Elliott Counseling Group

Rachel Bunyard is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Eastern Illinois University. Rachel has always known that this was her career path; even from a young age, she knew she wanted to help others become their best self and to optimize their mental health. Rachel has previous work at a sexual assault crisis hotline called SACIS, where she worked with both adults and children survivors of sexual violence. She also has worked at a rehabilitation organization, where she provided support to those who suffer from both drug and/or alcohol abuse and chronic mental illness. Rachel specializes in seeing kids, adolescents, and adults with issues ranging from victims of sexual assault, sexual violence, PTSD and trauma, drug and alcohol abuse, and substance abuse, as well as working with those who have anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Rachel is eager to work with individuals with eating disorders and those who inflict self-harm, personality disorders, and Executive Functioning disorders.

Rachel utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Rachel also has experience and enjoys practicing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) with clients, and has worked with both tappers and light boxes,

Interesting Fact #1: Rachel is a member of a local dog club and enjoys learning how to better understand (and train!) her mini Labradoodle, Gus.

Interesting Fact #2: In her free time, her guilty pleasure is making a "quick" buck through money-making phone apps.