This can include intense emotions that are difficult to control or manage, problematic relationships, and/or overall decrease in daily functioning (unable to complete tasks/work/school work, reduced enjoyment in activities, withdrawing from friends/family, increased arguments with others, etc.) These are only a handful of possible reasons. Each individual’s presenting concerns are as unique as are their histories, stories, and life experiences.

Rachel is also offering a new program called “Let’s Talk About It.” There is no appointment necessary for this 15 to 20 minute informal consultation and will provide new insight, options and solutions to your problems and give information about other resources. “Let’s Talk About It” is offered every Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Angela Hall, Room 104.

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