Rachel Astorino M.Ed., LPC, Counselor Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Grow Well Cleveland. She earned her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University. Rachel operates primarily from a feminist and multicultural perspective. She believes that it is vital to take into consideration each individual’s culture and values, especially for those who identify as members of marginalized communities. Counseling is, above all else, a collaboration between client and counselor. Rachel recognizes that empowerment and highlighting of client strengths is a large part of the path towards wellness. Rachel is able to work with a wide variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, gender issues, affectional/sexuality orientation issues, trauma, self-esteem and self-efficacy, relationships, and disempowerment as a result of oppressive societal institutions. Rachel employs an eclectic theoretical approach to treatment. It is the client’s unique needs that drive treatment forward. Depending on what those needs are, Rachel will draw from narrative/constructivist, existential, humanistic/person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral modalities, among others. Rachel’s pronouns are she/her/hers. Rachel sees clients in-person and virtually. Rachel is under the supervision of Pete Finnerty, LPCC-S.