Rachel Diamond, PhD, LMFT, PMH-C
As a licensed marriage and family therapist I am informed by a relational, systemic perspective and specialize in treating clients in the context of their relationships. I believe all our problems are relational – the ways we communicate, the ways we interact, the ways we cope – we are wired to connect! In therapy, I use research-informed interventions to create new experiences for clients to gain a deeper understanding of the issues they bring into therapy and use this to transform their ways of interacting.
Change is difficult and can, at times, be uncomfortable. I challenge you to lean into those difficult moments to develop into the person you want to be or even discover the type of relationship you could have for the first time. I’ll meet you in those moments with both support and gentle challenge. Together, we will work to develop a clear plan to accomplish your goals for therapy and ways of meeting those goals that work with your lifestyle.
I am committed to promoting a therapeutic space that is respectful of all clients’ diverse identities. I fully embrace providing high quality, empirically supported, and culturally sensitive services that affirm the dignity, worth and value of all individuals and relationships.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Illinois, a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
I am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) with advanced training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International. I have additional advanced perinatal bereavement training from Resolve Through Sharing.
I also identify as a scholar-practitioner, as such I am actively engaged in research that informs my clinical work and also present this research to other clinicians at various conferences. Please check out the “Research” section of my website to see a selection of my scholarly publications and media articles.
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship – The Family Institute at Northwestern University
PhD Marriage and Family Therapy – Saint Louis University
MA Community Mental Health Counseling & Research in Family Therapy – Saint Louis University
BA Psychology & Spanish Language and Literature – Marquette University