Rachael Lynch, LMSW

Rachael Lynch, LMSW



Welcome! Taking the first steps towards change can often times feel overwhelming. I am here to walk this journey with you. I am passionate about partnering with my clients as they discover their resilience and become empowered to improve their quality of life.

I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan and completed a 2 year post-Master’s fellowship at U of M’s Counseling and Psychological Services where I had the privilege of working with college students in therapy. I specialize in working with teens and young adults and have done so in a high school and university setting for the past 6 years.

In my clinical work, it is important for me to look at the whole person through a holistic lens; taking into consideration their many identities and roles as well as the way they approach wellness in their life. I strive to foster a strong relationship with each client as I believe the client/therapist relationship is paramount in promoting growth in therapy and developing a deeper understanding of oneself. Your story, your feelings, and what you have to say matter, and I am here to support you along your journey to accomplishing your goals - whatever those may be.

I specialize in working with eating disorders and body image, anxiety, life transitions/adjustment, self esteem, relationships, women’s issues, chronic illness, grief and loss, sexuality, family of origin concerns, and gender identity. As a relational therapist with training in attachment based psychotherapy, I am highly attuned to each client and provide a warm, secure, and safe base from which to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I cater my approach to each client’s needs and integrate practical approaches such as mindfulness, self compassion, emotion focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy skills. I also have extensive training and experience as an academic and life coach, and am happy to bring these skills into my therapy practice based on a client’s needs.

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Come as you are. Counseling Center of West Michigan does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available


Tel. (616) 805-3660

Fax. (616) 805-3631

Text. (616) 209-8198