Rachel Barrett is a certificated school social worker and licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of externalizing behavior problems masking internal distress in children and youth. Rachel is nationally certificated in TFCBT and works as a trainer/consultant for the Washington State CBT+ initiative- an evidence-based practice institute for child youth and family therapists practicing in community mental health. Previously Rachel held clinical leadership positions in community mental health and worked as a practicing therapist in school programs for children with externalizing behaviors and co-morbid psychiatric diagnosis.
Rachel is committed to increasing children's access to quality mental health services in the communities in which they live- including their schools. Rachel works as a mental health consultant for a local school district and partners with the UW SMART center in a research project aimed at increasing school-based mental health practitioners in delivering trauma treatment in schools.
Currently Rachel teachers two sections of a class on children's mental health for graduate students and multiple sections of the graduate seminar. She enjoys teaching and mentoring social workers new to the field and feels energized by their commitment and vision!
When not working at her main hustles or side hustles Rachel enjoys books about wizards, hanging out with her wife (also a social worker), her three kids and dog, and indulging in reality TV.