Rachel DenzinIndependent Contractor

    Rachel Denzin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, a master’s degree in School Social Work, and additional master’s degree in Education, Organization and Leadership, all from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

    She has 25 years of experience in working with children, youth and families.  In recent years, she has taken additional training in working with aging adults.  This became an interest after assisting several of her aging family members, who had been diagnosed with either dementia or depression from declining health due to aging.

    Rachel believes strongly in being an advocate for her clients, as well as, teaching her clients to self advocate for themselves.  She likes to use the therapy technique of Motivational Interviewing with her clients, to help them to set goals for their own emotional stability.

    Rachel just relocated to Jacksonville, Illinois from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where she had been a lifelong resident.  Rachel has two daughters who both attend the University of Illinois.  Rachel lives with her husband and dog, and in their freetime, she and her husband enjoy attending theatre events and traveling.