Rachel Bordewyk

Counseling Internship Student

Life can have a tendency to beat us down leaving us feeling defeated, discouraged, and disconnected but research has shown that this burden often becomes lighter when it is not carried alone. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe and trusting environment that allows individuals the opportunity to share things that may feel scary and/or uncomfortable. I believe that this environment is built through confidentiality, warmth, and non-judgement as well as through thoughtful, genuine, and meaningful interactions over time.

Rachel is a 3rd year counselor-in-training finishing her master’s in counseling at Northwest Nazarene University with an undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies. She has prior experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of various walks of life. Rachel is trauma informed and uses a multicultural, person-centered approach when working with her clients. She also utilizes motivational interviewing and strengths-based interventions often centered around an individual’s value system.

As a counselor-in-training Rachel has experience working with issues surrounding anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and grief. She also has experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, adoptees, people deconstructing/deconverting from their religious faith, as well as people seeking coping skills and emotional regulation.