Rachel Sanford

Rachel Sanford, msw, lcsw

About me

I graduated in 2018 with my Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

After graduation I began working for the American Lung Association in Missouri as the lead on maternal and infant health efforts. For the last three years, I’ve worked with pregnant women and moms to help them quit smoking. In June 2021 I completed my licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

After graduating in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I worked at Washington University’s Center for Healthy Weight and Wellness and assisted with research on body image and eating disorders among college students.

For the last 10+ years I’ve studied mental health and worked with a variety of populations in different settings.


my approach

The circumstances that are present in our lives today are difficult, even during times when we’re at our best. I believe that having someone look at the issues you’re experiencing in life from a different perspective can be helpful. I hope to create an environment where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences and allowing me to walk alongside you in figuring out solutions to the issues you’re going through.

We will look at your past experiences and how these impact the current issues in your life, explore healthy ways to deal with problems that may arise in the future, and discuss strategies to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress.


Sessions and what to expect

The initial session consultation is 70 minutes and $95. Follow up sessions are 45-50 minutes (full session) for $75 and 30 minutes (half session) for $45. I do not currently accept insurance, but I can provide you with an invoice with all the necessary information to submit to your insurance company.

In-person sessions are available for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Teletherapy is available for those who are not vaccinated or would prefer to meet virtually.