The Hope Chest

Hope For the Whole Family

Online Child, Adult and Family Therapy


Rachel Wethers, MSW, LCSW currently provides therapy services online in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Missouri. She has over 10 years of clinical therapy experience with a history of managing and providing therapy services virtually (online), in office, in home, in school, community based, residential, outpatient, and in crisis settings. She enjoys developing and motivating the skills and specialties of children, teens, and women who have experienced a background of trauma and adversity, inspiring hope for change for the future.

Rachel's greatest interest and specialty is in Trauma and Attachment Disorders, utilizing various trauma, attachment, and mindfulness therapies. She also has a great deal of experience in other areas, including play therapy- indirect and direct, abuse- victim and perpetrator, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, behavior modification, child/adolescent conduct and anti-social behaviors, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, family communication and conflict, foster and adoptive parent coaching, grief, leadership, licensure supervision, life coaching, life skills, mood disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, parenting skills, psychotic disorders, self-harm and suicide, Structural Family Therapy, and substance abuse and dependence.

Rachel prefers to utilize a mindfulness, strengths and nurturing/relational approach. She believes that security and regulation skills are the heart of the ability for acceptance, which then leads to change. She will often use various modalities from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Positive Attachment-Based Therapies, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, DBT skills, EMDR, Narrative Trauma Therapies, and Structural Family Therapy.

As a previous foster youth herself, Rachel specializes in foster care and adoption related concerns. She is comfortable working with clients of all backgrounds and is not limited to any cultural, income, race, religious or sexual orientations. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. 

***Note: Rachel ONLY provides therapy ONLINE at this time.