About Rachael

About Rachael

Rachael DeKoning is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) working in Kansas at Christian Psychological Services of Kansas City and has been actively seeing clients since 2011. Rachael received her Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Family Studies and Human Services where she graduated at the top of her class. Following, she received her Master’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her training allows her to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy to all ages. Along with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, Rachael has also received her conflict resolution certificate which is allowing her to complete the hours necessary to become a licensed mediator in the state of Kansas.

Rachael has experience treating issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, couple and family relationships, child-behavioral problems, family of origin problems, blended families, life transitions, personal growth, self-esteem, chronic illness, sexual orientation, divorce and co-parenting, and grief and loss. Rachael has specialized experience treating addiction and substance use disorders and received her License in Addiction Counseling (LAC). Other areas of specialization and interest include military family issues, conflict resolution, couples therapy, specifically infidelity and domestic violence, and identity issues (i.e. sexual orientation, spirituality, etc.).

Rachael uses an integrated approach of evidence based theories, and best practices including, but not limited to, Emotion-Focused couples Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative therapy.

Rachael has also conducted research and published works in the areas of addiction, family violence, and military issues and resilience.

As an LCMFT, Rachael seeks to make the therapeutic space a safe and comfortable environment for healing and personal exploration. She helps clients work towards their goals by building on their strengths and resources. Her collaborative nature and competent therapeutic skills will ease your transition into therapy and guide you toward healing, personal growth, and overall well being in yourself and relationships.

To learn more about how to schedule an appointment, fees, and insurance reimbursement please call 913-220-9063 or email rach2978.rr@gmail.com
Rachael Rutter DeKoning, LCMFT, LAC, LLC