“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

Carl Rogers

Having experienced being “on the other side of the couch” she believes that to have a unique ability to connect and empathize with many clients. As a counselor it is a driving purpose to remove the stigma of seeking mental health services. Her main focus is to ensure that she meets the client where they are in their season of life by providing an environment that builds a trusting relationship, where you feel heard and accepted. Rachael helps clients by utilizing a family systems approach that focuses on relational patterns to create positive and lasting change by offering valuable insight. She uses a solution focused lens that meets your goals and specific needs by identifying the strengths necessary to be successful in life. You are able to connect with Rachael in person in The Woodlands, Texas or anywhere virtually for telehealth or coaching services. 

Meet Rachael, she is the founder of Empower and Elevate, & is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 

She is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults through life transitions, identity exploration, substance use, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. She believes everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and be recovered. She honors the importance of a trusting therapeutic relationship with each and every client in order to produce healthy growth and change. Julie’s goal is to create a safe place for clients in order to support their most authentic self. As a therapist she values supporting clients to identify strengths and new ways of coping to work towards their goals along with making new insights. Julie is currently the Clinical Supervisor for Center for Discovery’s Residential in Cypress, Texas and is currently seeing clients at the E&E Cypress location. You may contact her via email julie@empowerandelevate.net to see her current availability. 

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Meet Julie Pate, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, & a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor 

Life is challenging and coming to therapy can be scary. Rest assured that I will be there with you creating a safe space and walking with you through these tough moments of life. As a therapist, I am here to help create change, growth, and increase self-worth that will help you discover your best self. I am passionate about my work and establishing a framework of acceptance, empathy, and compassion. I work hard to create a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while providing a collaborative and open approach therapeutic style that includes CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques. 

I have worked with clients in various mental health settings. I work with children, adolescents, and adults through anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and identity concerns. I have extensive experience and knowledge in Play Therapy and utilize this modality when working with chidlren.

Currently, a Crisis Counselor at a Texas school and providing private practice therapy part time. I am located in person in The Woodlands, Texas or virtually for Telehealth sessions. Currently I have availability Monday and Tuesday’s for in person appointments, and would love to connect over a consultation to ensure that we would be a great fit. You may reach me at daymar@empowerandelevate.net.

Meet Daymar Blanco, she is Licensed Professional Counselor.

We believe everyone should have an authentic place for themselves. Therapy is not a one size fits all approach. We offer individualized care based on your own personal and unique goals. We look forward to the opportunity to work alongside you during your counseling journey.

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Rachael is personable, approachable, and professional. Her knowledge and expertise are keys to her success with her clients. She really knows her stuff and I HIGHLY recommend her counseling services.

- Kate Walker Ph.D., LPC/LMFT Supervisor

Rachael and Julie are awesome clinicians. Both have unique abilities and approaches to combat their clients struggles. They will meet each client where they are at to help them get out of whatever rut they may be stuck in. 

-Katherine Anderson, M.S., LPC, Professional Colleague