Rachael Mathiak


I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years experience in the mental health field. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with my Bachelor in Social Work (BSW). As a BSW I worked for two years gaining experience with adults, children, teens and families providing case management and supportive counseling services to runaway youth, families with children with intellectual disabilities and adults with severe and chronic mental illness. I wanted to learn more and deepen my knowledge so decided to attend graduate school at Western Michigan University. I graduated in 2013 with my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) and earned my SPADA graduate certificate (Speciality Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse). I have had the honor to meet many people from different walks of life throughout my career. Some of these experiences include: mental health crisis stabilization, serving as a home-based and community based therapist for individuals and families experiencing significant mental health symptoms, foster youth, medical social work, and outpatient therapy.

My broad experience with a variety of people and in different settings have shaped me to be a deeply empathetic, non-judgemental, and skilled therapist. With a balance of nurturance and compassion, I offer direct and honest reflections that you bring into the therapy space. I am an LGBTQIA affirming, social justice aligned, and climate change aware therapist - all of these world issues impact our day to day living and can exacerbate anxiety and mood concerns. I'm a safe person to discuss these concerns with.

I am currently providing tele-health appointments to residents in Michigan, California, and Massachusetts (CA LCSW #73823, MI LMSW # 6801110065, MA LICSW # 124554). I do offer some limited availability for in person appointments to people in the greater Grand Rapids area.

I'm so glad you found me and I look forward to the opportunity of supporting you through whatever concerns have brought you here!

* Please note due to mental health laws I am only able to provide therapy to people living and located in the states I'm licensed in.