Staff Clinician - Law School (wcl)
MSW, University of Michigan BA, Washington University in St. Louis
Rachel Dietrich is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is thrilled to combine her passion for wellness, higher education, and mental health by serving the Washington College of Law as the Staff Clinician. She has several years of experience as an individual and group therapist in a variety of outpatient treatment settings including private clinics, community clinics, and college health centers, in addition to serving as a treatment team member for an innovative Family Recovery Court. As a therapist, Rachel strives to create a warm, relational, engaging, client-centered space where her clients feel supported, validated, and encouraged, while making important changes to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Rachel received her BA in Psychology, History, and Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. At the University of Michigan School of Social Work, she was selected as a Detroit Clinical Scholar, and she collaborated on innovative mixed-methods research projects for the Critical Intersectionality Learning Community focusing on how students experienced the culture and climate during their professional training based on their multiple intersecting social locations. Rachel also has professional experience working in graduate school recruitment, admissions, and advising, and she has presented data on international student well-being at the ACPA National Conference. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys visiting museums, hiking, baking, and spending time with her family, friends, and cats.