Rachel Gardner is a Clinical Therapist in the Eleanor Roosevalt house. Rachel has been working as a therapist since 2014 after earning her masters degree in Clinical Social Work from University of Southern California, along with a Bachelor of Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Rachel has extensive experience working with students and families experiencing trauma, mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, and Bi-Polar), personality disorders, executive functioning, attachment, and family systems. Rachel is trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, experiential therapy, is EAGALA certified, and is working towards getting certified as a Yoga instructor.
Rachel’s core values include hope, perseverance, and authenticity. When asked what Rachel loves about working at New Haven Rachel enthusiastically says “EVERYTHING!!! I love the relationship model, individualized treatment, family focus, experiential components, college prep, transitional programming, and the inclusion of service projects, leisure activities, and animals in treatment.” In her free time Rachel enjoys camping, kayaking, biking, and horseback riding.