Rachel Smith (she/her)

MA, PsyD
Accepting Clients

Now accepting referrals for the Purity Culture Recovery Group! Next group begins October 4, 2023.

Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I enjoy working with people diverse in culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, spirituality, and social capital. Frequently addressed topics include relationships, grief and loss, chronic stress, trauma, discrimination, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender, school problems, addictions, and court-involvement.

My Background and Approach

My style is relational and dynamic, meaning that I hold the past and present together as we work through your story to examine places you feel stuck or want to make changes. Your safety in the therapeutic relationship is important in order to facilitate the exploration of what can be painful thoughts, feelings, and memories. I integrate evidence-based techniques, cultural humility, and a nonjudgemental perspective to help you find your strengths and meet your life goals. I work with you to identify the impact of difficult life experiences while also helping you to find your power to create the change you desire.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that systems (e.g., racism, sexism, classism) can cause trauma, and that therapy can help us move out of internalized shame and pain brought on by socialization into these systems.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $190 - 210/session


Email Rachel
2950 W Chicago Ave
Ste 202
Chicago, IL 60622
25 E Washington St
Ste 1118
Chicago, IL 60602

Reach out to Rachel