Rachel Ochse

She | Her | Hers

EMDR | Complex Trauma | Anxiety | Intersectionality | Identity Development | Consensual Non-Monogamy

My Background

“Trauma strips us of our choice, of our worth, it fragments and isolates. Healing happens in relationships, and the quality of work we can do together is only limited by the alliance we can

Rachel Ochse, Psy.D. is a Post-Doctoral Clinician. Rachel received her Doctorate of Psychology and Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from State University of New York, Purchase College. In clinical practice Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. In addition to providing traditional talk therapy, Rachel is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) by an EMDRIA approved training program, and is experienced in providing ketamine-assisted therapy.

Rachel is passionate about helping empower her clients effect change in their lives, as well as working with individuals who have struggled to be successful with other therapists. She believes we stay stuck in patterns, until we become aware of how histories impact our present day functioning and opt to make changes. Therapy is a deeply personal experience, and Rachel aims to provide transparency and a client-centered approach to help her client’s reach their personal goals and establish a life worth living. Rachel has experience working in academic and community mental health settings while maintaining a consistent focus on social justice and diversity. Her training has allowed her to develop specializations in working with trauma, family of origin issues, substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, and identity development, as well as work with LGBTQ+ and consensual non-monogamy clients. Rachel strives to be affirming in her approach, which she categorizes as trauma-informed, sex-positive and kink-aware. Rachel utilizes a dynamic relational approach to therapy, working within a multicultural framework, but is flexible in her approach to tailor the treatment to the needs of each client. 

Outside of being a therapist Rachel spends most of her time connecting with the people who are important in her life and catering to her cat Charlie. Rachel enjoys movies, reading, games, fantasy football and utilizing her creative skills to create art, cook and craft cocktails. She originally hails from New York, but now calls Chicago home. In true Pisces fashion she can never live too far from a body of water.