Rachel Hendricks, LCSW, has specialized in treating eating disorders throughout her professional career. She provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy with prior experience working in an inpatient hospital program, a day program, and an outpatient program. She specializes in gender and sexuality issues, substance use disorders, and the spectrum of eating disorders. Rachel enjoys working with clients who have a dual diagnosis and/or a history of eating disorder symptoms lasting longer than 10 years. Her strengths include working with clients to build motivation for change, interpersonal skill-building with an emphasis on boundaries and direct communication, and cognitive and behavioral strategies to support symptom stabilization. Rachel believes there is always hope for recovery and helps challenge clients to develop new patterns of thoughts and behaviors to help them have a more meaningful life. With experience in providing Family Based Treatment and couples therapy, she is a proponent of including the family or relational system as supports for the client in recovery. Rachel graduated with a double masters in Social Work and in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University as well as with a BA in clinical sociology from Ithaca College. She is working to complete her certification as an addictions counselor and ultimately plans to become a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and obtain her PhD.