Rachel Thompson, LLMSW

Rachel Thompson, LLMSW

I am a therapist, Mother, healer, cultural worker and co-founder of a woman/nonbinary-centered music collective. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan concentrated in Mental Health and Community Organization. My clinical approach conceptualizes mental health treatment as a form of activism within a society designed to keep folks traumatized, oppressed and disconnected. I believe each of us possess inherent strengths and gifts and aim to explore those deeply with you in a space where you feel safe and accepted for exactly who you are.

I have experience in an inpatient Psychiatric hospital setting, multiple Wayne County Community Mental Health settings, as a Re-entry case manager assisting folks transitioning from prison back into their communities, as a medical advocate inside Wayne County Jails, and as the Clinical supervisor within a Detroit homeless shelter. I am certified in Usui Reiki I and II. I believe strongly in intersectionality, individual and group therapy, ancestral healing, creative and community work as keys to achieving balance and wellness. Depending on your personal needs and goals: we will use a combination of solution-focused, CBT, trauma-informed, harm reduction and mindfulness approaches during our therapy sessions. I believe that giving ourselves time and space to heal, grow and practice self-love is absolutely radical.