Licensed Professional Counselor
Many people suffer needlessly from worry, uncertainty, and low self-esteem, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This is where therapy services can be empowering, transformative and even life-changing. When you work with the right therapist, you can learn to connect with your core self, look at issues through a different lens, and nurture the skills you need to work through negative feelings and fears. As a Licensed Houston Counselor, I strongly believe that each person has a unique store of strengths and resources within themselves. And, I consider it an honor to empower people to access those strengths and find fulfillment, satisfaction, and self-love. It is truly amazing to help people make positive changes in their lives.
Intuitive thinking has always been one of my core strengths. I’m able to hear what a person is really saying even if he or she lacks the words to articulate their hopes or fears. My family, especially my grandmother, taught me compassion, which is a central value of my practice. We moved around many times throughout my childhood, and I have lived overseas as a child and an adult. Interacting with many people from diverse backgrounds expanded my horizons. I am a curious, inquisitive, and quick person, and I am always eager to learn more about people and the world around me.
I empathize deeply with people from all walks of life, and I understand that we all want to fit in, to be loved, and to feel heard. I value each client as a whole person – mind, body, heart, and spirit – and always consider different perspectives as we create the healing path that’s right for each unique individual.
Like most everyone else, I had to find my way in life. I feel incredibly lucky to work in a career that I love, but I didn’t start out with all the answers. Learning to identify, understand, and work with my own emotions was a huge breakthrough for me. I stopped trying to analyze or label and started looking deeply at my feelings with openness and self-compassion. In sessions, I help clients practice the same skills that have helped me live a happier, more balanced life.
I am a Houston counselor specializing in emotional eating counseling and helping clients find what brings meaning and fulfillment to their lives. When I began my therapist training, I worked with a client who struggled with emotional eating. I really clicked with this client and understood the dynamics of her situation. In my family, food often represented love. I threw myself into extra training and research to figure out the best way to help this client. As I saw a positive change in her life and realized how common and painful emotional eating can be, I became dedicated to helping other people overcome compulsive, emotional, or binge eating from the inside out.
Beyond my expertise in emotional eating therapy services, I work with people who crave satisfaction in their lives, careers, relationships, or own personal journeys. I offer career counseling, through which I help clients clarify their goals and value in order to pinpoint the best individual job path. Nurturing your core self doesn’t stop with your career. I don’t just want to help you find a fulfilling career; I want to help you find the things in your life that bring you joy and make you feel whole. I believe that as you contact and understand your core self, you can learn true self-compassion and self-love.
In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and gardening. Working with soil and sunshine to make something grow is incredibly soothing. I also try to nurture my creative side. Primarily, I find myself learning, exploring, and seeking out knowledge. I love connecting with people and understanding new perspectives. You might also find my curled up with a good mystery novel or a psychology book. I really do love my job!
If you are ready to begin a journey toward a fulfilling life, I believe you have the ability to get there. You have the skills and strengths inside of you already, and I can help you find them, nurture them, and put them to use. I invite you to give me a call at 832-209-2222 or send me an email at [email protected] for more information about my practice.
Rachel Eddins is a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-approved LPC Supervisor in the State of Texas, a Certified Group Psychotherapist through the American Group Psychotherapy Association, a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor through the Intuitive Eating Pros, and is recognized as a Master Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Rachel is also qualified in administering personality assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and career testing such as the Strong Interest Inventory.
Read What Clients Are Saying About Rachel:
**The data below was obtained by anonymous client surveys and is reprinted exactly as stated with client permission. Detailed identifying information has been omitted to protect client confidentiality.**
“I feel so incredibly lucky that stumbled upon Rachel’s practice (or maybe I can give my “gut” a little more credit for choosing her ha – Rachel would probably like to hear that, she did teach me to tune into it!). Rachel has offered me so much more than I could have ever imagined in our time together. I came in looking for help with a career change, but she has helped me build a strong sense of self-identity in every area of my life: family, friends, relationships, career. She is caring and patient (although that word barely does her skills justice), and incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and intelligent. She is dedicated to her own continuing education, which is so important to me because I am an information junkie, and she always knows the latest books to recommend to supplement our work together. And watching the growth of her own practice, I can tell she practices what she preaches. She is a master of so many trades: career coach, therapist, relationship specialist, and even most recently for me: startup business coach – keeping me grounded and moving forward! I just cannot say enough about how incredible of a listener and teacher she is, and I am so grateful that I found her when I did. If everyone were to work with a “Rachel”, the world would be a much better place.”
Rachel has been extremely helpful and encouraging during this time of change for me when serious decisions are about to be made. She provided excellent suggestions and really took time to listen to my concerns. —A.T, mid-career change
“Rachel provided me with direction and motivation in my career exploration. I now feel that I have a better understanding of myself and what is important to me in my career search. I was extremely satisfied with my experience.” —H.R., career change
“Rachel made me feel like I had someone on my side, which I needed so badly. I can’t express how much better that made me feel.” —K.D., depression & anxiety
“Her support helped me through the largest crisis of my adult life.” —L.H., family issues
I was impressed with Rachel’s listening skills and with her ability to see patterns in what I said to her. I would highly recommend her as a counselor.” – retirement career
“Rachel made me feel comfortable right from the start. She listens to what I say and helps me understand what I’m feeling. Most importantly, she’s helped me understand that it’s ok to feel what I feel and not to over think everything. My confidence (both professionally and personally) has skyrocketed. I came in wanting to deal with personal issues only but the benefits of counseling are evident in all areas of my life. – My general thought process has changed – it is more positive, believing that good things can happen. And, if they don’t, I can handle it. I really appreciate everything Rachel has done for me and would recommend her in a heartbeat!” – T.S., relationships, anxiety
“Rachel is compassionate and rational. Rachel helps me to re-frame my negative thoughts constructively. I believe that meeting with Rachel has helped me to make positive changes in my personal and professional life.” – A.F., anxiety & work life balance
“Rachel was always caring, insighful, and asked questions that guided me to finding the answers for myself. She encouraged me to explore and find out who this new me really is. She helped me with grieving and acceptance. And forgiveness. She helped me learn how my childhood needs have influenced my adult needs. Your counseling has helped me to cope with, process, and understand the most difficult time of my life.” – R.V., sexual identity transition
“Rachel is very compassionate.” – anxiety
“Rachel is very professional, perceptive, and helpful. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.” – relationship
“I have never felt so at ease in a therapist’s office. Rachel is everything a great therapist is supposed to be. She’s the whole package! I have learned how to manage and cope with all facets of my emotional self. Rachel has helped me to realize that my illness does not define me. I appreciate that.” – A.M., depression, anxiety
“Rachel assisted me thoroughly and was open to all my concerns and questions. She is a very good counselor and is patient and professional.” – career direction
“Talking to Rachel does not feel contrived, she has genuine concern. While I talk AT her, she talks TO me. I have benefitted from my experience through sobriety. While I began and carried on the process independently, Rachel was the catalyst. I don’t know if I would be in the same position had I not began working with her.” – R.C., addiction, self-esteem
“She actually cares about you!” – J.G., depression
“Meeting with Rachel was very constructive, which is a result of Rachel’s unique ability to ask the right questions, listen attentively and to make others feel at ease.” T.M., career change
“Rachel was terrific – helpful, thoughtful, and focused. I felt much more hopeful about my job prospects after talking to her.” – 45 year old female, job search, communications
“Rachel gets you to look at “the problem” from both sides and not just your side. She is honest in a caring and concerned manner. I would highly recommend her.” – relationship help
“Excellent and outstanding counselor. I appreciate all of what she has done for me.” – Entrepreneur Start-Up
“The advice that Rachel provided on how to reduce interview anxiety was incredibly valuable.” Student, interviewing skills
“Rachel is a great counselor. She is kind, understanding and insightful. The office setting feels more home-like than office like, which I prefer. I feel relaxed there. I have been able to manage and cope with my anxiety. By doing that, I have minimized my depression.” – A.C., depression & anxiety
“Rachel has a tremendous gift for being compassionate and empathetic, while at the same time challenging participants to look at the issues. Just what I needed! Thank you.” – J.C., emotional eating group member
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