Rachael Hirschman

Counseling Intern

I believe that developing mental wellness and gaining a better understanding of oneself is a lifelong journey. The foundation of any therapeutic relationship is built on trust and providing a safe space for you to identify the obstacles that hold you back. Life is sometimes challenging and stressful, and often requires work and meeting those challenges head-on. My goal is to work with you to remove the things that get in the way of living your truth and finding health and happiness on the journey. I believe you are the best person to define these things and my focus will be walking alongside you to help you achieve your goals and live a life that brings you joy and overall wellness.   
 
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art and am currently working on my Master’s degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I am excited to be interning here at Spring Forest! I am an LGBTQIA+ Ally and enjoy working with adults of all ages and from any socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. I hope to work with young adults navigating new journeys, anyone who has experienced faith-based trauma or seeking to navigate the challenges of life and its stressors in a healthy way.

In my personal life, I enjoy several “nerdy” things such as rock hunting, foraging for mushrooms and ramps in the woods, puzzling into the wee hours of the night, and collecting glass. I am a huge Spartan fan (GO GREEN, GO WHITE!). I love dogs, sharks, snakes, and horses. I am a huge independent film fan and love being near the water whenever I can.

When you work with me, you will find a safe space that welcomes diversity and a place where your individuality is respected. I look forward to coming alongside you in your journey as we work together to move you into your best life!

Internship Supervisor & Mentor: Jess Bonneville MA, LPC, MITS

Adult Individual (18+), LGBTQ+
Anxiety, College Students/Transitions, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress
Okemos, Virtual
Accepting New Clients