Ms. Rachel Emmer

Educational Qualifications:

  • Masters of Arts in Education and Human Development (Hons) (Specialization in Counseling), George Washington University (USA)
  • Bachelors of Science, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Hons), Ithaca College (USA)

Professional Registration:

  • Licensed School Counselor K-12 (USA)

Ms. Rachel Emmer

Principal Counselor

Ms. Rachel Emmer

Rachel is an American-trained Counselor with 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents in individual and group settings. Rachel has worked with clients from a diverse set of countries, cultures, and backgrounds with wide ranging needs. She excels at forging relationships with children and families; ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for clients to work through their emotional stressors.

Rachel has extensive experience counseling academically gifted learners, English language learners, and those with learning, attention, and executive functioning difficulties. Her work focuses on supporting children and families through both developmental issues and those of a more severe psychological nature, including:

  • Bullying / Social aggression
  • Study skills
  • Behavioral issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Changing families
  • Coping skills
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Trauma / Abuse
  • School refusal

In addition to individual counseling, Rachel also led group sessions focusing on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Growth mind-set
  • Recognizing and managing emotions
  • Social skills
  • Stress management techniques
  • Peer mediation
  • Post-secondary planning / career exploration / university visits
  • Military families

Rachel is trained in and utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Counseling, Family Systems, Eclectic, and Strength-Based Therapy techniques, tailoring each intervention to the client’s specific needs.