Rachel Cristello is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH12556, and Certified Sexual Addiction Counselor-candidate and works with individuals, couples and families in all areas of life. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2011 and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 1993. Rachel’s experience includes counseling men, women, couples and teens in addressing issues such as conflict resolution, anger, anxiety, sexual addiction, recovery from abuse and trauma, depression, mood disorders, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Rachel is experienced in working with couples and families dealing with communication issues, broken relationships, as well as helping parents navigate through parenting of all ages, from birth to adult children. Rachel deeply values the covenant of marriage yet has personally experienced the pain of divorce. She works with women and men in divorce recovery and co-parenting.
Rachel takes a strength-based, problem-solving approach with each client by extending a hand of grace through compassion, building trust, and offering hope. She highlights positive aspects of self that propel her clients toward healing and growth. Her diverse life experiences have provided insight and passion for the needs of those who are hurting. Utilizing CBT techniques from a Christian worldview, she enjoys collaborating with clients to determine their specific goals and needs while supporting them as they walk though the changes necessary to fulfill these goals.
Rachel is the mother of two active college students and enjoys spending time with them outdoors kayaking or hiking. Her personal passions include writing, spending time with friends, and completing the Appalachian Trail. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and New Life Ministries Credentialed Counselors Network.
To schedule an appointment with Rachel you may email her at email@example.com or call the office at 407-654-5700.